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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Message Board

  • easyed87 easyed87 Oct 19, 1999 5:09 PM Flag

    NEEDY GRADUATE STUDENT

    I am researching the types of information
    investors use to make decisions. I have to write a paper in
    my Accounting Theory class about the usefulness of
    Accounting information to investors, as well as other types
    of information investors use other than Accounting
    information. So I'm conducting a case study by posting this
    message and hopefully someone will have pity on me and
    throw me a bone. My email address is easyed87@yahoo.com

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    • <<95% of my portfolio is in BRK (just like
      WEB)...>>

      napart, unlike WEB, you don't have a couple of million
      dollars in your bank account(I assume).




      You seem to be a fairly young guy. I am sure you
      aware that place we live is changing while you blink
      your eyes. DOW(composite of Century old industries) is
      up only 12% this year, while Nasdaq(composite of
      moving forces that makes your daily job easier) is up
      almost 30%.

      I can't believe I am saying this
      but....diversify......

    • Don't tell me only stock you own is BRK. Hey,
      what happened to your "Trading Prodigy" title? You
      must've made enough money before you hit the legal age.
      What a way of pissing money away, no?

      --------------------------------------------------------------

      95% of my portfolio is in BRK (just like
      WEB)...

      I know it's will come back with a vengance but it
      still is disheartening to watch it drop so
      precipitiously.

      Greg

    • >> Is that a cup and handle on the BRK chart <<

      No. To me, it looks like a toilet & bowl formation.

    • chart?

    • without the expletives. If you have to ask that
      question, then maybe you should sell the stock. In the
      market you have to be able to ride down just as you are
      able to ride up. We need only the kind of stockholder
      in this company who wants to be here for the good
      times and will withstand the bad times. Fortunately, we
      have seen more good years that bad ones and no company
      can beat our record. In the last 33 years Berkshire
      has bettered the S&P 500 in 30 of those years, quite
      a record in anybody's book. I suggest you read the
      annual report.

    • dial up here on the internet, (that is if you
      have not been told to do so
      already).
      www.berkshirehathaway.com
      Look in their home page for the 1998 annual report and
      read every word. Then you will learn a lot about the
      company, and all your questions will be answered.
      Then
      go out and buy yourself a few shares of the "B"
      stock, you will not be sorry, especially at these
      prices.
      Then hold it till forever, your beneficiaries
      will thank you.

    • """ON the last day of 1998 BRK held 1,340,600 shares of
      Wal-Mart."""

      You did not see it listed because this only constitutes 0.09% of BRK's market cap.


      DOE

    • ON the last day of 1998 BRK held 1,340,600 shares of Wal-Mart

    • There are a lot of great services on the internet
      that do some pretty handy stuff, especially for
      investors, but as technology evolves so too do these
      features. Here's a great new one that has an invaluable
      application.

      It's called Sleuth and what it does is track the most
      important and the most minute details about a company. For
      example, a friend of mine told me that he subscribes to it
      for a certain stock and one morning the Slueth
      emailed him that the company had purchased a couple new
      domain names (web site addresses).

      From that, he
      was able to ascertain that they were moving into a
      new business area and one that he felt certain would
      succeed.

      Imagine, hypothetically, that you were holding IBM and you
      got a sleuth report that they had bought the domain
      "www.ibmcable.com"
      Wouldn't that be an early heads-up that they were going
      into cable long before the world saw the press
      release?

      It also will notify you if personnel changes are
      made, litigation ensues, patents or trademarks are
      registered, and even of rumors circulating. It also gives you
      the latest short interest, analyst reports, earnings
      forecasts, and technical trading too.

      It is entirely
      free via a link at www.stocktoys.com

      We all
      know that details make the difference, even for BRKA

    • Don't tell me only stock you own is BRK. Hey, what happened to your "Trading Prodigy" title? You must've made enough money before you hit the legal age. What a way of pissing money away, no?

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