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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Message Board

hummingbirdair 3 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 22, 2014 8:48 AM Member since: Dec 9, 2002
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    percentage in BRK

    by hummingbirdair Aug 21, 2014 10:31 AM
    hummingbirdair hummingbirdair Aug 22, 2014 8:48 AM Flag

    Thanks Axp. I will look into it again. I really steered clear a couple of years ago, after Meredith's warning of crashes,but that may be irrelevant now. Good luck to you, your Grandma seems to be doing just fine :-))

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    percentage in BRK

    by hummingbirdair Aug 21, 2014 10:31 AM
    hummingbirdair hummingbirdair Aug 21, 2014 4:24 PM Flag

    I would say 65% of my equity is in BRK, and that represents about 35% of net assets. Net assets are difficult to define IMO, I dont count the house I live in,but I do count the other properties,even though I do not generate income from 2 of the 4 (family stuff) so although I count them as assets, they are,in effect liabilities,with costs,until I can sell and realize them. I did one purchase earlier this year to shift from equity to real estate, what mnemory did, but not in CA, and I use it on w/ends.I dont want to go further in this direction as its so illiquid. Both markets can crash as we've seen,but in that event, I'd like to retain enough in liquid form to have a chance at pulling out quickly. Unfortunately, I would like to find another asset class to invest in,but I see nothing out there, and I dont want to put more than a goodly year's costs into cash.....anyone else having the same challenge ?

  • hummingbirdair by hummingbirdair Aug 21, 2014 10:31 AM Flag

    still at 65%,down from the past of 70%,but still feeling very comfortable here. Any other views ?

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