Ask a Fool: The Most Underrated Part of Buffett's Genius

In the following video, Motley Fool analyst Buck Hartzell takes a question from a Fool reader, who asks, "What do you think is the most underrated part of Buffett's genius?"

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  • Report this Comment On April 14, 2013, at 12:39 AM, Morgan378 wrote:

    Well, it's also good to keep in mind Mr. Buffet is an anomaly. He started out a long time ago. He chose stocks in a formula that took into account what he was looking for. Then when he got larger, of course, many firms wanted him to get to know their management. Management is key in many sectors of industry and service companies as we know. He proceeded - became affluent - chose his strike prices and watched - and soon enough they hit. There comes a time in anyone's portfolio where they have to move assets with a purpose having looked at the variables of market trends over long periods. He kept his focus - but, then again, he could afford to. The knowledge is out there. As many successful investors made money for stock brokerage houses - he created his own - in a manner of speaking. There are other's like him - but aren't known to the public and wish to keep it that way. Even rolling funds over he needs call major exchanges and let them know ahead of time as they do. Not a lot has changed in Markets - but what has - should provide investors with their own caveats to proceed without trying to "figure out" Warren's manner of investing. $100,000.00 is still a lot to most folks. But how he got there isn't a secret or something other people are unable to do. Best of luck!

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