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...if one were to conclude to stay "in the market" (versus selling for cash or real estate or something else) but migrate away from Berkshire, a logical conclusion would be to shift into index funds or individual businesses that generally match risk/return characteristics of Berkshire.

For those that have made this choice over time, have you opted for index investing or stock picking?

I've been thinking hard about swapping out a series of Berk shares for some indices, but before I do, I've felt quite convicted about the underlying business strength and operating character of Google and Apple. I'm also convinced that neither are particularly overvalued at this time. Lastly, I appreciate the irony of buying those particular companies given they comprise such a large percentage of most indices regardless. Then again, I'm deeply skeptical regarding outperformance of any 'picker' over time and time seems to prove out my views here.

Anyway, I'm not "taking investment advice from the internet" but just thinking through the merits of this -- and let's just take it for a given that I have already concluded that a move down in my Berkshire allocation is already resolved for reasonable justifications.
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