Berkshire Hathaway Comes Roaring Back

My prediction is that Buffett will buy up lower priced stocks of cash-rich dividend paying companies. Since there are lots of those out there it is hard to predict what will catch his eye.
Berkshire will be confine major investments to private equity, which is booming right now. Likely, private equity targets for Berkshire Hathaway include Lyft, Instacart, and Airbnb.
Lyft and Airbnb which both have the potential to generate a lot of cash will attract Uncle Warren’s attention. Instacart, which has escaped attention by operating in an unsexy; but huge, market groceries might catch Buffett’s eye.

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Google Could Revolutionize Auto Insurance

Entering auto insurance would make a lot of sense for Uber because insurance has been one of the barriers blocking drivers from adopting its service. Some communities, like Kansas City, Missouri, have even banned Uber because of inadequate insurance. Offering insurance could remove that barrier and defuse one of the taxi cab industry’s main objection to Uber.

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Uber Drivers in Good Hands with Allstate

Auto insurance could be a gateway for selling other products, such as disability insurance, bonding, life insurance and health insurance, to networked transportation drivers and others in the gig economy. The potential profits to be made could be enormous; a survey that Edelman Berland conducted for the Freelancers Union found that 53 million Americans, or 34% of the population, are involved in some sort of freelance work.

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Is Uncle Warren Going Shopping?

What’s more intriguing is that Uncle Warren himself seemed to confirm such speculations with a cryptic remark to MSNBC. After calling Exxon a “wonderful company,” he said, “We thought we might have other uses for the money.”

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Ten Mind Blowing Facts about Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

What is even stranger is you would have to sell almost four shares of Berkshire Hathaway’s Class B (NYSE: BRK.B)[3] stock to get enough money to buy one share of Google’s Class B stock (NASDAQ: GOOG). On March 10, 2015, one share of BRK.B was selling for $143.85, while one share of GOOG was selling for $559.44.[4]

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