Warren Buffett Watch


  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 9:35 PM ET

Meet Warren Buffett's Lunch Date

Posted By: Alex Crippen
The man who is paying over $650,000 (with a little help from one of his friends, hedge-fund manager Guy Spier) for lunch with Warren Buffett appeared this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box. Mohnish Pabrai, who runs Pabrai Investment Funds of California, told our Becky Quick that he's learned so much about investing and about life from Mr. Buffett that "I have a large tuition bill due" and his bid is just "making a dent in it." (All the money goes to Buffett's favorite chairty, the Glide Foundation of San Francisco.) »Read more
  Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 10:36 AM ET

Warren Buffett's 'Blunders'

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett isn't perfect, but one of his strengths is his ability to learn from his mistakes and bounce back. That's the thesis of a piece appearing on BusinessWeek.com this week. Ben Steverman details how everyday investors can also learn by following Buffett's example: acknowledge mistakes and keep them small. »Read more
  Monday, 2 Jul 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

And the Winner Is ...

Posted By: Alex Crippen
We now know who will be having lunch with Warren Buffett after submitting the winning $650,100 bid late Friday. Mohnish Pabrai, a 43-year year old investor from Irvine, California, teamed up with a friend to win the eBay charity auction benefiting San Francisco's Glide Foundation. »Read more
  Saturday, 30 Jun 2007 | 1:16 AM ET

Late Surge Sets Record for Warren Buffett Lunch

Posted By: Alex Crippen
In the hours before bidding ended tonight on this year's auction for charity of a lunch with Warren Buffett, it looked like the Buffett meal bubble had burst. The high bid just after 5p Eastern was a bit over $300,000. But when eBay's electronic gavel fell at 10p ET, the apparent winning bid was $650,100, topping last year's record $620,100 by $30,000. (The year before the winner paid $351,100.) »Read more
  Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | 5:11 PM ET

Warren Buffet: 'Wizard' of Omaha?

Posted By: Alex Crippen
He's best known as the Oracle of Omaha (which makes for a nice alliteration) but the British publisher that's cashed in on the magically profitable Harry Potter series is counting on Warren Buffett to be their new 'Wizard' of Omaha. (Warren the Wizard?) »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:05 PM ET

Warren Buffett: Tax the Rich!

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett's cry of 'tax the rich!' is being heard in Great Britain. Warren Buffett Watch highlighted his comments to CNBC's Brian Shactman the other night, in which he said the gap between the 15% tax rate for public partnerships and the 35% rate for public corporations seemed "illogical." (That's become one of the more contentious issues in Washington following Blackstone's big IPO.)  In his appearance at Hillary Clinton's fund-raiser later that same night, he spoke more generally, in effect complaining that he, and very rich people like him, should be paying taxes at a higher percentage of their income. »Read more
  Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | 11:47 AM ET

Warren's Million-Dollar Night with Hillary

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett's night with Hillary is getting a lot of attention this morning. I've attached CNBC's coverage from reporter Brian Shactman as it appeared on this morning's Squawk Box. Reuters headlines the $1 million take from the event and quotes Buffett giving President Bush a dig, as he mentioned an old Wall Street saying: "Buy stock in a company that's so good that an idiot can run it, because sooner or later one will. Now I think that sort of applies to the country too, actually." It went over well with the Clinton supporters in attendance. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:02 PM ET

Buffett to CNBC: Public Partnership Tax Gap "Illogical"

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett tells CNBC that if a partnership and a corporation are essentially run the same way, it "seems illogical" to tax the partnership at a lower rate than the corporation.  »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:01 PM ET

Warren's Public Conversation with Hillary

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett will be appearing tonight with Senator Hillary Clinton at a New York fundraiser for her presidential campaign.  The event is being put together by some of Hillary's Wall Street supporters (and there are plenty of them) including Morgan Stanley chief John Mack. »Read more
  Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | 2:00 PM ET

Google Surpasses Buffett's Berkshire .. for a Blink

Posted By: Alex Crippen
WSJ.com's MarketBeat blog points out today that Google's recent surge to all-time highs pushed the company's stock market value above Berkshire Hathaway's earlier today. But it didn't last all that long. At the close of trading Monday, Google's market cap stands at $164.32 billion, a bit over $1 billion below Berkshire's $165.71 billion. The horserace continues tomorrow. »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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