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Jim Van Meerten is an advisor to Marketocracy Capital Management and writes on financial subjects here and on Barchart Portfolio Blogs and Seeking Alpha. He earned a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Berry College; a Juris Doctorate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Law; and... More
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  • Warren Buffett Challenge - Report 2/11 0 comments
    Feb 11, 2013 1:03 PM | about stocks: BRK.A

    At the beginning of the year I voiced my premise that anyone using the proper tools, discipline and common sense could not only beat the market but most professional investors as well. To test my premise I picked 3 of my model Marketocracy portfolios and decided to track them against the market (S & P 500 Index) and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Cl A (NYSE:BRK.A) over the coming year.

    Here's my progress report as of today.

    S & P 500

    • YTD - 6.64%
    • 1 year - 14.85%

    Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Cl A (BRK.A)


    • YTD - 9.19%
    • 1 year - 22.51%

    Barchart Van Meerten New High (VMNHI)


    • YTD - 10.43%
    • 1 year - 23.99%

    Barchart Van Meerten Speculative (VMSPC)


    • YTD - 10.81%
    • 1 year - 35.64%

    Barchart Van Meerten Small cap (VMVLS)


    • YTD - 18.94%
    • 1 year - 37.06%

    Summary - This week all 3 of my portfolios are not only beating the S & P 500 Index but also Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Cl A (BRK.A) for both periods.

    Details of the portfolios can be viewed on Barchart Stock Picks.

    Stocks: BRK.A
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