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Warren Buffett: I used Berkshire's insights into the furniture business to figure out Apple's worth

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  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday it's "Amazing" how Apple has resonated with consumers, and that's why Berkshire Hathaway bought the stock.
  • Asked why Berkshire Hathaway bought Apple stock, Buffett said, "The shares when we bought them at least were much more reasonable in relation to current earnings."
  • In a CNBC appearance in February, Buffett revealed Berkshire more than doubled its Apple holdings a month earlier, giving the conglomerate a 2.5 percent stake in the Apple's outstanding shares.

9 Companies Creating Real Wealth With Higher Cash Dividends

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A stock dividend, also known as a "scrip dividend", is a dividend payment made with stock instead of cash. Sometimes when companies are tight on cash, they will declare and pay a stock dividend in lieu of a cash dividend. Most shareholders feel like they are getting something. But are they really? In short, a stock dividend is nothing more than a glorified stock split. At the end of the process, the shareholder has more shares that are worth less. Like a stock split, you can not create value by issuing paper and getting nothing in exchange.

Warren Buffett says he never wants to be out of the stock market

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  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday he never wants to be out of the stock market.
  • In an exclusive interview on "Squawk Box," Buffett said he doesn't make knee-jerk reactions about stocks after events like the French presidential election.
  • Buffett's comment came as U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Monday after the French presidential election ended with centrist Emmanuel Macron defeating far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, as expected.

Warren Buffett explains what it takes to become a great investor

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Warren Buffett says he's got a 'big appetite' for a solar or wind project

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  • Buffett said Berkshire is in a good position to compete with electric utilties companies since the conglomerate can take better advantage of tax incentives for alternative energy projects.
  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy already sells wind-generated electricity in Iowa.
  • Together with Berkshire Hathaway Energy, the two units accounted for a third of Berkshire's after-tax operating earnings in 2016, according to the latest shareholder letter.

Here's what it's like to attend Warren Buffett's 'Woodstock for Capitalists'

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  • Above: The Berkshire Hathaway-owned Nebraska Furniture Mart display at the 2017 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Tens of thousands from around the world gather once a year in Omaha, Nebraska, for the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting to hear chairman Warren Buffett speak and to celebrate his business success.
  • Here's what the carnival atmosphere was like at this year's gathering.

Here's the best wit and wisdom from Warren Buffett at this year's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting

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Buffett warns China that markets can sometimes become a 'casino'

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  • "Early on in the development of markets there's probably some tendency for them I think to be more speculative than markets that have been around for a couple hundred years," Buffett said, in response to a Chinese investor's question.
  • In the last several weeks, Chinese authorities have tightened regulation on financial markets, keeping stocks under pressure.

Warren Buffett: It doesn't really take any money to run the largest companies in America

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  • Warren Buffett, who's avoided technology businesses for most of his lauded investing career, pointed out at his annual meeting Saturday that the five companies worth more than his largely industrial conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, take basically zero capital to run.
  • Buffett called these kinds of companies, where one gets very high returns for very little capital, the "Ideal business." He has generally has invested in more capital-intensive businesses like railroads, utilities and manufacturers during his long tenure at the helm of Berkshire.

At 'Woodstock for capitalists', all the Warren Buffett-branded swag you can handle

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Warren Buffett admits he made a mistake on Google

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  • Warren Buffett admitted to shareholders Saturday that he made a mistake by not buying Google shares years ago when the company was getting $10 or $11 per advertising click from Berskhire Hathaway consumer insurance company subsidiary Geico.
  • In the case of Google Buffett said he could have figured out the company had a great advertising business because he was, in effect, contributing to its profits.
  • After profusely praising Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, Buffett said he missed that opportunity as well.

Warren Buffett says driverless trucks will one day hurt railroads

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  • Driverless trucks will one day hurt railroads and auto insurers, Warren Buffett said Saturday.
  • Berkshire owns the Burlington Northern railroad company and auto insurer Geico.
  • "Autonomous vehicles widespread would hurt us ... if they spread to trucks, and they would hurt our auto insurance business," Buffett said.

The one lesson about Warren Buffett's success that no one wants to hear

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Warren Buffett is the most successful investor of all time. Warren Buffett was able to keep learning about investments and business from the age of 11, which allowed him to compound money for decades.

The one lesson about Warren Buffett's success that no one wants to hear

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Some IBM shareholders are losing patience with Rometty's big salary

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  • IBM shareholders CalSTRS and The State Board of Administration for the Florida Retirement System each voted against Rommety's proposed pay package at the company's annual general meeting.
  • "The IBM compensation plan has huge upside for CEO Virginia Rometty and very little downside," wrote CalSTRS portfolio manager Aeisha Mastagni in an email to CNBC. CalSTRS owns 2.2 million shares in Big Blue.

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