Warren Buffett’s Mr. Fix-It: Full Version (August 2, 2010)
The day after Lehman collapsed in September 2008, David Sokol noticed that the stock of Constellation Energy, a Baltimore utility, was plummeting. He called his boss, Warren Buffett, and said, “I see an opportunity here.” Buffett, who had noticed the same thing, replied after a brief discussion: “Let’s go after it.”
Buffett’s big bet (on France’s FIFA World Cup exit)
The celebrated investor wagers a tidy sum that even carefully chosen hedge funds won’t return more than the market over time.
In 2006, I made a commitment to gradually give all of my Berkshire Hathaway stock to philanthropic foundations. I couldn’t be happier with that decision. (More)
Ben Stein: More from my dinner with Warren (January 7, 2010)
Man doth not live by financial capital alone but also by human capital. And, of course, Warren Buffett had a lot to say about that, too, when he took Phil DeMuth and me to dinner a couple of weeks ago in bitterly cold, snowy Omaha.
Ben Stein: My dinner with Warren (December 18, 2009)
Sunday, December 13, my pal Phil DeMuth and I flew into an unbelievably cold Omaha to meet and eat the next day with the maestro, Warren E. Buffett. The next day was even colder, but Warren greeted us in his trademark folksy manner at the door to Berkshire Hathaway’s old fashioned, but solid, offices in downtown Omaha. I know that space is limited so I will get right to what went on.
Warren Buffett on Wells Fargo (April, 20, 2009)
‘Banking is a very good business unless you do dumb things,’ says Wells Fargo’s largest shareholder.
Warren Buffett takes charge (April 13, 2009)
Warren Buffett hasn’t just seen the car of the future, he’s sitting in the driver’s seat. Why he’s banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who – no joke – drinks his own battery fluid.
Buffett’s worst year (February 28, 2009)
Berkshire Hathaway reports a rough, down 2008, cheered up by preferred-stock investments Buffett likes.
What Warren thinks… (April 14, 2008)
With Wall Street in chaos, Fortune naturally went to Omaha looking for wisdom. Warren Buffett talks about the economy, the credit crisis, Bear Stearns, and more. (Slideshow)
Warren Buffett gives away his fortune (June 25, 2006)
The world’s second richest man – who’s now worth $44 billion – tells editor-at-large Carol Loomis he will start giving away 85% of his wealth in July – most of it to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Oracle speaks (May 2, 2005)
Warren Buffett and Charles Munger warn of real estate ‘bubble,’ the risk of terrorist nukes.
‘The best advice I ever got’ (March 21, 2005)
“Maybe their advice was their polite way of saying that before I started selling stocks, I needed to mature a little, or I wasn’t going to be successful.”
The 25 most powerful people in business (August 11, 2003)
“When former Chinese President Jiang Zemin discussed the mystifying nature of the U.S. stock market with a visiting Bill Gates, Gates told him that there was really only one guy who understood it: Warren Buffett.”
“His effect on the stock market rivals that of Federal Reserve chairmen and U.S. Presidents; his investing style is studied and copied by legions of acolytes from Wall Street to small-town America; his missives in Berkshire Hathaway’s annual reports are read (and cited) as if they were the Gospel itself.”
The Value Machine (February 19, 2001)
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is on a buying binge. You were expecting stocks?
What do you get when you put a billionaire buddy act in front of 350 students? $84 billion of inspiration In a meeting of incomparable minds (and unspendable net worth), Buffett and Gates muse about taking risks, motivating employees, confronting mistakes, and giving back. The result: something pretty darn close to wisdom.
Warren Buffett loves to tell a parable about the stock market’s irrationality. It was 1963, and a scandal involving fake inventories of salad oil at a small subsidiary of American Express drove down the price of Amex shares. How bad a problem was this? To find out, Buffett spent an evening with the cashier at Ross’s Steak House in Omaha seeing if people would stop using their green cards.
Yes, You Can Beat the Market (April 3, 1995)
With value stocks-and some discipline- it is possible to outrun the crowd, just like these pros.
The Wizard of Omaha may well be America’s best investor, but another talent is practically a secret: He’s an ace at running businesses. Here’s how he does it.
Should You Leave It All to the Children? (September 29, 1986)
If you do, you may not be doing them a favor. But if you want to, there are sensible ways of passing on what you have without depriving the kids of a feeling of achievement.
Smart Money on the Sidelines (April 14, 1986)
Money managers of the Benjamin Graham school fear buying pricey stocks in the stampeding bull market. Big winners in the past, they are sitting on cash and their performance is off. The lack of bargains is enough to drive a Grahamite crackers.
Hard Times Come to the Hedge Funds (January 1970) (PDF)
Bears should have hard a fine time in the 1969 market. But some followers of the hedge concept got clobbered on their shorts while being murdered on their longs. Worse than that, the SEC is moving in as…