In today's video, analysts Austin Smith and Andrew Tonner look at Berkshire Hathaway's most recent earnings and touch on some derivatives losses that could make some investors uneasy. Both Andrew and Austin think any worry would be misplaced, though. Berkshire continues to trade for fair valuations and near the 1.1 times price-to-book value "floor" that Warren Buffett put on shares when he said he'd be willing to repurchase at that level. All in all, Berkshire is still a great buy today.

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