Buffett Makes Surprising Announcement in Annual Letter to Berkshire Shareholders


Dear Investor,

Last Saturday Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) released its investment performance for calendar year 2015, along with Chairman Warren Buffettai??i??s much anticipated annual letter to shareholders.

Buffett called 2015 a ai???good yearai??? with the company reporting a total book value increase of +6.4% for the year, compared to a +1.4% return for the S&P 500.

That adds up to a tidy $15.4 billion increase in net worth.

According to the annual shareholder letter, the five stocks with the largest market values in Buffettai??i??s portfolio include Wells Fargo (-1.66%) Order baclofen, order Zoloft. , Coca Cola (+0.01), IBM (-15.23%), American Express (-26.24%), and Phillips 66 (+12.59%). These stocks had mixed performances in 2015.

On the bright side, boosts from BNSF Railroad, Kraft Heinz (now Berkshireai??i??s largest holding) and many subsidiaries tied to the recovering housing industry, helped offset losses in other areas.

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A Surprise Announcement in Buffettai??i??s Annual Shareholder Letter

Just to prove that an old dog is never too old to learn new tricks, Warren Buffett announced that for the first time, Berkshire Hathawayai??i??s annual shareholder meeting on April 30, 2016 would also be held as a webcast.

Warren Buffett annual meetingIt was reported that the webcast would be hosted on Yahoo! Finance and a recording of the event would be available for about a month after the actual meeting.

With crowds at the Berkshire annual meeting growing larger each and every year (last year a reported 40,000 folks attended) Buffett and the Berkshire board was hoping that this may be a way to limit the enormous crowds that flock to Omaha each year for this well publicized event.

Buffett also weighed in on the current 2016 Presidential race saying that, ai???In an election year, candidates canai??i??t stop speaking about the countryai??i??s problems. And as a result of this negativity, many Americans now believe that their children will not live as well as they did.ai???

ai???That view is dead wrongai??? says Buffett. He went on to state that, ai???The babies being born in America today are the luckiest crop in history.ai???

I certainly hope he is right.

Nick Moccia
Weiss Educational Services

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