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  • Short Warren Buffet: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Is Headed Lower 2 comments
    May 14, 2014 12:41 PM | about stocks: BRK.B

    Warren Buffet is hailed by the investing public as one of the greatest investors that ever lived. While this may be true, stock in Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) is heading lower and soon. Let's look at the many reasons to short Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    1. Warren Buffet is getting old. There, it has been said. Investors should realize this and understand that upon his passing, the stock will probably take a 10% hit (minimum). If you are short the name, you will take this as profit. While it will be a sad day when Berkshire Hathaway Inc mogul Warren Buffet dies, why make it a worse day by being long or on the sidelines? Short it and profit.

    2. Warren Buffet and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. have underperformed the market for quite some time. The companies that make up Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.B) are all old school, low growth plays. He has not upgraded his portfolio. As times change, new technologies drive the future. This should be a big concern to all investors. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. needs to get with the times and start thinking what companies will be the next Coca Cola. Eventually, current names may become obsolete.

    3. The current chart of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is unbelievably bearish. There is a classic bear flag pattern that spells downside. Please note the chart below for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Be aware that if this chart plays out, the stock will head to a level of $118.25 within a month.

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc is a great company. But great companies sometimes pull back. The signs are all over the place, this company's best days are behind it. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a flat out short.

    Gareth Soloway

    Stocks: BRK.B
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  • SaulHudson
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    Awesome. Just awesome.
    14 May 2014, 11:22 PM Reply Like
  • thenoffya
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    This is silly. I'll just comment on one thing. How long do you plan on shorting? Years? If not, then you should know that an 83-year old, like Buffett, has approximately 6.6 years left to live, on average. Considering his relatively low stress and access to the best health care in the world, I submit he may live longer than that. Are you going to short BRK for the next 7 years in the hopes that he dies?

    16 May 2014, 10:51 AM Reply Like
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