Warren Buffett Watch


  Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | 1:33 PM ET

Why Warren Buffett Hits Like Ted Williams

Posted By: Alex Crippen

My CNBC colleague, Darren Rovell, who writes the always-entertaining Sports Biz blog on CNBC.com, directed me to a Murray Chass piece that appears in the Sports section of the New York Times. It features an interview with Warren Buffett about one of his favorite subjects: baseball.

Included are Buffett's prediction that the Yankee's Alex Rodriguez will eventually top Barry Bonds' newly created career home-run record ("I’m going to be 77 in a few weeks, and I hope I’m here when he breaks it.") Buffett talks about meeting A-Rod after the slugger asked if he could "come in and talk." "We hit it off very well," says Buffett, who is a long-time fan and part-owner of a minor-league team in Omaha.

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  Thursday, 9 Aug 2007 | 10:36 AM ET

What Would Warren Buffett Do?

Posted By: Alex Crippen
The markets haven't calmed down much this hot August on Wall Street.  No summer doldrums here!  With a wild swing late yesterday and another triple-digit decline today, the Dow is keeping investors on edge.  So, it feels appropriate to revisit some timeless advice: What Would Warren Do? »Read more
  Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 7:10 PM ET

Is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway a Value Play?

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Warren Buffett has made a lot of money buying stocks of companies that the market masses have undervalued.  Is his own holding company Berkshire Hathaway now a value play itself? »Read more
  Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | 11:43 AM ET

Buffett Boosts Bet on Burlington

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Burlington Northern shares are picking up speed on Wall Street, after Warren Buffett added to his bet on the railroad. Buffett's apparent optimism on the rails gives Fast Money's Guy Adami an idea.  PLUS: Why Geico's Gecko may be going back to Massachusetts. »Read more
  Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | 1:22 PM ET

The "Other Buffett's" Personal Philanthropy

Posted By: Alex Crippen
It was a busy day for Warren Buffett Watch Friday, with renewed speculation on the timing and targets of a potential multi-billion acquisitions and Berkshire Hathaway's second quarter earnings.  With all that happening, I had to wait a few days to tell you about a fascinating piece in the Wall Street Journal about a person it calls the "other" Buffett, Warren's 79-year-old sister Doris. »Read more
  Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 6:14 PM ET

Berkshire Hathaway Q2 Earnings Up 33%

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Berkshire Hathaway's second quarter net earnings increased 33% to $3.1 billion ($2018/share) in the second quarter of this year, compared to $2.3 billion ($1522/share) in the same quarter last year.  Operating earnings are up 22% to $2.5 billion ($1625/share). »Read more
  Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 5:22 PM ET

Warren Buffett's Window of Opportunity?

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Less competition from private equity buyouts and cheaper stock prices could be creating a window of opportunity for Warren Buffett to make a big acquisition. Bloomberg speculates on Mr. Buffett's "expanding" opportunities and names some potential targets. »Read more
  Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

What Would Warren Buffett Do?

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Stocks have been on the proverbial "roller coaster ride" the last several days, and that means increased nervousness for many investors. But I have a strong feeling Warren Buffett is sleeping just fine. In a CNBC.com web-only video, we ask a Buffett-watcher, "What would Warren do when the markets are in turmoil?" »Read more
  Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 12:33 AM ET

Buffett Basics for Troubled Times

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Wall Street suffers one of its worst weeks in years. A "credit crunch" makes it harder to sell debt. A few hedge funds go bust, with fears there could be more. In troubled times, what could be better than a solid dose of "Buffett Basics?" »Read more
  Friday, 27 Jul 2007 | 6:15 PM ET

Buffett Slightly Reduces Controversial PetroChina Stake

Posted By: Alex Crippen
Just one day after a Wall Street Journal report that Warren Buffett is buying shares of Kraft Foods, we get word today that he's sold a small slice of his stake in PetroChina, the big Chinese oil company. The AP reports there's "no indication whether he was responding to demands by activists to cut his ties to the company due to its investments in Sudan." But the very small size of the sale, about 17 million shares worth just $27 million, would appear to make it a slight adjustment rather than any kind of message. »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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