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    TIP521: Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters

    enFebruary 07, 2023

    About this Episode

    On today’s episode, Clay reviews Warren Buffett’s shareholder letters and shares his takeaways, and distills some of the biggest lessons he learned. If you asked a lot of value investors, they would tell you that reading Buffett’s letters is equivalent to an MBA on value investing and business. Buffett has a lot to teach us as investors as he has grown the value of Berkshire shares by over 3,600,000% since he took control of the business in 1965. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 07:44 - What Berkshire’s “Big Four” businesses are. 13:16 - What Buffett looks for when investing in a business and what he looks for in a management team. 14:19 - Why Buffett loves share repurchases and why they give me further vindication that a stock is cheap. 18:28 - Why it pays to treat your colleagues and shareholders like partners. 24:49 - Why industries with constant change should be avoided by investors. 28:36 - How Buffett views cash and leverage in his capital allocation strategy. 49:28 - What Buffett looks for when selecting him and Charlie’s successors. Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Join the exclusive TIP Mastermind Community to engage in meaningful stock investing discussions with Stig, Clay, and the other community members. The Essays of Warren Buffett by Lawrence Cunningham. Listen to Clay’s review of The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier, or watch the video. Tune into the recent We Study Billionaires’ episode covering The Dhandho Investor by Mohnish Pabrai, or watch the video. Learn more about our free social events in Omaha here. Follow Clay on Twitter. NEW TO THE SHOW? Check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts.  SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota Linkedin Marketing Solutions Fidelity Efani Shopify NDTCO Fundrise Wise NetSuite TurboTax Vacasa NerdWallet Babbel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Buffett's focus on partnership, reinvesting earnings and retaining businesses with good management that generate cash has driven Berkshire Hathaway's long-term success, as outlined in his shareholder letters.
    • Invest in great businesses with competent and honest management, durable economic advantages, and a first-class CEO. Reinvest earnings into dividends and stock purchases, and prioritize straightforward, honest accounting practices.
    • A leader's transparency, honesty, and ability to align management and shareholder interests can contribute to trust-building. Long-term value creation should be prioritized over short-term gains, and successful investors must also possess strong communication skills and an understanding of human psychology.
    • Warren Buffett values honesty, integrity, and quality management over cheap investments. He treats his shareholders like partners and encourages them to think of themselves as part owners of a business, leading to the increasing value of Berkshire Hathaway over time.
    • Warren Buffett focuses on increasing Berkshire's intrinsic value rather than projecting high growth rates. He keeps good businesses with good management and labor relations, avoids capital allocation mistakes, and doesn't promise to achieve high growth rates.
    • Invest in quality businesses for the long haul, prioritize management style, and value businesses that are integral to the seller's identity. Retain ownership for stability and growth.
    • Focus on long-term investments in good businesses at a discount, ignore recent price changes, and understand the company's operations and values to become a successful investor.
    • Don't waste your time on market predictions and opinions. Instead, focus on the true value of a business and invest in what you understand best for long-term success. Embrace a climate of fear and invest in index funds, paying a fair price for certainties and recognizing that value may take time to catch up with price.
    • Stick with conservative practices and avoid unnecessary risks in business. Addressing basic needs can be more profitable than resolving complex problems. Over-leveraging is addictive and can lead to value stagnation and financial suffering for investors.
    • Share buybacks can increase intrinsic business value and put a floor on stock prices, while also demonstrating pro-shareholder leanings. It is important for management to ensure that share repurchases are done at a price that does not destroy shareholder value.
    • Selecting the right CEO for Berkshire involves finding a rational, decisive, and humble leader with a broad understanding of business and good insights into human behavior, who is committed to shareholder value and able to resist arrogance, complacency, and the institutional imperative.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Insights from Buffett's Shareholder Letters

    Buffett's shareholder letters provide valuable insights into his investment and business practices which have helped grow the market value for Berkshire Hathaway shares by 20.1% annually from 1965 through 2021. He views Berkshire Hathaway as a partnership among him, Munger, and other shareholders and forgoes expansion without good reason, while preferring to reinvest earnings to deliver proportional increases in per-share market value over time. He retains businesses with good management that generate cash and earn above-average returns. His early letters were shorter but consistent in their focus on evaluating marketable equity securities like businesses for acquisition in their entirety.

    Warren Buffet's Investment Principles

    Good investment principles never change. Warren Buffet buys equities for their anticipated favorable long-term prospects. He wants to own great businesses that produce a lot of cash and are run by competent and honest managers. The goal is to have a meaningful investment in businesses with durable economic advantages and a first-class CEO. Berkshire's Big Four insurance businesses, Apple, BNSF, and Berkshire Hathaway Energy make up a good majority of the company's value. Buffett applauds companies that reinvest their earnings into dividends and stock purchases. Buffett's letters and speeches are straightforward and honest, reassuring investors and the public that accounting figures are not artificially inflated up or down.

    Warren Buffett's Communication and Leadership Style for Building Trust with Shareholders and Investors

    Warren Buffett's transparency and honesty in revealing mistakes and weaknesses within his company contributes to building trust with shareholders and investors. He emphasizes the importance of selecting able, honest, and diligent managers who act with integrity and aligning management and shareholder interests. While stock options may incentivize managers to increase short-term stock prices, they do not necessarily lead to long-term shareholder value. Buffett communicates in a clear and straightforward way to shareholders and is consistent in his approach and message. Long-term investors may find Berkshire Hathaway shares undervalued since Buffett has been repurchasing them. Buffett's success as an investor goes beyond identifying good opportunities and extends to his communication skills and understanding of human psychology.

    Warren Buffett's Approach to Management Selection and Shareholder Partnership

    Warren Buffett's approach to selecting managers is to choose someone who will act honestly and act with integrity. He encourages managers to run their businesses as if they were the sole owner, in the best interest of long-term shareholders. This also applies to himself, as he puts his entire net worth in Berkshire Hathaway, where most of the directors have a major portion of their net worth in the company. Buffett values quality management over cheap investments and treats his shareholders like partners. He encourages them to think of themselves as part owners of a business they expect to stay with indefinitely, rather than merely owning a piece of paper. Berkshire's value and performance are good measures of the stock and the company's increasing value over time.

    Warren Buffett's Approach to Valuing Businesses

    Warren Buffett transitioned to showing the increase in market value instead of book value, since book value became less relevant with the rise of intangible assets. He aims to grow Berkshire's intrinsic value by at least 15% annually, but doesn't promise to achieve it, unlike other managers who project earnings with confidence. Projections of high growth rates are often a fool's errand, as very few large businesses achieve it. Buffett doesn't sell good businesses, even if overvalued, as long as they generate some profit, and have good managers and labor relations. Capital allocation mistakes led to subpar businesses, which Buffett hopes to avoid in the future.

    Buffett's long-term approach to investing and preference for owning quality businesses indefinitely with supportive management style.

    Buffett's approach to investing involves holding great companies that produce a lot of cash for the long-term and being cautious about major capital expenditures. He prefers not to sell his holdings, but if he sees more risk or changes his opinion about a company, he may sell out. He wants to be known for holding wholly-owned companies indefinitely to attract quality businesses with quality managers who care about their business. If he decides to sell, Berkshire Hathaway offers advantages that most other buyers don't, as they buy to keep and don't change the management style. Buffett also wants the managers of the companies he owns to have skin in the game, and they retain a 20% interest in the business. He values businesses that are the creative work of a lifetime and form an integral part of the seller's personality and sense of being.

    Berkshire Hathaway's Unique and Loyal Shareholder Base

    Berkshire Hathaway's shareholder base is unusual and loyal, with 98% of shareholders remaining from the previous year and 90% having Berkshire as their largest security holding. Warren Buffett aims to provide information he would find useful as a shareholder and attract long-term owners who understand the company's operations and values. Buffett's investment philosophy involves purchasing shares in good businesses at a large discount from underlying business values, recognizing limitations, keeping things simple, and focusing on the future productivity of the asset. He emphasizes the importance of not speculating and ignoring recent price changes, as games are won by players who focus on the playing field rather than the scoreboard.

    The Importance of Focusing on Facts and Avoiding Macro Opinions in Investment

    Forming macro opinions or listening to market predictions of others is a waste of time, and dangerous because it may blur your vision of the facts that are truly important. Focus on the true value of the business or investment you are interested in. Do not get caught up in the ever-changing daily stock fluctuations. A climate of fear is your friend when investing. Study the work of Buffett and embrace the idea that you don't need to have an opinion on every single business. Periodically invest in an index fund and hold them for the long term. Focus on businesses you understand best and present the least risk, along with the greatest profit potential. Pay a fair price for these certainties, and recognize that it may often take an extended period for the value to catch up with the price paid.

    The Hazards of Losing Focus and Over-Leveraging in Business

    Loss of focus is a serious problem that causes value stagnation and investors' suffering. It is profitable to stick with easy and obvious businesses rather than resolve difficult one. For entrepreneurs, addressing basic needs is more profitable than solving complex problems. Leverage is addictive and produces zeros even when employed by smart people. It is dangerous for individuals and businesses. Companies with a large debt often assume that they will be able to refinance it on maturity, but there are times when it's not possible due to market shortage or company issues. So, it's better to avoid unnecessary risks and stick with conservative practices.

    The Significance of Share Repurchases in Demonstrating Interest in Shareholder Value

    Credit is like oxygen, it goes unnoticed when abundant, but its absence can bring a company to its knees. Share repurchases have a significant benefit to shareholders by increasing intrinsic business value, demonstrating pro-shareholder leanings, and putting a floor on the stock price. Management that buys back shares demonstrates interest in shareholder value. Buffett keeps ample cash within Berkshire to pay off insurance claims and seize investment opportunities during the market's chaos. When heavily repurchasing shares, Buffett believes the stock is undervalued. Share purchases are encouraged and rewarding for shareholders as they enhance wealth rather than expanding management's domain. Repurchasing shares at a price above intrinsic value destroys shareholder value.

    The qualities Berkshire seeks in a CEO

    Choosing the right CEO is crucial for Berkshire, as managing it requires capital allocation, selection of outstanding managers, and the replacement of any CEO when necessary. The successor must be rational, calm, decisive, and must have a broad understanding of business in addition to good insights into human behavior. Moreover, he must be all in for the company and must not be driven by ego or avarice. The CEO's behavior has a huge impact on the managers down the line as well, and it's essential that he fights off arrogance, bureaucracy, and complacency. Ultimately, the successor must be honest, competent, and a good capital allocator acting in shareholders' best interest, able to resist the institutional imperative and think for himself. Todd Combs and Ted Weschler are two people who read as much as Buffett does and will manage a smaller portion of Berkshire's overall portfolio.

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    John Perkins delves into his past as an economic hitman, explaining the mechanisms and impacts of his actions on global economies. He critiques the fiat system and its role in geopolitical strategies and debt creation. Perkins also explores the potential of Bitcoin and decentralized technologies to challenge established economic controls. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 01:37 - The role and responsibilities of an economic hitman. 23:01 - How the fiat monetary system facilitates economic manipulation and control. 27:44 - Specific tactics used to influence foreign policies and economies. 37:03 - The significant long-term impacts of these economic interventions on target countries. 41:47 - A simple explanation of the petro-dollar system and its global implications. 51:51 - The potential of Bitcoin and other decentralized technologies to disrupt traditional economic systems. 53:48 - Perkins’ personal journey and motivations for leaving his role and advocating for systemic change. Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES John Perkin's Website. John’s newest book, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, 3rd Edition. Check out all the books mentioned and discussed in our podcast episodes here. Enjoy ad-free episodes when you subscribe to our Premium Feed. NEW TO THE SHOW? Follow our official social media accounts: X (Twitter) | LinkedIn | | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok. Check out our Bitcoin Fundamentals Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts. SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota Fidelity Range Rover CI Financial Meyka AT&T Simon & Schuster NDTCO iFlex Stretch Studios Fundrise Yahoo! Finance Public USPS American Express Shopify Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://theinvestorspodcastnetwork.supportingcast.fm

    TIP628: The Inner Scorecard w/ Mohnish Pabrai

    TIP628: The Inner Scorecard w/ Mohnish Pabrai
    On today’s show, Stig Brodersen talks with legend value investor Mohnish Pabrai. Since its inception in 1999, one dollar invested in the flagship fund would have turned into $12.51 vs. $4.72 for the S&P500. In the interview, Mohnish Pabrai discusses his approach to a congruent life.  Disclaimer: Stig Brodersen is invested in Pabrai Funds.  IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 10:14 - Which decisions Mohnish Pabrai made to improve his happiness. 15:06 - How to use the Buffett system to grade people. 26:02 - Why Mohnish likes to play bridge more than poker. 31:06 - Which principles Mohnish lives by. 38:58 - How Buffett and Mohnish (do not) take notes. Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Join the exclusive TIP Mastermind Community to engage in meaningful stock investing discussions with Stig, Clay, Kyle, and the other community members. Mohnish Pabrai’s website. Learn more about Mohnish Pabrai’s Dakshana Foundation. Our interviews with Mohnish Pabrai about Masterclass Investing | YouTube Video. Our interviews with Mohnish Pabrai about investing in stocks | YouTube Video. Our interviews with Mohnish Pabrai about value investing and philanthropy | YouTube Video. Our interviews with Mohnish Pabrai about value investing | YouTube Video. Our interviews with Mohnish Pabrai about value investing in 2021 | YouTube Video. Our interview with William Green about Mohnish Pabrai and much more | YouTube Video. Check out all the books mentioned and discussed in our podcast episodes here. Enjoy ad-free episodes when you subscribe to our Premium Feed. NEW TO THE SHOW? Follow our official social media accounts: X (Twitter) | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok. Check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts. SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota CI Financial AT&T Yahoo! Finance Long Angle iFlex Stretch Studios Public American Express USPS NerdWallet HELP US OUT! Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! It takes less than 30 seconds, and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://theinvestorspodcastnetwork.supportingcast.fm

    TIP627: Best Quality Idea Q2 2024 w/ Clay Finck & Kyle Grieve

    TIP627: Best Quality Idea Q2 2024 w/ Clay Finck & Kyle Grieve
    On today’s episode, Clay and Kyle give an overview of their best quality stock idea for Q2 2024. This quarter, they discuss Lululemon. Lululemon is well-known in the world of quality investors, and the share price has recently declined by over 30%. Tune into today’s episode to hear Clay and Kyle’s thoughts on Lululemon’s business and what the prospective returns might look like going forward. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: 00:00 - Intro 09:09 - The competitive advantages of Lululemon. 21:53 - How Lululemon’s margins compare to their competitors. 33:24 - What will drive Lululemon’s future growth. 37:46 - How large Lululemon’s total addressable market is. 44:13 - Our assessment of the management team and balance sheet. 60:24 - Our thoughts on the valuation. 67:29 - Lululemon’s most important key performance indicators.  Disclaimer: Slight discrepancies in the timestamps may occur due to podcast platform differences. BOOKS AND RESOURCES Join the exclusive TIP Mastermind Community to engage in meaningful stock investing discussions with Stig, Clay, Kyle, and the other community members. Books mentioned: The Story of Lululemon, 7 Powers Related Episode TIP604: Best Quality Idea Q1 2024 w/ Clay Finck & Kyle Grieve | YouTube Video. Related Episode: TIP587: Dino Polska: A Polish Compounder w/ Clay Finck & Kyle Grieve | YouTube Video. Follow Kyle on Twitter. Follow Clay on Twitter. Check out all the books mentioned and discussed in our podcast episodes here. Enjoy ad-free episodes when you subscribe to our Premium Feed. NEW TO THE SHOW? Follow our official social media accounts: X (Twitter) | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | TikTok. Check out our We Study Billionaires Starter Packs. Browse through all our episodes (complete with transcripts) here. Try our tool for picking stock winners and managing our portfolios: TIP Finance Tool. Enjoy exclusive perks from our favorite Apps and Services. Stay up-to-date on financial markets and investing strategies through our daily newsletter, We Study Markets. Learn how to better start, manage, and grow your business with the best business podcasts. SPONSORS Support our free podcast by supporting our sponsors: River Toyota CI Financial AT&T Yahoo! Finance Long Angle iFlex Stretch Studios Public American Express USPS NerdWallet HELP US OUT! Help us reach new listeners by leaving us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! It takes less than 30 seconds, and really helps our show grow, which allows us to bring on even better guests for you all! Thank you – we really appreciate it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://theinvestorspodcastnetwork.supportingcast.fm