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cherry pick much?  care to compare 2000 to 2008?
by HiD on Wed Mar 21st, 2007 at 07:26:17 PM EST
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Well, you chose to write "consistently" allowing me to cherry pick :). Remove "consistently" and it's fine with me.

"sometimes" beat the market would be more appropriate.

1 out of 1000 "random monkey" speculators will beat the market for 10 consecutive 5 years period. There are many speculators around :).

by Laurent GUERBY on Thu Mar 22nd, 2007 at 08:05:27 AM EST
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but I think you knew what I meant in the first place.  B. Hathaway has been a steady earner for ages without having to resort to bubble stocks/ponzi schemes/hype/evil manipulation of the market.

And I rather doubt your random monkey can actually beat the mkt by the amount Buffet beat the market. check out the graph below.  Looks worse for qqq.  Note that's a log scale.  change it to linear if you want to really see a delta.

there may be some dividend differences (total return) but I don't know how to factor that in but S&P yield ha s only been 2-3%/year so over 15 years thats roughly another 1.6 multiplier on the bottom line.

http://finance.yahoo.com/charts#chart2:symbol=brk-a;range=my;compare=spy;indicator=volume;charttype= line;crosshair=on;logscale=on;source=undefined

by HiD on Thu Mar 22nd, 2007 at 07:10:27 PM EST
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