Insights From Wells Fargo Q3 2012 Earnings & Conference Call
Nov07

Insights From Wells Fargo Q3 2012 Earnings & Conference Call

Wells Fargo & Co [WFC] is a long time holding of mine, and there are some insights from its Q3 2012 earnings & conference call that I think deserve some attention. I’m going to highlight a few, as well as some that didn’t get noticed or talked about as much. The items will show you a bit of why I like this bank so much, and likely some of the same reasons why it is Warren Buffett’s favorite bank to invest in....

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P2: Advantages Of Function-Centric Investing
Sep04

P2: Advantages Of Function-Centric Investing

In Part 2, I continue discussing a few more advantages & benefits of function-centric investing.  [Approximate Reading Time = 15 minutes]. In addition to the advantages discussed in Part 1, function-centric investing allows for the inclusion of new asset types & categories. You can be diversified into many areas, or concentrated in a narrow range of investments.  It also ensures each investment decision made is not arbitrary,...

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Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) Stock Portfolio – Update 2012 Q2
Aug20

Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) Stock Portfolio – Update 2012 Q2

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway stock holdings for Q2 2012 was filed on 8/14/2012. There was much more activity during the second quarter, with new holdings in National Oilwell Varco and Phillips 66. Increases were made to Bank of New York Mellon, DaVita Inc, DIRECTV, IBM, Lee Enterprises, Viacom, and Wells Fargo. Holdings of CVS, ConocoPhillips, Johnson & Johnson, United Parcel Service, Visa, and Ingersoll-Rand were reduced. ...

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2012 Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook and 2011 Summary
Jun04

2012 Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook and 2011 Summary

[2012 M&A Outlook and 2011 Summary]: Originally I was not going to publish this summary on my blog as I never had time to finish it.  But due to readership demand and seeing how my outlook has not changed on M&A for 2012, I’ve decided to just release it as is:   Corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) activity increased in 2011, with an increase of deal making activity as the year progressed. There was a...

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Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) Stock Portfolio – Update 2012 Q1
May17

Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) Stock Portfolio – Update 2012 Q1

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway stock holdings for Q1 2012 was filed on 5/15/2012. There was a lot of activity during the quarter of the 2012, with new stakes in General Motors, Viacom, Lee Enterprises (6/5/2012 amendment), and increases to Bank of New York Mellon, DaVita Inc, DIRECTIV, IBM, Liberty Media Corp, Walmart, and Wells Fargo. Holdings of Intel, Dollar General, Proctor & Gamble, Verisk Analytics, and US Bancorp were...

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