Jun 21, 2023Liked by The Rational Walk

Unfortunately I missed the question window, but perhaps you'd consider another one as follows.

Over a very long period of time, float has approximated cash. So in effect Berkshire has not used the leverage provided by float, or at least not the vast majority of it. This is quite a different scenario to what most people think is the case. And goes to show how very conservatively things are run. What is your general take on this and do you see it changing post Buffett?

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Jun 21, 2023·edited Jun 21, 2023Author

Thanks, that’s a very good question. I wrote about float approximating cash+fixed income in an article on a related topic a few years ago. I think that much of this still holds true today.

Thoughts on Berkshire’s Deployable Cash, 4/21/2020:


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