Someone run and grab a snow shovel, a large garbage barrel and some sawdust. Better yet, call that crew of of guys in dark jumpsuits that follow after the elephants at the circus. We’re gonna need them.
Warren Buffett has another op-ed piece in the NY Times.
Interesting thing about these Buffett op-eds and their timing — they have a way of appearing right around the point when the stock market is looking pretty dicey. Remember “Buy American. I am,” published on October 16, 2008? That one popped up right after the S&P 500 fell nearly 10% in two days. Then there was “The Greenback Effect” on August 18, 2009, which appeared on NYT’s opinion page the day after a 2.4% drop in the S&P 500 and Dow Industrials fell 186 points. And today’s missive, of course, comes after the DJIA shed almost 180 points yesterday, as air pumped into stocks courtesy of the Fed’s QE2 plans has begun to leak out.
Seems as if someone’s selected Warren as the go-to guy to soothe market angst during times of increased stress. Maybe he himself considers it part of his duty. But his shtick is as transparent as it gets, citizens. Regular readers know we’re not the biggest Buffett fans. Our big gripe is that this guy is crafty at talking his book, and the media acts as if he’s graciously dispensing to us peons his pearly investment wisdom. Perhaps that’s more a problem with the media than with Buffett, but he rarely turns down an opportunity to plug what’s good for Warren. Continue reading…