a buyback and to buy BRKB with both hands at, material discounts to IV, which would be accretive to IV. Not one expert agreed with me, not one. From brkb 3000 , pre split, to 72 post split in sept 2011 , I pounded this board, BUY BRKB, but i'm certain old buds jad, beach, and brky don't remember ?? On this 10 year anniversary brkb is up almost 300 % or so, NO DIVS, i know jad , despite the fact that buffett has been so reluctant to make , shareholder friendly moves brkb. IF buffett ever understood the bullish case brkb and made the case, the stock would be 170ish but that's ok, I was able to sell brkb puts to dreamers and legally take the put buyers money for 10 years, it was a beautiful thing. I suspect the easy money days in brkville might be coming to an end. It was fun while it lasted, some wall street expert analyst even has brkb a BUY at 142, now, lol, one sharp dude ! its time for other plays the party is coming to an end. Thanks for the laughs.
please write an op-ed on Sanders and his tax plan. From what I understand he wants to take the top rate to 52 % AND tax cap gains as ordinary income. Will your rich pals in Cali realize any cap gains into a 52 % fed rate and a 13 % state rate ? Will the fed or state go broke from lack or rev ? If the apples of the world aren't bringing home the cash at current rates will they bring the money home at higher rates ? What idiot millionaire is going to sell to realize 35 % net of his gains ?? WHO will invest in start ups and small business at those rates ? warren, if not you WHO, Sanders supporters need a dose of TAX RATE reality 101 ! Thank you.
morning in jad, OMG,
++ The fact that your idol is mesmerized by her?++
fact is MY idol has taken no equity from his partners in 50 years !! That's only a small part of the bullish case brkb that you refuse to understand, that's ok by me. with respect to ibm April18th is report day, we'll find out if ginniyiyiy was able to cut,cook, and con her way to whatever number is currently close ?? IF she misses or guides lower again, buffet has made it clear to me he will become a seller. The trick now is, do you buyback puts or sell ibm before the report or gamble that she found a way to beat in q-1 ? Good luck with it old bud i'll stick with my idol, old uncle warren who works pretty cheap based on his performance !!
aggressive player in the cloud space. ginny better get out her knife and continue cutting and cooking or she will be gone by year end. good luck.
8-10 phony IDS he uses weekly. Helps in part to explain why yahoo's stock has been a huge winner ! hjc, the real deal.
in 2011 IF buffett had bought brkb and promoted WHY he was buying brkb , and had not bought one share of ibm, would brkb stock price be higher or lower today ? Would ibm be higher or lower, today ? How many message board experts who currently own and tout ibm, would own one share IF buffett didn't buy and promote ibm in 2011 ? Thanks fellas, I cant wait.
++ Dividends are the primary reason BRK maintains a stock portfolio.++
morning beach, and brk hasn't paid me 10 cents in divs since 2003 which must explain why I've lost my butt while holding brkb all these years !! so, my question is, WHY, YYY, has brkb outperformed ibm since 2011 despite the fact that buffett has been promoting ibm and buying 13 BBBBILLION of ibm over brkb , while ibm was paying divs and brkb wasn't ? Thank you.
++And then there's BRK, which has, with one lone exception (Buffy did manage to cough up one thin dime per share in 1967) has paid its investors diddly squat over the last fifty years and has threatened to continue to pay them nothing for at least another ten to twenty years.++
morning jad, yep that dog brkb, all it did was double since 2011, while buffett was BUYING and PROMOTING IBM. who doesn't know that's a bad thing in brkville UP is BAD ? DOWN is GOOD, you and todd sharing a pipe this morning ? while my brkb has doubled todd is paying taxes on his ibm div and averaging down for 5 truckn years. buffettholics need a 12 step program, you, beach, and tom get free enrollment, todd has to pay me ! AAAAAAAAAAAAmen.
and all lovers of the ibm, mirage. HOW can he love HIGH COST ibm, over zero cost brkb ? HOW can buffett not know the bullish case, brkb ? uncle, call me, let me splain the edge your brk partners have had the past 50 years because you and munger took ZERO, nada, NO equity from us the past 50 years !! WHY doesn't the pathetic press report this maybe buffett would then understand this concept ? LOW COST, LOW FEES, NO EQUITY TAKEN FROM PARTNERS, its a beautiful thing.
when experts talk the cloud why do they always talk, amzn, goog, msft, isn't ibm a playa in the space ? Will margins be under serious pressure going forward ? Can ginny, cut, cook, and engineer her way to 13.50 in 2016 ? stay tuned.
I thought u were going to blame the BODs for not firing ginnny last year, I should have known better ! The BODs at ibm has missed and guided lower 16 ,1/4s in a row ? seriously ? Should I be blaming brks BODS because buffett bought and promoted ibm over brkb in 2011 ? bro, lets see IF ginny can , cut, cook, and engineer ibm to 13.50 in 2016 OR, she is history. that isn't a question, its a prediction !! lol.
++He is just providing the road map.Its up to you if you want to take the trip or not.++
morning bro, its been OBVIOUS to me you have been, trippin , all the years we have been chatting ! I have no idea what's in your pipe but enjoy the ride !
dave stockman, you'll love this !
++ In the end, the success of our IBM investment will be determined primarily by its future earnings. But an important secondary factor will be how many shares the company purchases with the substantial sums it is likely to devote to this activity. And if repurchases ever reduce the IBM shares outstanding to 63.9 million, I will abandon my famed frugality and give Berkshire employees a paid holiday. ++
buffett became a fan of, engineering ?
some day beach is going to splain to us what previous turnarounds at IBM have to do with whether or not ginny is in way over here head ?? did msft benefit from replacing Ballmer ? brkville U should refund EVERY dollar students have paid over the years !! very sad.
marketwatch. lol, the secret, just leave out their top pick !! z, did u leave the board to write articles for marketwatch ? even the stalker wouldn't make this up, no way.
axp, you know how I feel about selling puts near all time highs with the vix below 14 but good luck with it. bro, have you kept track how many times I warned you, that a put sale you did was a high risk low return gamble and how often I was right ? maybe ibm will bail you out but still, you took a lot of risk to make 2.50 on the original put sale, no ?
axp, hold it, I thought you said you did a covered write to begin with no ? did you buy those calls back ?