Friday, February 15, 2008

Great Minds Think Alike

cheese.jpgBerkshire Hathaway disclosed a very large stake in Kraft yesterday. They are the largest shareholder and own a little under 9% of the cheese maker. I like this pick up because I too own Kraft. In fact it is one of the few stocks I do own. I have kept most of attention in the consumer staple area as I have believed for a long time that we were heading into a recession, and consumer staples will do well in this environment. In addition, I thought that a lot of value would be unlocked as soon as it split up from Altria.

I told someone else this and I will say it here too. Berkshire here is a good buy if you can hold on for several years. Stocks are getting cheap and Buffet is going to be like a kid in the Candy store. He is going to pick up some names that seem crazy in this environment, but his craziness has made him the second richest man in the world.

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