Take Short Cuts and Invest in Buffett

You can let Buffett and his people do the work for you.  Buy Berkshire Hathaway shares directly.  Buffett’s holding company has beaten the total return of the S&P 500 over the past 10 years with an annualized return of 9.1 percent, compared to 7.3 percent for the index.

Berkshire stock has two share classes. The primary difference between the share classes is the price. You can convert Class A stock into Class B, but not the other way around. Class B shares have slightly less voting rights.

Buffett recommended an investing strategy for ordinary investors back in 2013.  His advice was simple.

Put 10% of the cash in short-term government bonds and 90% in a very low-cost S&P 500 index fund such as Vanguard’s.

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