For about the past 50 years, Warren Buffett has been buying companies, such as GEICO, Duracell, and BNSF Railroad, and buying shares in major U.S companies, such as American Express ( owning 17.6% of shares), Coca Cola ( 9.4%), and Apple ( 5.2%). Warren’s company is called Berkshire Hathaway, and it is publicly traded on the NYSE. Over that 50 year period, the average annual growth in the book value of Berkshire Hathaway has been 19% versus 9.7% for the S&P 500. That is why in the financial world he is called the Oracle of Omaha.
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Archive for January, 2020
2019 saw some very big names in the world of investing and finance end up with quite red faces as they got seduced to investing in weak business models with even weaker managements. Here are the two prime examples that have dominated the business news in 2019! Uber – Numerous financial giants invested in this […]