Comparing S&P 500 And Berkshire Hathaway
By The Bedokian Portfolio  •  October 1, 2023
One of the reasons why I had recommended S&P 500 and Berkshire Hathaway (Berkshire) was that both were representative of the United States (U.S.) market, so in my opinion they are good choices for newbies to enter it. The other reason for their inclusion, something which I did not highlight much about, was their relative performance with each other; a comparison between the two as stated in the latest Berkshire letter to shareholders, over a 58-year period from 1965 to 2022, Berkshire returned compounded annual gain of 19.8%, as compared to S&P 500’s 9.9%1. A USD 100 investment into Berkshire in 1965 will return around USD 2.42 million as at the beginning of 2023 versus S&P 500's roughly USD 22,4002. A Relook For a more recent analysis, using Portfolio Visualizer, I had pulled out an in-depth view of the two counters. Available data for Berkshire Hathaway Class A share between Jan 1986 and Dec 2022 (Class A was chosen as it had a longer history than Class B,...
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By The Bedokian Portfolio
My first encounter with the financial markets started in the aftermath of the 2008/2009 Global Financial Crisis. Before this, I had no notion of what investment and trading were, although I had learned about economics, business management and accounting back in my university studies. I was a trader when I first started, albeit an amateurish one, and trading was just a side hobby of mine ...

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