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Along with predictions, the approach of a new year also compels us journalist-types to compile Top 10 lists. This year, Warren Buffett Watch presents the ten most popular posts from 2008, as measured by your clicks.
In keeping with Warren Buffett's long-term way of looking at things, we bring back WBW's timeless and time-tested predictions to mark the coming new year.
Both sides have been bruised and battered, but Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is outperforming the benchmark S&P 500 stock index year-to-date.
The author of the recent best-selling Warren Buffett biography lists some "key differences" that would have helped investors distinguish Bernard Madoff's alleged fraud from Buffett's proven genius.
A week ago, we asked for your thoughts on Faith, Doubt, and Warren Buffett at the end of a difficult year for Buffett followers. Are you losing faith in Warren Buffett? The answer is a resounding 'no!' Read the emails that came in from around the world.
Constellation Energy is breaking up with Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy Holdings in favor of France's EDF, but Buffett doesn't go home empty-handed.
The former chief executive of General Re was sentenced today to two years in prison and fined $200,000 by a federal judge in Hartford, Connecticut. 66-year-old Ronald Ferguson was convicted in February of participating in a secret scheme with other Gen Re executives and an AIG official to make AIG's financial picture look better than it really was back in 2000 and 2001. General Re is a subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. AIG was Gen Re's client at the time.
The chairman of Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy Holdings tells CNBC it won't try to outbid France's EDF in the battle for Constellation Energy. In a statement to CNBC's Becky Quick, David Sokol says today (Tuesday): "We will not counterbid .... The structure of the transaction (that Électricitié de France has proposed) is not one we would be comfortable with." That's not a big surprise, but it might not be the end of the story.
"There were people in Omaha who thought what I was doing was some sort of Ponzi scheme." That's Warren Buffett talking about his early days as a money manager in the late 1950s, as quoted by Alice Schroeder in her recent Buffett biography The Snowball. It wasn't as crazy a thought back then as it might seem now.
A Chinese-made electric car, backed by Warren Buffett, has been officially introduced to the retail market in that country. The plug-in was scheduled to be sold in the U.S. and Europe starting in 2010, but Reuters quotes BYD Chairman Wang Chuan Fu as telling reporters those plans have been delayed one year to 2011.
An invitation to share your thoughts on faith, doubt, greed, fear, and Warren Buffett.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has increased its stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe to over 20 percent with another options-related stock buy.
Berkshire Hathaway's stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe is up to 19.83 percent, after Warren Buffett's holding company bought 3.3 million additional shares on Monday and Tuesday.
Constellation Energy is not calling off its planned marriage to Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy Holdings ... yet. But it will check out the competition before gathering shareholders to ask for their blessing.
Warren Buffett's bid to buy Constellation Energy Group at a bargain price may have been "challenged" today by a significantly higher offer from Electricite de France, but don't expect a bidding war to break out.
Don't make travel plans just yet for the funeral of Warren Buffett-style 'buy and hold' stock strategy. Marc Faber, the investor known as "Dr. Doom" tells CNBC the "Warren Buffett approach is dead ... and it's going to be dead for another ten years." But value investor Whitney Tilson makes the case that the "'Buffett way' is the best way to tame troubled times.
Berkshire Hathaway shares have bounced back to six-digit territory. They closed today (Friday) at $100,700 each, up $4,300 or 4.46 percent. It's the first close above $100,000 since November 14 for Warren Buffett's holding company.
Amid all the headlines asking if Warren Buffett has lost his "touch" as Berkshire Hathaway's stock tumbles, comes a Bloomberg story today headlined Buffett Stock Picks Beat Financials Index As He Dodged Subprime. The takeaway: Buffett's moves to increase Berkshire Hathaway's holdings of Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp, while avoiding subprime lenders, are "paying off."
Warren Buffett is number one on Business Week's just-released ranking of American philanthropists. Buffett's pledge two years ago to donate the bulk of his huge fortune to charity over a number of years puts him at the top of the list with $40.655 billion given or pledged between 2004 and 2008.
With shares of Berkshire Hathaway down almost 50% from December, are investors losing confidence in Warren Buffett?