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Author: Grahdodd One star, 50 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 214582  
Subject: Re: Berkshire College Fund Date: 3/3/2013 12:48 PM
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The reasoning is solid, but Buffett has warned you need to plan for the expectation for a 50% share price drop in any one year with any stock investment including Berkshire.

the long term is quite easy to forecast in terms of a very favorable result and I love the idea of loading up at birth on a college savings plan with Berkshire, just keep in mind any one year is a potential landmine, with real peril especially as you approach year 18.

So assuming you didn't hit a landmine in the early to mid teens, I would likely be pretty heavily in fixed income by years 15 or 16 of that plan. But that would also reduce total return.
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