The Dark Side of Buffett

Investors worldwide adore Warren Buffett – often without fully knowing what he really does

In my view, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction, carrying dangers that, while now latent, are potentially lethal – Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report, 2002

Thus, our derivative positions will sometimes cause large swings in reported earnings – Warren Buffett,...

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