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The 1 Thing That Could Derail Warren Buffett's Empire

By Matt Koppenheffer – Feb 6, 2014 at 7:00AM

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Fool Million Dollar Portfolio lead advisor Ron Gross sits down to talk Berkshire Hathaway, Markel, and two more stocks investors can put on their watchlists today.

In this special interview segment from Where the Money, Motley Fool financial analyst Matt Koppenheffer sits down with the Fool's Million-Dollar Portfolio lead advisor Ron Gross, to discuss Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A 0.07%) (BRK.B 0.10%), Markel (MKL -0.06%), and two more stocks Ron's keeping an eye on today.

Ron dives into the potential risks facing Berkshire today, and says that while it is a well-diversified conglomerate which limits its exposure to business risks, there are regulatory risks that could face some of the businesses under the Berkshire umbrella, though he doesn't see those as being a big concern at the moment.

He cites a large imprudent acquisition as being one of the only things that could derail his love for Berkshire today, and says that the question of who will succeed Buffett is an important one, he thinks both Buffett and the company have done much to prepare for that eventuality, and he sees the company as being a great one for many years to come.

Ron also looks at Markel, and why the double-edged sword of a rising interest rate environment will hold more good news for the company than bad, and he closes by telling investors why PotashCorp (POT) and Titan International (TWI -1.03%) are two companies he has as interesting stocks on his radar today.

David Hanson owns shares of Markel. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and Markel. Ron Gross owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Markel, and Titan International. The Motley Fool recommends Berkshire Hathaway and Markel. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Markel, PotashCorp, and Titan International. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Stocks Mentioned

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. Stock Quote
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.
POT
Berkshire Hathaway Stock Quote
Berkshire Hathaway
BRK.A
$477,402.98 (0.07%) $317.98
Berkshire Hathaway Stock Quote
Berkshire Hathaway
BRK.B
$316.15 (0.10%) $0.31
Titan International Stock Quote
Titan International
TWI
$14.38 (-1.03%) $0.15
Markel Stock Quote
Markel
MKL
$1,343.77 (-0.06%) $0.83

*Average returns of all recommendations since inception. Cost basis and return based on previous market day close.

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