Warren Buffett warned students about the perils of using debt and leverage decades ago using Donald Trump as a negative case study.
Buffett was asked by a Notre Dame student about Trump’s business troubles during a question and answer session in 1991. Trump’s Atlantic City Taj Mahal casino filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection later that year.
“Where did Donald Trump go wrong? The big problem with Donald Trump was he never went right. He basically overpaid for properties, but he got people to lend him the money. He was terrific at borrowing money. If you look at his assets, and what he paid for them, and what he borrowed to get them, there was never any real equity there,” Buffett said, according to a transcript published by former hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson. “I’ve seen more people fail because of liquor and leverage leverage being borrowed money. Donald Trump failed because of leverage. He simply got infatuated with how much money he could borrow, and he did not give enough thought to how much money he could pay back.”
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- [By Sean Williams]
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Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) (NYSE:BMO)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as C$102.55 and last traded at C$102.22, with a volume of 428189 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$101.99.
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The stock market finished lower on Friday, with triple-digit losses for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and modest declines of as much as half a percent for other major benchmarks. A mix of economic and political news kept investors on their toes to end the week, as fears of a possible attack on Syria watered down some of the potential upside that could have stemmed from solid earnings results from the banking sector during the morning. Even though many investors have pretty positive expectations going into earnings season, some companies suffered from disappointing news that sent their shares lower. Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET), Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX), and MBIA (NYSE:MBI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.