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Mon Jun 29

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:52 PM

Re: Dividend

i>This, I think, is quite creative!<I.

The hoi pokkoi on this board hasn't a clue about using dividends and am sick to death of idiots who tell you to meet living expenses by selling off bits and pieces of BRK if and when as needed. No [more]

Tue Jun 16

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ghu216 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:10 AM

my take on Walmart

Walmart has internet advertisements for a cordless telephone which I want. After spending at least an hour on the phone or the iMac I was unable to trace anyone or anything at Walmart to help me get closer to putting that phone into my cart. I think [more]

Wed Jun 10

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:31 PM

Re: IBM Pharma

Right now people are thinking of it as they do... ... </i?

Jim,

it hurts me to have to say this but your many recs are awarded for your thinking, not that of la canaille.

Harry

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:19 PM

Re: IBM Pharma

there's a lot of value lurking in the many arcane pockets of Big Blue, and healthcare is going to be a major performer for them.

Good thinking, Jack.

G H U

Thu Jun 4

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:34 PM

Re: Berkshire No Better Than S&P

ood collectors deal in values.

sorry butI cannot agree.

G H U

Wed Jun 3

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:07 PM

Re: <b>G H U<b> and <b>W E B

Ghu's perennial question on why BRK does not pay dividends -

He doesn't oay divs because he can get away with it. Management of corporations always do lots of things because they can get away with it. Such as paying directors who are
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Tue Jun 2

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:26 AM

Re: Where is the risk ?

What makes BRK unique is the fact that underlying risk of losing your principal is very low

ALL your principal, I agree. NONE of it, you must be kidding.

G H U

Fri May 29

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:09 PM

Re: Are P/E's too high?

That's about it.

Amen.

G H U

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:04 PM

Re: Are P/E's too high?

averaging into good businesses and holding on for the long haul.

Such businesses reward you in the here and now if they pay their shareholders here and now.

G H U

Thu May 28

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ghu216 posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:59 PM

<b>G H U<b> and <b>W E B<b>

I meant to ask: if I am aging, can Buffett be far behind? It's my memory which fails to serve me AS of this morning. I knew what I was thinking about but I just couldn't remember the English word for it. Until my wife came into the room and helped [more]

Sun May 24

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:48 PM

Re: Berkshire and rising rates

bankers' gambling losses have been made good by the taxpayers

JD.

you hit the nail on the head. translated: We are all in trouble. The reason you got only one rec other than mine is that this is too bloody awful to [more]

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:38 AM

Re: Berkshire and rising rates

I will give you a 3.5% interest rate on my bond, almost 0.5% higher than 30Y US treasuries, if you keep the bond for 20 years. No less.
Would you take this deal


If you were AAA rated and I sixty years younger I might think about [more]

Fri May 22

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:00 PM

Re: On Taking Candy From Strangers

Man, I miss that message board. Shame that it's gone...</o>

If you are surrounded by people with the same outlook on the world, of core you will feel comfortable. But the world outside is rough but more interesting to the unbised
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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:22 AM

Re: On Taking Candy From Strangers

GHU is quite nice when we have email conversations off board.

Thank you,, Jim. You bring it out in me. Unlike some, if not many, other posters.

I think his contrariness hereabouts is more the exception, perhaps in part for [more]

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:51 AM

Re: On Taking Candy From Strangers

s my great, great grandma C2 used to say, you can't spell Ugh without GHU

I never stopped anyone from exhibiting his/her spelling abilities.

G H U

Tue May 19

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:20 PM

Re: How many different positions do you have?

So, I was curious about how focused or diversified the rest of the board is at this time.

The latest issue of the AAII Journal has an article on what a profitable number of portfolio constituents would be. This board could learn from [more]

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 7:22 PM

Re: How many different positions do you have?

I hope she shopped far more than your Berkshire dividend check.

Banks love to cash those checks because they know Warren can pay. Unfortunately petty thieves love Walmart parking lots just as much and wheeling a fully loaded trolley [more]

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 5:56 PM

Re: How many different positions do you have?

WMT - 4% (of which half added today)

I wish you good luck - both WEB was last known to own it and my wife was still in it at the close to-day.

G H U

Mon May 18

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:30 AM

Re: veolia

Why was I interested in Veolia? I had long been aware in the worldwide increase in urban dwellers with their growing demand for water and I also knew that Israel had highly advanced water conservation techniques.
Israel uses these on lake [more]

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ghu216 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:56 AM

Re: How many different positions do you have?

I am amazes to find how many people keep cash because they think is value cannot go down. Anybody believe that a programmed two percent annual inflation is a safe position? Honestly, I have never counted the positions we, i.e. ,y wife and I, have in [more]

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