Berkshire ended the year with a near record amount of cash on hand. (After Berkshire’s buying spree, the size of the company’s war chest shrank to $106.26 billion at the end of the first quarter, from $146.72 billion three months earlier.)
Berkshire doesn’t try to make its investments based on what it believes the stock market will do when it opens each Monday, Mr. Buffett said.
“I can’t predict what [a] stock will do…We don’t know what the economy will do,” he said.
WSJ 30 April 2022
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FT 30 April 2022
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