Warren Buffett Watch


  Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 7:50 PM ET

Warren Buffett Calls China Stocks Too Hot to Handle

Posted By: Alex Crippen
During the first stop of his Asian mini-tour, Warren Buffett told reporters that he doubts he'll find a new investment in China right now to replace his recently sold PetroChina stake because stock prices have gone up so dramatically in recent months. »Read more
  Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 7:14 PM ET

Warren Buffett Was Selling Two Railroads As He Bought a Third

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway cut back on its holdings in two railroads during the second quarter of this year.  Even as Berkshire was increasing its stake in Burlington Northern, it was cutting back on two other railroads: Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific. »Read more
  Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | 5:37 PM ET

2007: The Year in Warren (The Countdown Begins)

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Don't count out Warren Buffett. Even as he enters his 78th year, the Buffett style of investing remains as relevant and successful as ever. In keeping with the year-end tradition of journalists everywhere, it's time to look back at 2007: The Year in Warren.   Here, in reverse order, are #10 through #6 of the top 10 trends and events of the year, as reported here on Warren Buffett Watch. »Read more
  Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 4:56 PM ET

'Dump Heap of Deplorable Rubbish': More Southwest Reader Mail!

Posted By: Jane Wells
OK, ok, ok: I know I said I was going to stop with the Southwest Airlines boarding system e-mails, but I can't help myself. I have rarely gotten so much response (other than my Ann Coulter rant and the Xbox 360's problems!). Don't miss the last e-mail on this page -- my fave! »Read more
  Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 1:07 PM ET

Buffett Starts Up Bond Insurance Unit

Posted By: Reuters
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is starting a bond insurer that would help state and local governments lower their borrowing costs, posing a direct challenge to established rivals struggling with deteriorating credit markets. »Read more
  Friday, 28 Dec 2007 | 3:56 AM ET

Buffett to Buy ING's Reinsurance Unit

Posted By: CNBC.com
Berkshire snaps up the Dutch bank's reinsurance company, NRG, for $435.2 million, while Citi and HSBC are reportedly also interested in shedding parts of their businesses. »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 3:27 PM ET

Warren Buffett's Complete CNBC Interview: Video and Transcript (2 of 2)

Posted By: Alex Crippen
This is a transcript and video clip of the second part of Warren Buffett's live interview this morning on Squawk on the Street with CNBC's Becky Quick.  In this section, Buffett talks about the super-SIV proposal, the Bush administration's plan to encourage lenders to freeze some variable mortgage rates and about why he supports Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for president. »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 3:02 PM ET

Berkshire Hathaway Shares Down 5% As Barron's Says Sell, But Bulls See Buying Opportunity

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Berkshire Hathaway shares closed down 4.6 percent today (Monday) at $136,400 after a cover story in Barron's over the weekend recommended, "Sell Buffett: Sorry, Warren, Your Stock's Too Pricey." That erased just over $7 billion in Berkshire's market value in one day.  Buffett-bulls, however, see a buying opportunity in today's decline. »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 12:55 PM ET

Warren Buffett Tells CNBC He's Been Approached by Financials But Hasn't Seen Anything He Likes So Far

Posted By: Alex Crippen
In a "First on CNBC" telephone interview just minutes ago, Warren Buffett told the Squawk Box team that while he been approached, sometimes indirectly, by financial companies offering to sell stakes, he hasn't seen anything he likes, at least so far.    He indicated he still sees lots of problems among many banks that could take several years to work through, but didn't rule out doing any deals over the next six months.  "We're looking everywhere but Antarctica." »Read more
  Wednesday, 26 Dec 2007 | 9:19 AM ET

Warren Buffett Sticks to Basics in $4.5 Billion "Marriage" with Wealthy Pritzker Family

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Berkshire Hathaway's rapid deal to buy 60 percent of Marmon Holdings from Chicago's wealthy Pritzker family is a textbook Warren Buffett deal in a number of ways.   It involves basic, industrial businesses, came together very quickly without a lot of study and negotiations, and is with people he instinctively likes. »Read more

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  • Warren Buffett is arguably America’s most-admired and most-followed investor. Buffett is the largest shareholder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the world’s most famous and most generous philanthropists. Legions of investors - from all walks of life - follow Buffett's homespun investment philosophy: invest in what you know, invest in value. Here on CNBC.com's Warren Buffett Watch, we’ll keep you up to date on what the “Oracle of Omaha” is doing by following Buffett's trades, words and deeds.


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