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Restaurant in Intercontinental Hotel Kansas City

My Day In Pictures – Hiding In One of Kansas City’s Top Luxury Hotels, Enjoying Room Service, Going Over Stocks, and Playing with New iPads March 23rd / 24th, 2011

Last night, I realized that I needed to take a trip to the local Charles Schwab & Company branch office to turn over a framed Berkshire Hathaway Class B certificate that we had on the office wall for a few years as decor because the stock split 50-1 and the transfer agent had been continually…

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A Technique for Comparing the Intrinsic Value of Two Stocks

A Technique for Comparing the Intrinsic Valuation of Two Stocks

One technique I find helps a lot of investors act more rationally is one I developed during my late teenage years.  I would convert all companies I was analyzing to $100 per share to make comparison of the figures and yields easier.  In essence, this allowed me to ask the question, “How much profit am I buying for every $100 I put into this company?”  If I paid a high multiple for a particular business, it forced me to justify the higher valuation by writing down my reasons for my belief.

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“Tell Us How He Made It!” A Story of Warren Buffett, William Randolph Hearst, and Money

There is an apocryphal story about Warren Buffett that I always found useful. [mainbodyad]Years ago, when he was supposedly touring Heart Castle, the gargantuan San Simeon, California estate of American newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst, the tour guide spent hours highlighting the enormous scale and no-expense-spared luxuries.  He talked about how much money was spent…

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Inflation and the Federal Reserve

New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley Teaches About Inflation Using the iPad … And Makes People Angry

There was a firestorm of controversy this morning following remarks by New York Federal Reserve Chairman William Dudley. In an attempt to explain how the Federal Reserve calculates inflation, the Fed President commented to a group of working class people that you can’t just look at the price of food – the price of everything has to be factored in to understand what is happening to the purchasing power of the dollar.

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