Taxable bond flows eased last month as investors pared their long-term commitments.
Berkshire's buys More Wells Fargo and Wal-Mart; new money purchases include General Motors and Viacom.
Year-over-year results were strong for Berkshire, but the firm's insurance operations fell short of expectations given market softness.
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Interest in international equities picks up, while thirst for U.S. stock funds remains tepid.
Strong overall results from regulated, capital-intensive businesses and manufacturing, service, and retailing operations more than offset the mixed results from insurance.
Berkshire Hathaway's 13-F filing also reveals big buys of IBM and Wells Fargo in the quarter.
One-time items lift the firm's insurance results.
Board authorizes a share-repurchase program that will be used to buy back Class A and B shares at prices no higher than a 10% premium to the firm's current book value per share.
The investment is yet another example of Buffett being able to step in and act as lender to a struggling financial firm on what are very favorable terms for the insurer.
Berkshire sells Kraft shares; buys include Wells Fargo, Dollar General, and MasterCard
Well-diversified asset managers are attracting more inflows in the current environment.
Firm's filing also notes that confidential information had been omitted from the Form 13-F, which may indicate more activity.
A string of catastrophes weighed on the insurance business, while non-insurance operations were a source of strength.
Shareholders' concerns about who will replace Buffett grow larger and larger with each year that passes.
A Berkshire board report finding Sokol in violation of ethics will not quiet the clamor over succession planning and other concerns at the firm.
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Index and exchange-traded funds are now some of Berkshire's largest shareholders.
Investor inflows continue to favor the more broadly diversified asset managers.
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