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2 Things That Could Undermine Warren Buffett's Empire

By David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer - Mar 3, 2014 at 9:00AM

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Warren Buffett's energy business and reinsurance business could ultimately feel some pain.

Last year, when Mark Hulbert released his five-year rankings of the over 200 investment newsletters services he follows in the Hulbert Financial Digest, The Motley Fool's Inside Value service sat in the top spot.

The service aims to identify businesses trading a deep discounts to their true values -- such recommendations have included Berkshire Hatahway ( BRK.A -0.45% ) ( BRK.B -0.59% ), Markel , Bank of America, and even non-traditional value stocks like Amazon.com.

Joe Magyer is the lead advisor of the Inside Value service. Joe recently sat down with the guys from The Motley Fool's everything-financial show, Where the Money Is, to discuss a wide range of topics. The guys discuss long-term business risks to the Berkshire Hathaway business model, the genius behind Markel, and lessons Joe has learned since moving to Australia in early 2013.

In this segment of the interview, Joe addresses two possible risks that could strike Berkshire Hathaway's long-term potential. 

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