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  • Billionaire Warren Buffett On 'Shorting' 0 comments
    Feb 18, 2013 2:44 PM

     

    Warren Buffett is still believes that going 'long' beats going 'short' in the markets. He says that he and Charlie Munger are 'circumspect' about such things as shorting or betting against a company's stock.

     

    Charlie and I both have talked about it, we probably had a hundred ideas of things that would be good short sales. Probably 95 percent of them at least turned out to be, and I don't think we would have made a dime out of it if we had been engaged in the activity. It's too difficult," he explained, suggesting that the timing of short investments is crucial. "The whole thing about 'longs' is, if you know you're right, you can just keep buying, and the lower it goes, the better you like it, and you can't do that with shorts.

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