Warren Buffett

Frontrunning: May 5

  • A kinder, gentler Trump for third healthcare try (Reuters)
  • Senate Moves Obamacare Repeal to Slow Lane After House Squeaker (Bloomberg)
  • 14 Players to Watch in Senate Health-Care Overhaul (WSJ)
  • Futures flat ahead of jobs report; IBM drops (Reuters)
  • Oil Stems Losses in Volatile Trading (WSJ)

Buffett Sells A Third Of His IBM Stake: “I Don’t Value IBM The Same Way That I Did Six Years Ago"

"I don’t value IBM the same way that I did six years ago when I started buying . . . I’ve revalued it somewhat downward,” he said. “IBM is a big strong company, but they’ve got big strong competitors too." Buffett bought in at an average price of about $170 per share, and when the shares briefly traded above $180 earlier this year “we actually sold a reasonable amount of stock” Buffett said.

Welcome To The Corporatocracy

The interests of Washington and large corporations have merged so completely they are now inseparable.

It's Different This Time...

Throughout history, financial bubbles have only been recognized in hindsight when their existence becomes “apparently obvious” to everyone. Of course, by that point is was far too late to be of any use to investors and the subsequent destruction of invested capital. This time will not be different. Only the catalyst, magnitude, and duration will be.

This Economy Is Ruined For Many Americans

In the dazzling glitter and excitement of soaring asset prices that central banks around the world, and particularly the Fed, have tried so hard to engineer, it’s easy to forget that not everyone has those assets, that a lot of people can’t get “rich” just sitting on inflated assets, that they have to work long hours in measly jobs just to stay one paycheck ahead of hunger and homelessness.