Although most of my portfolio is in a diversified mix of index funds, I also own individual shares of Berkshire Hathaway and collect advice from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. I believe that understanding how to analyze individual businesses creates a better foundation for any self-directed investor. Saturday, May 6th is the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
I’ve wanted to physically attend a meeting for several years now, but I suppose I haven’t wanted it badly enough (mostly too busy with the kids). Sometimes I reason that Buffett himself would perhaps invest another $500 to $1,000 into BRKB shares (grow that Snowball!) rather than spend it on airfare, hotels, and so on. This is especially true today as there are so many ways to keep up with the event:
- Yahoo Finance Livestream. Watch the entire presentation and Q&A session as it happens if you’d like. Lots of related content is already up. I enjoyed this one with Todd Combs and Ted Weschler.
- Live Blogs. Many media sites like Morningstar, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and CNBC will “liveblog” the event with short text blurbs.
- Transcripts. After the meeting is over, several sources publish their own notes and transcripts from the event. Here are a few from the 2016 meeting: here, here, and here.
- Book. Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett’s Omaha by Jeff Matthews was published in 2008 and presented a detailed personal account of his experiences at the meeting. It was a fun read that sparked my initial interest in attending the meeting.
- Shareholder Letters. If you haven’t read it yet, check out Buffett’s 2016 Letter to Shareholders. Shareholder letters from 1977 to 2016 are available free to all on the Berkshire Hathaway website. You can also purchase all of the Shareholder letters from 1965 to 2016 for only $2.99 in Amazon Kindle format.
I wonder how early I have to book flights and hotel rooms if I want to attend in 2018…
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