Fairfax Financial Holdings (FFH.TO) is a Canadian financial holding company that operates in the property, casualty, and life insurance and reinsurance, investment management, and insurance claims management businesses. Although the company is based in Canada, the bulk of its operations take place in the United States. United States businesses accounted for 49% of earned premiums, […]
One of the reasons that I started this website is because I so admired the investing style of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. I have marveled at the investment strategy of Warren Buffett since my college days and have long since considered him one of the greatest minds in value investing. There is another reason […]
According to Meyer Shields of Stifel Nicholas, Now Is The Time To Sell Berkshire Hathaway. Shields believe that shares of Berkshire Hathaway are overvalued and are due for a dip. Berkshire Hathaway has been in the news a lot recently as analysts and pundits have thrown out different suggestions as to what Berkshire should do […]
Warren Buffett used to say that he never invested in technology companies because he doesn’t understand them. That doesn’t mean that his holding company, Berskhire Hathaway doesn’t invest in information technology companies. Recently, Buffett’s company has had an appetite for information services companies. These investments were probably made by Charlie Munger or Lou Simpson.
One of the major cogs of the three headed monster at Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) is stepping down. Lou Simpson, the Geico portfolio manager, announced his plans to retire today. This is important despite the fact that it has gone largely unnoticed by most major media networks.
There has been a lot of speculation over who will take over when Warren Buffett steps down. Buffett is the creator, founder, and mastermind behind the success at Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) is the highest valued stock in the stock market with a price of $116,305.00 per share. Buffett has turned early investors into […]
Warren Buffett’s Smart Investments Any list of great CEO’s would not be complete without Warren Buffett. Buffett is the head of Berkshire Hathaway and the namesake for this blog. Berkshire Hathaway is the holding company for Geico, Dairy Queen, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Burlington Northern, and a number of subsidiaries. The Oracle of Omaha is still one of the […]
Moody’s downgraded the credit rating for Berkshire Hathaway and several of the company’s insurance subsidiaries. Moody’s says Berkshire and its insurance companies, including National Indemnity and Geico, aren’t as strong financially because the market value of their investments has fallen. Also, Moody’s says the recession hurt Berkshire’s non-insurance businesses. “These extraordinary market pressures have reduced the […]
Dow Chemical (DOW) dropped to $6.50 today. I am now convinced that if the Rohm & Haas deal is completed that Dow will not be a viable company. It is finally in Rohm & Haas best interest to negotiate a lower price. If the deal is completed Dow will be running to the government for funding. […]