National Debt and Jeff Bezos Blackmail Allegations

(February 14, 2019) CNBC's Becky Quick interviews the legendary investor Charlie Munger. In this excerpt, Munger gives his take on the national debt and what he thinks of Amazon's Jeff Bezo's handling of the National Enquirer situation.

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Lifetime of Investing and Practical Advice

(February 14, 2019) CNBC’s Becky Quick sits down with legendary #Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charlie #Munger for a one-on-one conversation after the Daily Journal Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. In a wide-ranging conversation and his usual no-holds-barred manner, the 95-year-old chairman of the Daily Journal gave his thoughts on whether he thinks the golden era... Continue Reading →

Market Commentary – May 2018

An interview with billionaire investor and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Charlie Munger on Yahoo News. In this interview, Charlie discusses how value investing has evolved and why Apple can be considered a value investment. Charlie also talks about Bitcoin being immoral and the rise of China.

Speculation on Bitcoin

(May 5, 2018) Just before appearing before thousands of shareholders at the 2018 Berkshire annual meeting on May 5, CNBC’s Becky Quick tweeted that Warren Buffett told her bitcoin is “probably rat poison squared,” one-upping his partner Charlie Munger who had called it simply “rat poison.” Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger didn’t use those words... Continue Reading →

Conceding Defeat on IBM, but High Hopes for Apple

(May 7, 2018) By early 2018, Warren Buffett has substantially increased Berkshire’s holdings in Apple—and sold off most of its IBM stock. On CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” he admits he “was wrong” when he bought IBM—but he’s more confident in Apple and the psychological hold the company has over its consumers.

Separate Science from Speculation

(May 5, 2018) When Charlie Munger and Bill Gates join the May 5 “Squawk Box” conversation, bitcoin comes up again. While admitting it’s “clever computer science,” Munger argues cryptocurrencies are “worthless artificial gold” that facilitates “illicit activity.” Gates acknowledges the underlying blockchain technology is a “good thing,” but thinks the price gains are being driven... Continue Reading →

Warren Buffett Bites into Apple

(May 6, 2017) Despite IBM’s modestly disappointing performance, Buffett has been making enormous purchases of Apple stock. Around the time of this meeting, Berkshire owns almost $19 billion worth of the company’s shares. Buffett, however, isn’t ready to label it as purely a “tech” stock.

Second Thoughts on Amazon and Google

(May 6, 2017) As the 2017 annual meeting is being held in May, Google’s market value is above $650 billion and Amazon is approaching $450 billion. Looking back, Buffett and Munger admit that picking internet winners may not have been as hard as they thought.

Mistakes Made at Valeant

Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman, and billionaire investor Warren Buffett discuss controversy surrounding Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and activist investor Bill Ackman.

On Berkshire Culture

(April 30, 2016) Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger explain why they’re confident Berkshire Hathaway’s culture will last even after Buffett’s son Howard no longer serves as non-executive chairman.

On Activist Investors

(April 30, 2016) Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger explain why they’re not that concerned about the threat of activist investors to Berkshire Hathaway's future.

America’s Never Been Greater

(February 29, 2016) Two days after releasing his annual letter to shareholders, Warren #Buffett appears live for three hours on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Among the topics covered: Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, Apple’s fight with the FBI over iPhone privacy, and a contrarian argument that lower oil prices hurt the economy over time. He also reveals... Continue Reading →

Was IBM a Mistake That Warren Buffett Make?

(February 29, 2016) Almost five years after diving into IBM, the stock has dropped significantly. (At the end of 2015, Berkshire’s position are down about $2.6 billion in market value.) On CNBC’s “Squawk Box” in February, 2016, Buffett concedes he might have made a mistake.

Warren Buffett Defends Clayton Homes and IBM Stake

(May 4, 2015) In a live appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” the Monday morning after Berkshire’s 2015 shareholder meeting celebrated 50 years of Warren #Buffett in charge at #Berkshire, he defends Clayton Homes against predatory lending accusations and explains his long-term optimism on IBM. The CEOs of Berkshire’s four biggest stock stakes discuss what it’s... Continue Reading →

On Dodd-Frank Criticism

(May 2, 2015) Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger explain the shortcomings of Dodd-Frank, the financial reform legislation that was passed in 2010 in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

Playing with the Hand We Got

(May 2, 2015) Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger say business school training is not necessary—and can actually be harmful—for success in business.

Self-Reinforcing Culture

(May 2, 2015) Warren Buffett explains why he’s confident that Berkshire Hathaway’s culture is so “deeply embedded” that it will continue long after he and Charlie Munger are gone.

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