Optimistic on America Future

Warren Buffett takes shareholders back to his first stock trade in 1942—a transaction he now regrets. He shares the story to illustrate his belief that no matter what’s happening in the country or in the economy, investors should remain confident in the American system and hold stocks for the long-term.

America Should Stand for More Than Just Wealth

(June 26, 2017) Dubbed the "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett is an investment rock star. What's his take on the state of the economy? He recently sat down with Judy Woodruff for a wide-ranging, two-part interview on inequality, the Paris climate agreement, health care reform and much more.

GOP Health Reform Bills Are Relief for the Rich

(June 27, 2017) What does billionaire Warren Buffett think of Republican health care bills that would roll back taxes for wealthy Americans like him? Buffett discusses everything from how he’s giving away billions in philanthropy to how much sleep he gets to what’s on his personal income taxes in the second part of Judy Woodruff's... Continue Reading →

100% Optimistic about America

(November 11, 2016) After Hillary Clinton lost her presidential race, Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway tells CNN's Poppy Harlow that he will support Donald Trump and said that "it's very important that the American people coalesce behind the president."

America has Never Been Greater

(April 30, 2016) During a presidential campaign in which Donald Trump was promising to “Make America Great Again,” Warren Buffett, a backer of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, tells Becky Quick on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” why he takes issue with Trump’s premise.

On Obama Tax Policies

(May 3, 2014) Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett responds to a shareholder who says President Obama has had a negative impact on America’s economy.

Fortune to Born in the America

(May 4, 2013) Warren Buffett acknowledges that he’s benefited from luck, getting a “huge, huge, huge advantage” just from having been born in the United States. And he, says, he’s not the only lucky one.

On Pampered Chef

(May 4, 2013) Warren Buffett talks about how timing has benefited him throughout his life and why he’s more optimistic than ever about what America has to offer.

America has a System that Works

(May 2, 2009) As the country continued to stagger just months after the credit crisis exploded, Warren Buffett endorses the government’s response to “a situation that was as close to a total meltdown throughout the financial system as I think you can imagine.” He details how GEICO benefited from the crisis, and predicts a full... Continue Reading →

Risk of Derivatives

(May 2, 2009) Warren Buffett explains why derivatives are risky and weighs in on how he thinks his mentor, Benjamin Graham, would have felt about them.

Optimistic Despite Challenges

(May 4, 2004) Despite a war in Iraq, increasing consumer debt, and declining job growth, Warren Buffett remains positive, pointing out that the country has always recovered in the past, even when facing “an equally impressive number of negative factors.”

America Characterized by Immigration

(May 4, 2004) In response to a question about U.S. immigration law, Warren Buffett talks about how he suspects America’s “incredible record” of economic growth over the decades has been helped by the people who came to the United States from other countries.

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