coin, you're a buzz-K-K-Kill to all duh folKs Krouched behind their ditches. I say
"Let them eat Panera & drinK StarbuKKs."
ps: I was Koerced to go into a StarbuKKs the other day. Hilarious. I had to go through the entire menu and asK the fashionista-barista if each item aKKshually had an K-K-Koffee in it and how much other Krap was in it. She looKed at me liKe I was from Mars (which I just may be). I ended up defaulting to what she said was their most popular hot drinK. It supposedly had Koffee in it, but I wouldn't swear on it.
Only in AmeriKon ...
the most popular K-K-Koffee chain doesn't even really serve much K-K-Koffee and ...
wait for it ...
the best K-k-Koffees StarbuKks chars are not even available IN a StarbuKks.
so, was BRK a net buyer or seller of eKwities in Q1?
what about 4q2012?
HeadCaseLV lives in Duh friKKin Disastuh of Nevaduh. How K-K-Kould anything be too thiKKK?
KriKey. It's all roKKet science roundhere
S&P seems to notice same thing about Q1 that I did. Go figure.
S&P says BRK too reliant on INsurance. Non-insurance businesses generate most of its operating income, but aside from the insurance subsidiaries only Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC has provided a significant part of its total dividends.
ps: I know what they "mean" but KriKey, Kould these people be any more stupid? Do they all K-K-kome from Duh Disastuh IN Nevaduh or Texasinine?
K-K-Klash of "DUH" Titans: MiKael Price vs Twitney Wilson
DOH! Did Mikey give a 90 pg .ppt presentation to baKKK up his KalKilations?
Did MiKey give his valuation on the SP500 down to a decimal place?
Well, no time to waste here. I've got some dawdlin ta do
low return uses of money. Given that, anyone with any brains should see why investors are not universally enamored with them.
otoh, HeadCaseLV K-K-Konstantly Klaiims Buffey would maKe investors happy by buying stoKK, even at these prices.
earth to HeadCaseLV, if investors thinK a firm has high-return things to do with its Kash and that said firm is DOING those high-return things, then investors DON'T WANT a stoKK buybaKK.
Let us Kontemplate BRK's high-return things to do with its Kash ...
1. sweetheart deals for Buffey ... bingo
2. Todd... bingo
3. Ted... bingo
4. I'd add in the non-sweetheart aKwisitions Buffey maKes but I'd say that if you really added them all up and tooK a Kold, hard looK, they're mixed
It's a thin line between
Duh Buffey Premium
Duh Buffey DisKount.
Todd & ted & sweetheart deals for Buffey proteKt duh line but we're baKK to duh situation where an obituary notice K-K-Kould erase it KwiKly.
that is due to trees. Lessee ... spend a trillion on stuff that won't solve the problem or hire a few more people to trim trees at $35/hr including bennies?
Tough call. Well, in the US it is b/c ... in the effed-up US model, "spending" a trillion is called "investment" & the utilities get to earn a double-digit ROI on the "investment" ... paid for by the avg Joe of course.
Lesson for the day:
"spending" a trillion is called "investment" & is a GOOD thing
"spending" a few million in wages is called "expense" & is a BAD thing
btw, that is aka "Capitalism"
funniest part is some people sold other stocks with GOOD mgmt this AM, based on MYRG's lousy results due to lousy mgmt.
I guess I should listen tothe call someday. It'll be a strange mix of pain & hilarity. Will any analyst ever call out this mgmt for paying themselves so much for such poor results. It is like a sailor bragging he got some in a brothel in Vegas or Bangkok.
UPSET?!?!?!? Huh? jad, I'm lmao @ your answer. I love it. U R duh definition of "on teh internet", as in
"on teh internet, never answer a Kwestion. Instead, just restate a long-held & mostly irrelevant bias."
ps: I just wanted to see if you Kould think instead of
a) resorting to an eKwashun
I guess not.
jad, U Belong Here. Instead of answering the Kwestion, U decided to just restate a long-held & mostly irrelevant bias of yours. Good Job. I sKimmed it but there is only 1 sentence there that really matters.
"The money thus diverted remains at risk. "
1 of them "Record Physical Demand Will Begin New Gold Investment Cycle"
lmao. these religious maniaKs read miraKles into everything. Wow! Gold prices fell 30% so duh True Believers are loading up on duh stuff. Wow! BIG surprise. Earth to True Believers ... the price of an asset is not determined by Duh True Believers ... aka "in a bear marKet, duh asset returns to duh hands of Duh True Believers ... and it is still a bear marKet".
lmao^2, duh Klown who wrote that says he is a K-K-Kemist AND an Austrian EKonomist. YiKes. This poor guy may well be BOTH jad & eKK. jad. eKK. fess up. U 2 duh same 1?
yeah, baKK when I used to daytrade BRKa from the short side in 2008 & then long post March 2009, the risk seemed as tiny as the profits and a few $100 of profits x 5 days/wk x 52 wks/yr made it worthwhile.
Now? BRK is in duh HFT spin-cycle & with it baKK over 1.3x BV (& approaching IV), duh risKs are bigger than duh profits.
Plus, option premiums are so low I don't even churn profits that way, as I did in 2010 & 2011.
along this line of thought
"BRK has not paid a dividend recently and has no intention of paying one anytime in the near future,"
What is The Issue about this that maKes it so KritiKal?
What happened in 2008/2009 that made it so disastrous for Buffey and played a KEY role in BRK's multi-yr underperformance?
What did Buffey do to solve the problem and get BRK stoKK baKK on an upward trajektory?
Note: the AAPL debate has same Kritikal point.
Note 2: I don't thinK I have ever heard anybody mention it in either the BRK or the AAPL debates.
Note 3: I have heard Tom Gaynor maKe the KritiKal point Klearly when he summarizes his investing process, into 4 steps I thinK he uses. It is one of his 4 Kriteria.
ps: put down the reverse polish notation and THINK
some of the dumbest K-k-Komments I have ever heard were Komments made by "Wall Sters" about insider options & stoKK buybaKKs. They get themselves wrapped up in BlaKK-Scholes eKwashuns & aKKounting eKwashuns & dilution eKwashuns and at the end of it, they've totally lost sight of #$%$ they're talKing about.
They're talKing about an EKKSPENSE, but they don't even know it.
Hey wait, Kan't see the reality for duh eKwashuns? Maybe jad knows these Klowns.
This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality: you're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable.
Ladies and Gentlemen, you're entering Duh HeadCaseLV Zone.