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Warren Buffett's New $30 Billion "Elephant" Investment is in His Sights

Warren Buffett likes to call making big acquisitions "getting out his elephant gun." With Berkshire Hathaway bringing in $26 billion in operational cash each year on top of its massive insurance float, that elephant gun seems to be coming out more and more often. This time, it appears Buffett will be setting his sights on the electricity market. Berkshire has invested over $15 billion in alternative energy and electricity infrastructure projects over the past several years, and Buffett anticipates spending another $15 billion in this space relatively soon. 

Considering the amount of change that is about to come into the electricity market, along with Berkshire's ability to pour so much more money into it than its utility competition -- Exelon (NYSE: EXC  ) and Southern (NYSE: SO  ) -- Buffett could capture a huge swath of the industry. Tune into the video below to find out why Berkshire is in better position than Exelon or Southern in the electricity market today.

Warren Buffett just bought nearly 9 million shares of this company
Imagine a company that rents a very specific and valuable piece of machinery for $41,000 per hour (That's almost as much as the average American makes in a year!). And Warren Buffett is so confident in this company's can't-live-without-it business model, he just loaded up on 8.8 million shares. An exclusive, brand-new Motley Fool report details this company that already has over 50% market share. Just click HERE to discover more about this industry-leading stock... and join Buffett in his quest for a veritable landslide of profits!

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  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2014, at 8:35 PM, adasand wrote:

    I think FSLR would be a good company for Buffett, but I highly doubt he will buy it, as it seems he is mainly interested in utility companies than manufacturers. But I still think FSLR is a pretty cheap company, might be a multi bagger in 5-10 years.

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