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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]

Tue Nov 1

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:00 PM

Re: Buffett's 1999 Fortune article

<< FWIW, that week in 1999 the trend earnings yield was 2.36% on my figures.
Right now with the S&P at 2122 it's about 4.08% calculated the same way.
On this basis, the S&P 500 was far more overvalued then than it is
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Rubic posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:51 AM

Buffett's 1999 Fortune article

We're now approaching the 17th anniversary of Fortune magazine
publication of Warren Buffett's infamous 1999 article:

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Tue Oct 18

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:21 PM

Re: Poll: BRK - Split Post Buffett

I have to admit that I read the original poll question asking
if Berkshire would split by selling off individual companies,
which is possible -- if highly unlikely -- anytime in the
near future.

As far as a stock split -- sure. [more]

Mon Oct 3

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Rubic replied to the Brookfield Asset Management board. 3:47 PM

Re: BAM Meeting Notes

<<Is the Kindle edition of [Manlobbi's] book acceptable for reading?>>

I have the Kindle version and had no problems reading the text. The
tables will appear smaller, but that's the limitation of the [more]

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Rubic replied to the Brookfield Asset Management board. 2:31 PM

Re: BAM Meeting Notes

Manlobbi, thanks for your detailed notes. One question regarding:

"Only thing different is that money bigger, and thus returns
should be higher and quicker."


Is Bruce stating that returns will be higher because [more]

Thu Sep 29

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

Re: OT: eight products per household

"Is it really unreasonable for a bank to shoot for having a *complete
relationship* with a household?"


Maybe not unreasonable, but perhaps unrealistic.

I've opened 4 new bank accounts in the past two years, [more]

Sat Sep 17

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Rubic replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:17 PM

Re: Confidence

<< That's why Buffett told his wife, if she lives longer than him, to put
half her money in a low cost index and the other half in short term
governments.
>>

The actual suggested proportions were 90% S&P [more]

Fri Sep 16

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Rubic posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:38 PM

WFC oil salad scandal price level?

Given all the attention Wells Fargo has deservedly received lately,
I was wondering at what level does the price drop to reach an
equivalence to the American Express Salad Oil Scandal in 1963?

Mon Sep 12

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Rubic posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:46 AM

WF phony account exec's $125M bonus

Wells Fargo Exec Who Headed Phony Accounts Unit Collected $125 Million:

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