Billionaire investor Warren Buffett expounded on a number of subjects in an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday.
Giving investors an idea of his commitment to the market, he said he bought stocks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and after the 1987 stock market crash. "The country is not going to go away," he said. "The country will grow in value over time."
The Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO said he bets on American business doing well over the long term, though he acknowledged that businesses have been "a bit softer" than they were four to five months ago.
"We're almost always a buyer of stocks," he said. "It's hard to think about many months when we weren't a net buyer of stocks."
The Oracle of Omaha also provided his views on everything from individual stocks — IBM, Dow Chemical, and Wells Fargo, just to name a few — to the presidential nomination race, to the privacy battle between the government and Apple two days after releasing his annual letter.
Here is a roundup of CNBC's Buffett interview: