10/17/2008

Right time to buy stocks -Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Says Now Is the Right Time to Buy U.S. Equities By Alan Purkiss Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett said he's buying U.S. stocks and, if prices stay attractive, his personal investments, as distinct from his stake in Berkshire Hathaway Inc., will soon be wholly in American equities. Writing in the New York Times, he said he's following the principle: be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Exaggerated concern about the long-term prosperity of the many sound U.S. companies is foolish, and most will probably be setting profit records in years to come, Buffett said. While short-term stock-market movements can't be foretold, the likelihood is that the market will recover before the economy or general investor sentiment do so, and ``if you wait for the robins, spring will be over,'' he said. The above is an extract of an article posted in 'Diary of A Singaporean Mind'. I agree that our stocks are very cheap. But some measures must be taken to stop short selling or the stocks can get even cheaper by the days.

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Anonymous said...

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Recently an insurance company nearly wind up....
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A bank is nearly bankrupt......filing chapter 11 protection.
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How it affect you? Did you buy insurance? Did you buy mini note or bonds?
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Who fault?
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They bailout trouble finance company, but they will not bail out your credit card bills…….Should they have use the bail out $$ to pump into all different industries instead ……You got no choice, and no point pointing finger but you can prevent similar things from happen again……
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Are you a partisan?
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Since the bailout already done, the question now is besides letting the economic back on track, what regulation should be done to prevent similar things from happen again…..

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The top management of the Public listed company ( belong to "public" ) monthly salary should be tied a portion of it to the shares price ( IPO or ave 5 years ).... so when the shares price drop, it don't just penalise the investors, but those who don't take well care of the company.....If this rule is pass on, without any need of further regulation, all industries ( as long as it is public listed ) will be self regulated......because the top management will be concern about their own pay check…… Instead of spending big money on hotel stay and luxury function……..Top management get monthly salary and director fee, while investor get dividends….
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Whenever anywhere, anytime, there is election campaign.....We can use this to question your candidate there….. if you agree on my point, please share with many people as possible.... Finance and Media are the two only industries can shaken politics ( Maybe Hackers can ), please help to highlight also...

Also recently some comments say that Respectable Mr Buffet had start buying, yes, he started buying with guarantee return of 10% annually….. Do we individual investor had the same offer…. If yes, I will definitely join in and buy……and the institution will definitely wouldn't short of money if they offer the same terms to the individual investors..... When ever in the history previously did Mr Buffet claimed that he bought shares.....

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Just image, Institution lent out the shares already, in their hand, they don't have any stock or shares already, but Institution know that in the market, there are those individual investor who borrow the share going to sell the stock, so Institution naked short also, because there is no restriction on those Institution that those stock or shares that lend out, cannot be trade by the institution at that moment.

redbean said...

hi anonymous, i agree with you in most of your points raised.

management compensation should be tied to their stock value. if the stocks are fundamentally sound, their prices should go up to reflect the health of the company.

but, as you have pointed out, people are borrowing shares just to force down the share prices. this is a design in the stockmarket that is flawed and needs to be taken out of the system immediately.

in general, we need to look at greed, ethics and good business practice at the corporate world. greed is good as it drives people to excel. but greed for greed's sake is bad. that is why a joker in wall street thinks he is good enough to be paid $1m a day.

we too have such examples here, but they are only paid in peanuts.

Anonymous said...

Warren Buffett is now moving in for the kill, buying up all the bargains. It is always the big players pushing up or down the stocks. Either way they make all the money, and either way small investors just lose their pants to the big guys. Follow the leader and make him richer.