As you can see, Warren Buffett has been loading up on bonds...
...While Buffett’s bond investments might be mandated because he is using insurance float, it stands to reason that if he was overly concerned about very high rates of inflation, he would not be doing most of these transactions.
If Buffett was concerned about high inflation or a deteriorating dollar, he would simply do what he did before: forget about yield and invest in foreign currencies. For example, he could simply buy yen forwards or yen bonds if he thought the
currency faced imminent destruction. U.S.
Granted, Buffett’s recent Swiss Re position has this dollar-hedge effect. But if Buffett expected hyperinflation, he would be making very different investments. He would be investing in hard assets or securities related to them.....
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Buffett on Hyperinflation (BRK.A)
From Change Alley: