Would I buy shares in Warren Buffet’s company – Berkshire Hathaway?

While this might be controversial, there are several issues I see with investing in Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B), that would stop me from buying shares. While I’m a great admirer of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, as an investor, I want to know when and how I will receive a return on my investment. There’s not much point in investing in something, if you can’t envision the end game. At some point as an investor, you either want to be able to sell the investment and make a profit, or you want to receive a return along the way (usually in the form of dividends).

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Austock portfolio versus my model portfolio update (as at 31st March 2012)

Austock portfolio versus model As at the end of March 2012, The model portfolio is beating the Austock portfolio by over 6%, and also beating the ASX 200 Accumulation Index by 1.4%. The Austock portfolio continues to underperform the Accumulation Index by 4.8%.

19 of the stocks in the model portfolio (out of 30 stocks) are beating the accumulation index, while the Austock portfolio has less than half (14 / 30) of its stocks beating the index.

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