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Mon Mar 31

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rajeevg replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:59 PM

Re: Berkshire performance through recent full cycle

I believe your math is incorrect. You cannot just multiply together the relative performance for each year to calculate the relative performance over a number of years.

Here's a correct way to do the comparison.

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Sun Mar 9

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rajeevg replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:22 AM

Re: Betting Huge on Banks


Correction: the banks are equal to about 1/8th of the market cap, not 1/6 (Yahoo Finance has the wrong market cap).

At the end of 1991, some 36% of Berkshire's market cap was in Coca Cola stock. This investment in banks only [more]

Tue Feb 25

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rajeevg replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 9:07 PM

Re: Annual Speculation

I don't find anything confusing about Buffett's bequest to his wife. Nor do I think his choice of an S&P 500 index over Berkshire stock says anything about the relative attractiveness of the two investments.

Look at these excerpts from [more]

Wed Feb 12

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rajeevg replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 6:37 PM

Re: Graham Holdings (GHC)

Berkshire owns about $1.1 billion in GHC stock, and I believe GHC only owns about $425 million in Berkshire stock. Which of GHC's businesses might Berkshire acquire to make the deal work? I doubt Berkshire is interested in the education business, [more]

Fri Jan 31

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rajeevg replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:30 PM

Re: Progressive


At the annual meeting last year, Buffett remarked that each Geico policy was worth about $1500 in intrinsic value to Berkshire:

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Thu Jan 23

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rajeevg posted to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 2:24 PM

Union Pacific 2013 results

Union Pacific reported their 2013 results today. Revenues was almost 22 billion dollars and earnings went up to $4.4 billion. The company now has a market capitalization of about 80 billion dollars.

I'll leave the detailed analysis to [more]

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