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Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meetings

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2021https://youtu.be/gx-OzwHpM9k

 

2020https://youtu.be/69rm13iUUgE

 

One of the strangest ways I've calmed myself down about investing during this period of uncertainty has been watching Warren Buffet speak during the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meetings. 2020 included a neat presentation on "the American tailwind" and I'm still working my way through the 2021 video. They are at least four hours long, so maybe it just exhausts my brain on the topic for the year... does anyone else watch these?

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Never had the time nor the interest. Bogle is plenty enough for this ordinary investor. I love and respect what he is doing with his money in the Gates foundation. 

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Buffett's annual shareholder letters are a good source of his philosophy, more concentrated than the recorded meetings. https://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/letters.html

Last year's was kind of a dud, as I recall, but many of the earlier ones are memorable.  He devoted a section of one (2017?) to praise of Jack Bogle.

“If a statue is ever erected to honor the person who has done the most for American investors, the hands down choice should be Jack Bogle. For decades, Jack has urged investors to invest in ultra-low-cost index funds. In his crusade, he amassed only a tiny percentage of the wealth that has typically flowed to managers who have promised their investors large rewards while delivering them nothing – or, as in our bet, less than nothing – of added value. In his early years, Jack was frequently mocked by the investment-management industry. Today, however, he has the satisfaction of knowing that he helped millions of investors realize far better returns on their savings than they otherwise would have earned. He is a hero to them and to me.”

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