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Gunnar Peterson

Three Great Lessons for Income Investors: 1. A great business with a fair yield is superior to a fair business with a great yield 2. A great business with a fair yield is superior to a fair business with a great yield 3. A great business with a fair yield is superior to a fair business with a great yield

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Fri Jul 31

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TotalReturnInv posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 10:58 AM

No more (free) cheese for you

To help the effort of taking out $1.5B in costs by 2017, no more free cheese for employees, and:

cap spending on meals during travel to $50 a day, except in some higher-priced cities. There are also new limits on hotel rates. Employees [more]

Fri Jul 3

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Thu Jul 2

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TotalReturnInv replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:27 PM

Re: Buffett: An American Patriot

Income taxes millions.
2011...1,493
2010...2,348
2009...2,035


Any particular reason you stopped with 2011?

2014 4,905
2013 3,514
2012 1,710

Tue Jun 30

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TotalReturnInv replied to the Stock Advisor boards. 11:59 AM

Tue May 12

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TotalReturnInv replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:32 AM

Re: OT: L

L often gets compared to BRK, but besides the corporate structure, how comparable are they in practice? We are seven years removed from the best buying opportunity in generations, BRK made numerous aggressive purchases like BNSF, Heinz and plenty [more]

Wed Jul 23

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TotalReturnInv published an article 5:17 PM

Does Caterpillar or Deere Build the Better Dividend Paying Machine?

Caterpillar and Deere deliver dividend growth, but which is the better value for income investors?

Tue Jul 22

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TotalReturnInv published an article 3:43 PM

Income Investing by the Poolside

Summertime and the investing is easy, P&G and Unilever's dividends will rise if that debt don't get too high.

Fri Jul 18

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TotalReturnInv published an article 4:28 PM

Colgate Looks Pricey -- Are There Any Bargains Left?

Which two Colgate competitors offer higher dividends at lower prices?

Wed Jul 16

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TotalReturnInv published an article 1:00 PM

Can Cracker Barrel's Red-Hot Dividend Growth Continue?

Can one of the decade's dividend all-stars continue its streak?

Tue Jul 8

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TotalReturnInv published an article 6:47 PM

Does Potash Corp Yield Dividend Growth?

Looking to agribusiness to harvest cash.

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TotalReturnInv published an article 7:39 AM

Do Big Box Stores Mean Big Value for Investors?

Lowe's and Wal-Mart offer great value for consumers, but are they a bargain for investors? Growth and defense matter in selecting the right retailer for your portfolio.

Mon Jul 7

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TotalReturnInv published an article 4:56 PM

Look to Quality When Investing in a Fairly Valued Market

In the fifth year of a bull run, what's an investor to do?

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TotalReturnInv published an article 9:41 AM

The High Price of Cheap Stocks

RadioShack's shares looked cheap right up until they weren't. Should investors dumpster dive for RadioShack or invest in quality like Wal-Mart?

Sat Jun 14

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TotalReturnInv published an article 5:41 PM

Lessons From Dad: Why Dividends Are So Important

These stocks are your father's dividend stocks.

Thu May 29

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TotalReturnInv published an article 12:33 PM

Buy Stocks Like You Buy Groceries

Which companies milk the most cash out of the grocery aisle?

Thu May 8

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TotalReturnInv published an article 12:53 AM

Answering One of Life's Persistent Questions: Coke or Pepsi?

Which of these high-quality companies is a better buy today?

Tue May 6

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TotalReturnInv published an article 9:42 AM

IBM: A Tech Stock That Warren Buffett Loves

Shareholder yield shows why IBM is the opposite of most tech stocks, and why that's a good thing.

Thu May 1

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TotalReturnInv published an article 3:29 PM

1 Overlooked Secret to Warren Buffett's Phenomenal Success

He may not like paying dividends, but he sure likes receiving them. You should, too. Follow Warren Buffett to high quality dividend paying stocks

Wed Apr 30

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TotalReturnInv published an article 12:03 PM

5 Companies It Pays to Own

Does doubling your income sound appealing? Use the hidden power of dividend growth to your advantage. Here are five companies from Cracker Barrel to Tiffany that have doubled their dividends.

Thu Apr 24

NL

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TotalReturnInv published an article 11:26 AM

Is Now A Good Time To Sweeten Up Your Portfolio?

Can Hershey, Tootsie Roll, Nestlé and Mondelez turn their chocolate rivers into streams of quality income for investors?

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