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Subject:  Re: Buffett/Jayhawk Q&A Date:  7/15/2005  1:35 PM
Author:  PanemetCircenses Number:  106440 of 254533

My quibble is with this 50% figure. To put it simply, if Buffett tells us that he "did achieve", "could achieve", or "could have achieved" (depending on the source of your quote) 50% returns with small amounts of capital, why didn't he?

My recollection of when he said that originally was that he was pointing out that he knows a lot more now than he knew then so that, ceteris paribus, he would have better returns now (if not capital constrained) than he did then.

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