Simply put: if you don't have the money, too bad
and i feel sorry for you
for those of us who
do: if you dont own berkshire as a core holding of at
least 50% of your portfolio, YOU ARE BRAIN DEAD!
New house, New job, New era for BRK, Wife is open
to my ideas...
As Prince used to say; tonight
I'm going to party like it's
PS: Iggy, If you rapid fire your shotgun you can warm
your hands up by holding onto the barrel, a good way
to stay comfortable while you're waiting for the
So far, it's been a wonderful holiday. I must
admit, though, it would have been much better if my
bumbling full-service broker had been able to find the
stock symbol for BRKB on Tuesday afternoon with 9
minutes left in the trading session. I could have gotten
it at the absolute recent low (1950), and now, two
days later, it's at 2250+. I think I'm going to
discounters exclusively. More and more, I'm discovering that
the "full-service" guys are just "order takers" in
disguise, looking for exhorbitant fees for "doing nothing."
Cheers, and the best of holidays. ljh
Merry christmas to you too!!!
I filled all
available stockings with BRK certificates for myself...
What a nice Christmas present Web gave us when GRN was
about to close for trading... May your beat go
Did you see my question about shooting in cold
<<<"Or, for that matter, better than
dumping BRK "because it lacks price support", like our
catch20two or kancer just did. :)"
not the problem ig. BRK lacks "sponsershit". :)
Oh yeah, how could I forget. The talking heads do
not talk about BRK as much as is required.
What kind of message (#9062)is that? Let me
preface my comments: I have a lot of friends with
inherited money, and am not jealous. Although my father is
broke and sells used cars, I hope to leave a sizable
amount for my children and grandchildren when I go
(after teaching them to work hard toward goals, maintain
character, and live well within their means). I'm at 500K
net with many years ahead.
That said, I think
you're an offensive 22-year-old punk ("if you don't have
the money, too bad"). My measely Berkshire B holdings
constitute only 10% of my portfolio, and frankly I don't
consider a 142 IQ and two advanced degrees "brain dead".
Unless you founded a software or internet company at age
17, I congratulate you for not selling your grandma's
A shares and blowing it on booze and new cars. If I
stick to my current plan, I and my children will own a
few A shares then maybe, just maybe, you'll give us
that modicum of respect we've worked so hard for, oh
I think that you and the previous guy had a
different definition of "brain dead". You think of raw
brainpower, whereas he thought about wise use of available
I think that a person can have a 142 IQ, be a
brilliant computer programmer or whatever and still be
brain dead when it comes to investing. (just as Warren
Buffett may be brain dead when it comes to computer
If a person has stumbled upon BRK, has done
valuation and does not have most of their money in it
today, they are either 1) brain dead or 2) Have better
investing opportunities than WEB does.