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Strategies & Market Trends : Buffettology

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To: Michael & B.Anne who wrote (1518)5/23/1999 11:20:00 PM
From: Michael Burry  Read Replies (2) of 4642
 
Why start a different thread? Because it's easy to do, and the contest evidently became a bit too complicated. I'd rather see other sorts of Buffett discussion here.

With such strong opinions, presented in post after post -- why not pick your several best and let's see the results?

Why, M&BA, haven't you heard? My picks are up for all the world to see. I doubt I need remind you where. And they're real money, real transaction costs, real taxes.

Which brings me to the my third point, well-noted in Wall Street On Sale. Buffett's buy-and-hold philosophy is his third incarnation, which comes of necessity due to the size requirement on his investments. And his absolute best years - the ten years of his partnership- were not of the buy-and-hold type. He was very successful flipping small caps for rather quick gains when he was able. I'm sure he would love to now if it would make any difference to him. Then again, with the REITs, maybe he did.

Could it be that by investing as Buffett does now, despite our tiny size, we are giving up the inherent advantage of being an individual, small investor?

Mike
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