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A change in policy at Berkshire (BRK.B)? Saying it makes no sense to be sitting on large amounts...

A change in policy at Berkshire (BRK.B)? Saying it makes no sense to be sitting on large amounts of cash for a long time, Buffett - who has eschewed paying (but not collecting) dividends throughout his career - tells CNBC a "logical dividend policy" will be discussed in next year's annual report.
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  • murrayk
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    Warrren should pay us a dividend in lieu of the lack of price performance of Berkshire.
    7 May 2012, 08:59 AM Reply Like
  • glssmrbl
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    He should. And you should buy his stock picks instead of Berkshire. You will make more money and get your yield w/o asking.
    16 May 2012, 04:51 PM Reply Like
  • remurraymd
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    (GLD) and (http://bit.ly/JjWCE4) and (http://bit.ly/pFSoX2) have massively outperformed Warren and Charlie of (http://bit.ly/KeI7Wd) over time a dividend of apology is due shareholders certainly. Amazing he continues his little dog and pony show when any idiot can graph performance over time. He has been 100% WRONG on Tech and Gold for decades missed those big moves entirely why the giant sucking sound in the background you hear is rats leaving a ship that has been sinking for some time.Mollification dividends common at this stage SELL SELL SELL APD
    7 May 2012, 09:41 AM Reply Like
  • jeffreychood
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    What performance are you talking about? Business performance or price performance? Berkshire's business performance has been quite good - and that is the performance that Buffett can control. Price performance is subject to the stupidity of Mr. Market. Btw, he was right about tech when he avoided the Internet bubble. If you took the time to educate yourself about his investing philosophy you would know that Buffett does not try to predict or profit from "big moves".
    7 May 2012, 08:21 PM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    Did anyone miss his statements last week indicating that the only way to raise the minimum wage "Successfully" would be for the government to "Give" them money to make up for not raising the minimum wage?
    I always knew that he was an Obama-Nanny Stater.
    Just couldn't prove it.
    7 May 2012, 10:21 AM Reply Like
  • glssmrbl
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    I think he means that U.S. workers are the single largest expense to just about any business. Good companies can cut costs to grow revenues and profits. But minimum wage keeps rising while wall street keeps looking for earnings growth.

     

    Either wall street gets what they want or the U.S. worker does. I'm not saying minimum wage should stay the same but that we must understand why its so hard to raise let alone maintain.
    16 May 2012, 04:55 PM Reply Like
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