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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 - Berkshire Hathaway Challenge 0 comments
    Apr 1, 2013 11:03 AM | about stocks: BRK.A, BRK.B

    At the beginning of the year I decided to test the theory that an individual investor using the right tools, common sense and discipline could not only beat the market but the best professional investor, Warren Buffett as well. Here's the quarter end progress report of the market and Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway fund vs. 3 of my own model portfolios that are carried on Barchart Stock Picks.

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    S & P 500

    YTD - 10.61%
    1 year - 14.20%

    Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Class A (NYSE:BRK.A)

    YTD - 16.57%
    1 year - 28.20%

    Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio (VMNHI)

    YTD - 13.66%
    1 year - 25.21%

    Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio (VMSPC)

    YTD - 15.82%
    1 year - 32.62%

    Van Meerten Small Cap portfolio (VMVLS)

    YTD - 30.35%
    1 year - 37.48%

    All three of my model portfolios beat the market and 2 out of the 3 beat Warren Buffett. Please continue to watch the progress.

    Themes: Warren Buffett Stocks: BRK.A, BRK.B
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