Buffett’s ROE Game: Coke In ’88 and Occidental In ’22

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Dear fellow investors, The news of Berkshire Hathaway’s purchases in Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) has been seismic in our minds, but to most investors it has been but a whimper. We believe there are two main reasons for this. First, Buffett hasn’t had a hot hand in recent years, so the normal copycats aren’t quick to repeat Buffett’s actions. Second, he’s buying an oil company. Oil has been a three-letter swear word to most investors. Therefore, it’s been much ado about nothing. Q4 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Buffett’s ROE GameAs Ben Graham is famous for saying, “Price is …

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