Major Portfolio Changes at Berkshire Hathaway in 4th Quarter 2016

In an SEC 13F filing after the market closed today, Berkshire Hathaway reported that it substantially added to its stakes in airlines (American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Continental) and Apple, took a new position in Monsanto, sold Deere, Kinder Morgan, Verizon, and Wal-Mart during the fourth quarter of 2016.

Exclusive: Canyon makes over $3.5 billion in credit purchases since COVID-19

Structured ValueThe Canyon Distressed Opportunity Fund III has been finding more and more opportunities to invest amid the coronavirus pandemic. In their recent letter to investors, which was reviewed by ValueWalk, the Canyon team noted that one of the main features of COVID-19 has been the way it has affected so many aspects of our lives. Read More


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David I Kass Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Finance Ph.D., Harvard University Robert H. Smith School of Business 4412 Van Munching Hall University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742-1815 Phone: 301-405-9683 Email: [email protected] (link sends e-mail) Dr. David Kass has published articles in corporate finance, industrial organization, and health economics. He currently teaches Advanced Financial Management and Business Finance, and is the Faculty Champion for the Accelerated Finance Fellows. Prior to joining the faculty of the Smith School in 2004, he held senior positions with the Federal Government (Federal Trade Commission, General Accounting Office, Department of Defense, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis). Dr. Kass has recently appeared on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, PBS Nightly Business Report, Maryland Public Television, Business News Network TV (Canada), Fox TV, American Public Media's Marketplace Radio, and WYPR Radio (Baltimore), and has been quoted on numerous occasions by Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal, where he has primarily discussed Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway. He has also launched a Smith School “Warren Buffett” blog. Dr. Kass has accompanied MBA students on trips to Omaha for private meetings with Warren Buffett, and Finance Fellows to Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meetings. He is an officer of the Harvard Business School Club of Washington, DC, and is a member of the investment and budget committees of a local nonprofit organization. Dr. Kass received a Smith School “Top 15% Teaching Award” for the 2009-2010 academic year.