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Old 03-29-2006, 03:25 PM   #21
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BRK should pay a Dividend and it should start breaking itself up, a la Tyco, the parts are worth more than the whole.

Why would you own a Stock where the only way to receive income is to Sell or to Die??

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Re: Berkshire Hathaway
Old 03-29-2006, 03:48 PM   #22
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Why would you own a Stock where the only way to receive income is to Sell or to Die??
Uh, gee, Max, maybe because we don't want to pay taxes while we're waiting for the "sell or die" parts. Maybe because investors allocate their portfolios different ways for different reasons. Maybe because Buffett has accumulated a record that seems to indicate that he's better at it than I am. And unlike most public companies of dubious competence (even integrity), I think Buffett has the credibility to decide who knows best what to do with the dividends.

I'm pretty sure that Berkshire Hathaway qualifies as a low-expense investment too. I can figure out its actual expense ratio, but the typical mutual fund makes that a little harder to determine with their turnover & tax-efficiency issues.

Ya know, I've noticed that you're extremely good at picking out the bad/negative/problem aspects of just about every subject on this board. I look forward to the time when you can suggest more positive solutions without making it sound like a patronizing or condescending dictum.


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Old 03-29-2006, 04:13 PM   #23
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Re: Berkshire Hathaway

Oh come on Nords, even I quit talking to the troll. Its just not that smart or interesting.

It doesnt have that "troll artistry" that ***** had.

It doesnt quote UFO sites as quality information sources like art did.

It doesnt explode with profanity laced diatribes that would make a sailor cringe like ed teach did.

It probably isnt even smart enough to back into a corner and make it melt down.

Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
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Nords, I was going to respond to you and CFB, but it ain't worth the energy, I'll leave you girls to your giggles.

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