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Fri May 4

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:22 PM

Re: is it the death of Apple?

<< Do you know how big and dominant Nokia was, when iPhone got introduced? >>

Your question wasn't addressed toward me, but I recall at
Nokia's height it represented almost 40% of the mobile phone
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Sat Apr 21

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:11 PM

Re: It is 100 million subscribers and...

<<(Been blocking Kingran for months due to trolling suspicions.)>>

Kingran is less genteel than Mungo.

I'm unlikely to agree on anything that Kingran posts here, but
he does stimulate discussions.

Wed Mar 28

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:25 AM

Re: BRK - PBV 1.429

FiveThirtyEight just posted a trade war simulator today:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-to-win-a-trade-war/...

You can play against another [more]

Tue Mar 13

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:48 PM

Re: OT: Mind-blowing expectations

<< Mokita (New Guinean): The truth everyone knows but nobody says. >>

Post by Joshua Kennon, which even includes a reference to Warren Buffett:

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Tue Feb 27

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Rubic posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:31 PM

US Power Demand

From Bloomberg News:

"Power consumption in the U.S. has stalled for the last decade, breaking
the link the industry has enjoyed with economic growth."


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Mon Feb 26

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:34 PM

Re: Joe Kernen is such a tool

Full transcript for those who prefer to skim past Joe's nonsense:

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Tue Jan 30

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:36 PM

Re: BRK, AMZN, and JPM to Partner on healthcare

Jim:

I can't provide the link you were looking for, but I
do have a book recommendation on the subject, just
published last October:

"Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine"
by [more]

Wed Jan 24

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:59 AM

Re: Buffett Shares the Secrets to Wealth

<< I think Taleb first came up with the concept of f u money. >>

It appeared earlier in James Clavell's book "Noble House", 1981.

I think the term gained popularity rapidly, because a [more]

Mon Nov 13

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:02 AM

Re: How to invest when you have enough in retire

<<
(2) My suggested approach is to divide the problem in two. Put some of the
money into an insurance-like product that pays off ONLY if you live to a very ripe
old age. 90, something like that.

>>

If [more]

Sat Sep 16

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Rubic posted to the Manlobbi's Descent board. 1:43 PM

Formerly Steadfast: The Washington Post

I'd like to revisit Warren Buffett's purchase of the
Washington Post in in 1973. Although not all of
Buffett's stock picks could be considered Steadfast
(his criteria was more focused on predictability, esp.
in the early [more]

Mon Sep 11

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Rubic replied to the Manlobbi's Descent board. 7:20 AM

Re: Welcome

Manlobbi:

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the other Motley Fool
boards and for starting a new board here to discuss further
ideas.

Mon Aug 28

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:17 AM

Re: technical price Target

<< The technical price Target in $BRKB still continues to resist the stock with negative RSI Divergence. >>

I know some of these words.

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Sun Aug 6

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:11 PM

Re: Two and a half column

Interesting. Reposted with the price-to-known-book ratio for each row:

Period Book 2.5c Ratio
2013 Q2 122,898 187,248 1.52
2013 Q3 126,764 184,787 1.46
2013 Q4 134,973 202,622 1.50
2014 Q1 138,420 203,350 1.47
2014 [more]

Sat Aug 5

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:01 PM

Re: What is GEICO up to?

We could invert the pricing question and ask how much
value is GEICO delivering for its rates.

Like airline customers, I'd guess most auto insurance
customers base their purchase decision on price, without
considering any [more]

Mon Jul 10

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:06 AM

Re: OT: CBI going forward

<< I'm not sure...but based on the Paris Climate accord, if I'm not
mistaken, places like China will put forth non-binding ideas of how they
might do that in 2030, or something like that.
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Sat Jun 17

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Rubic replied to the Brookfield Asset Management board. 12:09 PM

Re: Annual Meeting Webcast

<< I just wish there had been a follow-up question - how do
you get comfortable investing in India, then?
>>

Not a comprehensive answer to your question, but a brief interview
with Bruce Flatt on ET NOW (Indian [more]

Fri Jun 16

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:53 AM

Re: IBM

<< Amazon is leader by far in IaaS cloud. Microsoft is second. IBM is way behind. >>

Gotta give the Microsoft pachyderm credit for retooling itself to be
relevant in the cloud.

-Rubic

Wed Jan 18

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:40 AM

Re: OT: Manlobbi's Descent

<< On this note, I stand by my word that I have not had a
single reader who has gotten through the whole book, despite
without saying that, despite initial hesitation, the use of Middle
English helped rather than hindered the
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Fri Dec 9

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Rubic posted to the Brookfield Asset Management board. 9:38 AM

Brooklyn Investor article from 2015

It's an older article from 2015, but not much has changed since it was
first published and I don't recall the link being posted in this forum
earlier:

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Fri Nov 11

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Rubic posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:55 AM

Berkshire’s Post-Election Record High

From The Rational Walk:

Berkshire’s Post-Election Record High

http://www.rationalwalk.com/?p=15138

"Only time will tell how the new administration reshapes [more]

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