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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:22 PM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

You could also try to consider what Berkshire did with the $433M in cash that it possessed by not paying cash for Dexter. He might have bought things that compounded very well and that threw cash to buy other things. They might not have compounded [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:04 PM

Re: Way OT: Snap[chat]

FYI, SNAP is now trading down a third from my short position open, at $15.50.
Actually I closed out a while ago and pocketed a mere 20%.



I also bowed out a bit early, around 17, and regretted my lack of conviction as it [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:59 AM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

While he [Buffett] complains about stock swap acquisitions, it's an objection without much economic sense. The stock is always available for purchase or sale in adequate amounts. The restriction to a projected long term ownership swap says [more]

Wed Dec 13

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:28 PM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

This is not a mysterious topic for lawyers. If the subsidiary is adequately capitalized (therefore, not a "shell") and maintains the legalities of separate corporate existence (meetings, minutes, resolutions, proper conforming to state [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:12 PM

Re: Is Berkshire really safe?

Will Berkshire (the parent) be on the hook to pay for judgments against Clayton's or Dexter Shoes or Benjamin Moore or Gen Re?
Or is it like their debts and only the subsidiaries will be on the hook?



I believe the [more]

Mon Dec 11

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DTBoojum replied to the Brookfield Asset Management board. 4:44 PM

Re: Flatt on Bloomberg

great interview, great paraphrase

i just wish i could get the image out of my head, of the falcon about to devour a puppy... although, speaking as an owner of the falcon, they gotta eat something...

dtb

Fri Dec 8

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DTBoojum replied to the Canada (General) board. 8:03 AM

Re: About Bloody Time

Burnaby's lawyer Greg McDade had argued in two days of hearings in Calgary that the city was following its standard permitting process, and that the company was to blame for the slow pace because of shoddy applications.

"Our
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Wed Dec 6

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DTBoojum replied to the Last RoundUp board. 2:55 PM

Re: dltr

Corporations are a legal fiction.

Americans are getting all of the tax hikes and tax cuts. As ever.



This is a difficult notion for some people to understand : why should corporations pay lower taxes than people? [more]

Sun Dec 3

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:36 AM

Re: Did anybody lighten up?

I meant to but Nope. Still 205 lbs., or for you Euros that's 13.7 stone, or for you Scientists that 1302 kg. Frankly I'm lucky it's not even higher than tha ...

hmm, your weight units need some work...

i have about 3 [more]

Sat Dec 2

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:27 AM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

nice job, commoncents. Nice to see some pushback, friendly but firm, against some of the things that make no sense. There would be less polarization if people were to drop the party lines and examine political developments in a more neutral way, as [more]

Fri Dec 1

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:16 AM

Re: Tax Reform and BRK

yes, sorry to prolong this non-Tesla thread, but I agree that the book value multiple threshold should logically be raised a bit, given the reversal of part of the deferred capital gains.

but it’s a small change. Deferred capital gains are [more]

Thu Nov 30

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:51 PM

Re: OT - Wells Fargo: the bell has not tolled fo

Chase (USA) has a few cards that use the Bloomberg Markets quote which seems to be midway between the current bid and ask.

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:59 AM

Re: OT - Wells Fargo: the bell has not tolled fo

it appears i am wrong, there is indeed such a card, but not, it seems, in my bank oligopoly land. Suggestion: invest in a Canadian bank.

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:29 AM

Re: OT - Wells Fargo: the bell has not tolled fo

BTW, my Chase card offers no forex fees or spreads!


There’s always a spread, even if it’s 1/20 of a cent like with Interactive Brokers. My guess is that your credit card has a substantial spread, like 2%, which they will have [more]

Tue Nov 28

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:51 PM

Re: OT: Jim Chanos on Tesla

Putting spheres around stars is hard, but making petroleum is easy, and synthetic petroleum at $150 a barrel seems like a realistic estimate.

And IF you grant that petrolem (oil) costs $50 to produce by digging up dead dinosaurs, and $150 to [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Renewable Energy board. 6:48 PM

Re: Elon Musk’s giant battery

We will need to wait to see it in operation and for some published results.

Peaker gas plant may not be an option for this area of Australia.


we know it is 129 MWh storage capacity, and Musk says it would have cost Tesla [more]

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DTBoojum replied to the Renewable Energy board. 1:41 PM

Re: Elon Musk’s giant battery

...testing, indicating Tesla Inc. is on track to meet a 100-day self-imposed deadline to install the system.

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The futurist chief executive made a bet on Twitter in March that he could install a 100-megawatt storage facility
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Mon Nov 27

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DTBoojum replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 5:14 PM

Re: AMC

Heck no, we’re not jealous.

Unlike some investors recently, we can still appreciate 10-20% returns and not expect 97%. I pity those spoiled brats. Yeah, sure.

dtb

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:09 PM

Re: OT: bitcoin

The hodlers [Bitcoin buyers] must be feeling pretty smart right about now. They have blown away everyone else's investment returns for the year, just through blind faith. Valuation schmaluation.

Sounds vaguely [more]

Fri Nov 24

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DTBoojum replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:23 PM

Re: OT: Jim Chanos on Tesla

FWIW, I am still wondering where all the electricity will be coming from to charge all those EVs when half the cars are electric. Like they don't already have brownouts in California? Gonna need a lot more power plants--and the greenies are [more]

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