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Author: knighttof3 Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 214599  
Subject: Re: What investing prowess? Date: 3/23/2013 1:26 AM
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Did you indeed put money into VDC on a regular basis over the last 9 year? If so, what do your (notional) profits on it amount to today?

No, but I wish I had.


Date VDC Closing Price BRK/A Closing Price VDC #shares BRK/A #shares VDC worth today BRK/A worth today
Jan 31 2004 50.65 89,490.00 19,743.34 11.17 1,964,461.99 1,717,968.49
Jan 3 2005 54.57 87,100.00 18,325.09 11.48 1,823,346.16 1,765,109.07
Jan 3 2006 56.15 89,300.00 17,809.44 11.20 1,772,039.18 1,721,623.74
Jan 3 2007 64.17 109,000.00 15,583.61 9.17 1,550,568.80 1,410,467.89
Jan 2 2008 69.99 139,300.00 14,287.76 7.18 1,421,631.66 1,103,668.34
Jan 2 2009 58.66 99,990.00 17,047.39 10.00 1,696,215.48 1,537,563.76
Jan 4 2010 66.36 99,600.00 15,069.32 10.04 1,499,397.23 1,543,584.34
Jan 3 2011 73.51 120,498.00 13,603.59 8.30 1,353,557.34 1,275,880.10
Jan 3 2012 81.49 116,320.00 12,271.44 8.60 1,221,008.71 1,321,707.36
Total #shares 143,740.97 87.14
Total $ 14,302,226.56 13,397,573.08 14,302,226.56 13,397,573.08



Clearly, Buffett is providing very little (if any) value-add with his vaunted stock-picking skills, at least in the last 9 years, as compared to a lowly consumer staples ETF.
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