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Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

 

ATUSF 6.7% Idea from CB&F

BODY  1.1% Retail turnaround/Coattail Tilson

BLDR    19% A rare personal pick/sells to volume builders/gaining share/lumber prices catalyst

BYDDY 11.2% Have owned on and off for several years/probably Pabrai's secret stock

FIATY  3.6% Idea from CB&F/jockey/turnaround/Chrysler roll-up

FTPLF  2.6% Idea from CB&F/no catalyst IMHO

INTL      6% Leucadia owns large share/LT holding hasn't done much

JMBA    6.8% Idea from CB&F/juicing is in vogue/like the jockey and his "promise"

SD        3.6% Owned on/off for years/think Ward is better than McClendon/Activist stock may gap up

SHLD  13.2% Idea from CB&F/value of brands will surprise folks someday

ELOS    8.5% Coattail Klarman/seems like a good growth business but hasnt...

UTRA      .1 % Stupid speculation/-95%

LVLT      .1% See above/sentimental holding

SH        10%  Trade these two shorts in/out rather than sell the above

QID        8%

Margin    35%

 

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie

 

 

 

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Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

 

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie

 

Curious, do you work for a Berkshire company. How else would one own BRK-B in their company 401K if their company was not Berkshire? I'm not criticizing, want to know how (if) because I will go 100% BRK-B in my 401K and tell everyone I know :)

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Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

 

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie

 

Curious, do you work for a Berkshire company. How else would one own BRK-B in their company 401K if their company was not Berkshire? I'm not criticizing, want to know how (if) because I will go 100% BRK-B in my 401K and tell everyone I know :)

 

Yes. Acme Brick.

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Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

 

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie

 

Curious, do you work for a Berkshire company. How else would one own BRK-B in their company 401K if their company was not Berkshire? I'm not criticizing, want to know how (if) because I will go 100% BRK-B in my 401K and tell everyone I know :)

 

Also some 401k plans allow for "brokerage window" and through that you can purchase basically any security. 

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Why do you think BYD is Pabrai's secret stock?

 

I believe Pabrai said (1) misunderstood-BYD is thought to be a car company and if you review the products section of byd.com you realize they are not a "car" company.  And, they have changed the focus of the car segment to pubic transportation; (2) tailwinds - peak oil/environmental concerns produce the need to develop, transmit, store, and gather alternative energy sources in the future; (3)  Incredible manager - Wang Chuan Fu was called a Thomas Edison/Jack Welch hybrid by Munger; and (4) Current price weakness caused by a variety of factors - the bearish articles have mentioned a myriad of concerns during the stock weakness.

 

If it's not BYD, possibly FIAT, - Pabrai is in a picture in front of a Ferrari that was out front of the Hilton during the Berkshire meeting.  Fiat just doesn't make sense though because the automobile business isn't misunderstood and doesn't have tailwinds.  CHK and ZINC don't made sense either.

And, the Munger connection is oh so obvious.

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Rather than call in to Cramer's "are you diversified" I thought I'd post my holdings: 

 

Other than these stocks, I own 100% BRKB in a company 401K. Feel free to critique. Thanks to all here, especially those that brought good positions (MBI) to my attention and Sanjeev. -willie

 

Curious, do you work for a Berkshire company. How else would one own BRK-B in their company 401K if their company was not Berkshire? I'm not criticizing, want to know how (if) because I will go 100% BRK-B in my 401K and tell everyone I know :)

 

Yes. Acme Brick.

 

Good for you! I don't need to wish you luck at all, you're covered. I'd do the exact same, 100% BRK-B and put every penny that the IRS will allow into the 401K.

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Long: 101.4%

Short: -27.1%

Net 74.3.%

 

SFL, CHK, DECK, MBI - combined for 0.25%, these are leftovers from positions that were called

VPRT- 1%

AWLCF - 1.5%

Gold Basket (GG, AUY, PAAS, NGD, AEM): 11.8%, purchased two weeks ago

AAPL- 3.2%

SD- 3.9%

NOV- 4%

CF- 5.6%

BH- 11.2%

SHLD- 12%

MKL- 15%

FRFHF- 30.5%

 

Covered calls currently on NOV, CF, AEM, GG, VPRT and sold puts today on SHLD

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Cash- 30%

Bidvest - 12%

Altius- 10%

Lancashire- 10%

BAC Call Spreads- 6%

Fairfax- 5%

LKQ- 5%

AIG-WT- 4%

Fiat- 4%

Petsmart- 4%

Intel- 3%

Devon- 2.5%

NOV- 2.5%

Air Lease- 1.5%

Express Scripts- 1%

GPT- 1%

 

I've raised cash selling Bidvest from a 30% position down to 12%. I've sold about 2/3's of Intel. I've been buying Altius and Lancashire recently.

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Although the auto industry is not misunderstood Fiat is.  It is trading at nice discount to other auto @2.5x EBITDA versus 4x for GM.  In addition, 50% of Fiat's sales are in US and 25% in Brazil and only 25% in Europe.  As for tailwinds, there is a pent-up demand of over 13 m units in the US market assuming a normal demand of 15m units.  So I think it could be Fiat.

 

As for my %s

 

TVL 25.2%

AIQ 24.8%

ATSG 6.6%

ALSK 5.4%

GM-WTB 4.9%

BAC 4.8%

FFH 4.6%

GNCMA 3.9%

FIATY 3.2%

HCOM 3.0%

SD 2.6%

Other 11%

 

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56% BRK

29% FRFHF

9% LVLT

6% Cash

 

Has been and will stay "Current Holdings" for a while. Have tweaked BRK/FFH % a little over the last two years.

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here is my:

 

36% CASH

25% BAC (common, options, warrants)

14% GM (mostly B warrant and some common)

8% HHC

6% AIG

4% C

2% MSFT

2% BRK

4% OTHER

 

 

Both BAC and GM are levered through warrants and options, so notional value would be a lot more.

 

EDIT: I recently (in the last month or 2) sold out of GGP and DFS (that is where a lot of cash was from)

 

 

 

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BAC 17% (warrants and common)

BRK 10%

MKL 8%

LUK 5%

NICK 4%

GLRE 2%

MDLZ 2%

Cash 52%

 

I have a large cash balance because my savings rate is very high relative to my net worth and it has effectively added >3% to my portfolio a month.  Also, I between 20-50% of that cash I think of as an emergency fund for personal expenses so maybe that shouldn't count.  I am currently thinking of reworking my portfolio to look more like this:

 

BRK 20%

MKL 20%

BAC 20% (warrants and common)

LUK 10%

FIAT 5%

Cash 25%

 

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Why do you think BYD is Pabrai's secret stock?

 

I believe Pabrai said (1) misunderstood-BYD is thought to be a car company and if you review the products section of byd.com you realize they are not a "car" company.  And, they have changed the focus of the car segment to pubic transportation; (2) tailwinds - peak oil/environmental concerns produce the need to develop, transmit, store, and gather alternative energy sources in the future; (3)  Incredible manager - Wang Chuan Fu was called a Thomas Edison/Jack Welch hybrid by Munger; and (4) Current price weakness caused by a variety of factors - the bearish articles have mentioned a myriad of concerns during the stock weakness.

 

If it's not BYD, possibly FIAT, - Pabrai is in a picture in front of a Ferrari that was out front of the Hilton during the Berkshire meeting.  Fiat just doesn't make sense though because the automobile business isn't misunderstood and doesn't have tailwinds.  CHK and ZINC don't made sense either.

And, the Munger connection is oh so obvious.

 

Guess you´re right on both BYD and FIAT:

http://www.princehenrygroup.com/AR_2012.pdf

 

In the picture, Pabrai isn´t in front of just any Ferrari...he´s standing in front of John Elkann´s Ferrari, next to John Elkann.

 

 

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