Warren Buffett Is Buying Stock Again. That Doesn’t Mean He’s Optimistic.

Warren Buffett sat out much of the post-Covid-19 selloff to the detriment of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. But in the first quarter of 2022—with stocks once again falling—the Oracle of Omaha took action, purchasing some $51 billion of equities and selling less than $10 billion. Those record quarterly purchases came as the S&P 500 slid 5% in the first three months of the year.

While Buffett’s move could prove profitable for Berkshire (ticker:BRK.A, BRK.B) shareholders, the buys themselves aren’t really a signal of increasing…

Roy Walsh

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