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To think that somehow the current environment is going to pan out differently in the long run is the height of foolishness. This board should be kept at the Fool indefinitely to remind us to stick to basic investing principles.
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Just highlighting the post from March 16, 2008 when LifeForce wrote:

To think that somehow the current environment is going to pan out differently in the long run is the height of foolishness. This board should be kept at the Fool indefinitely to remind us to stick to basic investing principles.

Meanwhile, since that date, Berkshire Hathaway is underperforming the S&P 500.

BRKB on that date closed at $84.90 on 3/16/08

BRKB 11/25/20 = $233.10
BRKB 1/17/20 = $231.58
Up 0.6% since January 17, 2020
Up 174.5% since 3/16/08

On average, the Gorillas are up 2300.54% on share price alone compared to Berkshire's 174.5% gain since Lifeforce's post on March 16, 2008. That does not include all the dividends paid along the way for the Gorilla stocks that pay dividends (Apple, Intel, Oracle, Microsoft, Qualcomm).

S&P 500 on 3/16/08 = 1288.14
S&P 500 on 1/17/20 = 3329.62
S&P 500 on 11/25/20 = 3627.29 [Up 8.9% since 1/17/20, Up 181.59% since 3/16/08]

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