"Hahahaha. Perhaps you should simply take you loss from you well-advertised short at 15.12, and call it a day. Eh?"
"Btw, How's that vaunted NFLX short working out for you?"
Heh heh. :p
"You shorted at $15.12 and the stock went straight up to $21+. Brilliant!"
Where is it now, oh genius? LMAO. How are your purchases at $19+ fairing now, Mr. Brilliant?
LOL, they never believe me...until my predictions come true.
"They mock what they do not understand..."
Well, I guess I was right after all. Despite all the mocking. Heh.
Sorry for your losses, guys - don't say I didn't try to warn y'all.
How'd Buffett ***get*** the money, though. Did he get it by buying into run-of-the-mill commodity producers? Well, yes and no. Yes in the sense that he bought controlling positions in commodity producers (i.e., Berkshire Hathaway) in order to milk/convert their assets; but no in the sense that he generally bought non-controlling positions in them. HUN - despite all the cheerleading - is a run-of-the-mill commodity producer. That's just a fact.
Chomp: The info is good and the quotes from Buffett are familiar, but remember that Buffett already has the money and is trying to preserve it with modest gains. He owns huge companies that don't appreciate very quickly. That is ok for him because he wants low risk as he gets his money to invest for free (float on all the insurance policies he collects premium on up front). His main concern is making sure the money is there when reached for and he can't buy enough of a medium sized company to make a difference to him - he has too much to invest. He has eve said he could easily make 20-30%/year if he didn't have such large sums to invest. Investing smaller sums is an advantage. That's what we are doing. KS
Sorry - can't resist one more chart - try to spot the commodity producers (price takers) in this crowd.