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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 - Progress Report 0 comments
    May 5, 2013 1:47 PM | about stocks: BRK.A

    You might remember that at the beginning of the year I wanted to test the premise that with the right tools, a little knowledge and common sense plus a disciplined approach to portfolio management any individual investor could not only beat the market but even the world most famous investor Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway fund (NYSE:BRK.A). Well here are the year to date results against 3 of my model portfolios. I used Marketocracy to keep score on my 3 funds and the S & P 500 and Morning Star to keep score on Warren Buffett.

    Warren Buffett - Bershire Hathaway (BRK.A)

    Year to date - 21.52%
    1 year return - 33.75%

    S&P 500

    Year to date - 13.95%
    1 year return - 18.66%

    Barchart Van Meerten New High (VMNHI)

    Year to date - 12.66%
    1 year return - 18.70%

    Barchart Van Meerten Speculative (VMSPC)

    Year to Date - 18.54%
    1 year return - 35.84%

    Van Meerten Small Cap (VMVLS)

    Year to Date - 23.25%
    1 year return - 35.84%

    1 year score:

    Tie: VMVLS & VMSPC - 35.84%
    3rd place BRK.A - 33.75%
    4th place VMNHI - 18.70%
    5th place S&P 500 - 18.66%

    Stocks: BRK.A
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