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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:01 AM

Re: Brk and US Estate tax for foreigners

I have no idea how a non-US resident is impacted by the US estate tax however. Would a non-us resident even be subject to US estate tax rules?

It is not just Federal estate tax you must worry about. Some states have inheritance taxes [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:57 AM

Re: way way OT

How long should a computer last? I have had mine for 3 years, and it is starting to run slow.

Is this a technical question or an emotional question?

Computers do not slow down. What makes them seem to slow down is not that [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:39 AM

Re: 20-year return vs S&P downright shocking

given Berkshire's massive leverage via float. Any other company and people would be calling for the CEO's ouster. One, five and 10 year returns below the market. WEB missed badly coming out the financial crisis as he was too slow (afraid?) [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:35 AM

Re: Preparing Berkshire for a Future Without Buf

2. Share the Annual Letter Writing
-this is a "key point" because, ... why?


I am against this.

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

Fri Jun 15

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:32 AM

Re: Berkshire Lagging Pretty Bad

these days. WEB has lots of cash and apparently no ideas.

Let us assume you are correct.

1.) Do you want him to set up a dart board marked with companies to purchase, and a section marked "pay dividend" and another [more]

Tue Jun 12

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JeanDavid replied to the Ask A Foolish Question board. 5:14 PM

Re: How do you solve a problem like too many stocks?

If so, any idea on the strategy to adopt to pare down the number of stocks?

Sell the ones where you have the least money in them. Start from the least, and gradually move up. Because even if all of them double in the next year, it [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:54 PM

Re: OT: TD Ameritrade

Was wondering if anyone else is having a problem with TD Ameritrade this morning? My account has been totally frozen all morning. Thanks in advance for any input.

I have not been streaming it all day, but when I have looked in on it, [more]

Mon Jun 11

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:08 PM

Re: Off Topic/Income Investments

If you are looking for something that is safe and pays a big dividend, you might consider National Presto Industries.
...They go in and out of fashion...


Here is the current version of the pressure cooker model I bought. Mine is [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:52 AM

Re: Off Topic/Income Investments

If you are looking for something that is safe and pays a big dividend, you might consider National Presto Industries.
...They go in and out of fashion...

Up 6% today.
Up 40% from it's low at the beginning of
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JeanDavid replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:37 AM

Re: Tax strategy

I have I guess what would be a good problem. My taxable portfolio (all stocks) of about $1,000,000 has a tax basis of about $500,000. I am at the stage of my life where I would like to lock in those gains, but don't want to necessarily [more]

Thu Jun 7

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JeanDavid replied to the Rule Your Retirement boards. 5:31 PM

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:16 PM

Re: When does BRK-A

At what point is BRK-A like VRSN? Been a great investment but can take your gains and invest in something that will get higher returns. What is the top or is there of this stock?

I learned American English soon after I moved here [more]

Mon Jun 4

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:06 PM

Re: BRKB-Risk Reward

How does this note thing work? If Charlie dies does the note get canceled?

I imagine it depends on the contents of his will, and perhaps on his state of residence. I am not an attorney.

At one time, my will specifically [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:30 AM

Re: BRKB-Risk Reward

And then the whole "London whale" thing happened and completely blindsided him.
Apparently some critical employee in charge of risk management had contracted Lyme disease and as a result CDS trading had gotten a bit out of
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Tue May 29

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:27 PM

Re: Irrational Mr. Market

Maybe he owns a pile of two year Italian paper?

Could be worse. What if he had some of those 100-year Argentina bonds?

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JeanDavid replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 5:22 PM

Re: Reboot Your Routers

You'd be surprised how many times rebooting will fix internet problems. I don't know how many times I'd come how to hear from my wife that the internet wasn't working or was so slow, and all it took to fix things was to reboot the [more]

Mon May 28

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JeanDavid replied to the Mechanical Investing board. 7:45 PM

Re: OT Amazon

Lol, I've never even heard of Hachette!

I have heard of them. When I went to elementary school in France, they were one of the largest textbook publishers, and they did not publish only textbooks.

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:40 PM

Re: Is Warren right about index funds?

The bigger problem is that such a currency move would only happen in the context of a global economic crisis.
The problem would be more in the economic crisis than in the drop of the US dollar.

No argument there. I never imagined that [more]

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:36 PM

Re: Is Warren right about index funds?

Thank you to all for the interesting discussion. I worry about outlasting my retirement nestegg. Goodness knows Warren is a far better investor than I am, but with the S&P 500 priced to return 3%-4% over the next 10 years and T-Bills yielding [more]

Fri May 25

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JeanDavid replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:50 AM

Re: Why does BRKB own more than 10% AXP?

Of course, ultimately the government is the public.

That is the theory, but in practice, that is by no means the case:

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