Warren Buffet says U.S. already in recession


Praxius
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http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...0526?hub=World

Quote:

BERLIN -- Warren Buffett, whose business and investment acumen has made him one of the world's wealthiest men, says he believes the U.S. economy is already in a recession.

Buffet makes the remarks in an interview published in Germany's Der Spiegel weekly.

Asked whether he thinks the United States could still avoid a recession, he said that as far as the average person is concerned, it's already here.

"I believe that we are already in a recession," Buffet is quoted by Spiegel as saying.

"Perhaps not in the sense as defined by economists. ... But people are already feeling the effects of a recession," he said.

"It will be deeper and longer than what many think," he added.

The 77-year-old chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. was in Europe last week for what he called a "deferred shopping tour," looking for possible acquisitions.

Omaha-based Berkshire has about $35 billion in cash and is looking to invest. Berkshire's subsidiaries include insurance, clothing, furniture, natural gas, corporate jet and candy companies. Berkshire also has major investments in such companies as Coca-Cola Co. and Anheuser-Busch Cos.

 
I think not
#2
Good stuff, the time is at hand to feed off the stupid.
 
Lester
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not View Post

Good stuff, the time is at hand to feed off the stupid.

Did you watch 60 minutes last night? I couldn't beleive how many houses in that one town were, or are in the process of foreclosure, The bankers are the stupid ones methinks.
 
Just the Facts
#4
"Perhaps not in the sense as defined by economists. ... But people are already feeling the effects of a recession," he said.


So it's not that the U.S. is REALLY in a recession, it just, you know, kinda feels like one.
 
alypipes
#5
The US recession is effecting my neck of the woods pretty harshly, lots of guys off work from the lumber industry. Hasn't hit me but am very thankful. Fixin to pick me up some cheap toys. Guys are flogging thier sleds, atvs, boats pretty darn cheap right now.
 

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