Berkshire's Buffett-ing

The stock has dropped--to $57,000. Time to buy?

This might be the year that the rest of us got smarter than Warren Buffett. America's best-known investing whiz runs Berkshire Hathaway, pals around with Bill Gates and famously shuns tech stocks. Yet tech stocks, the day traders' favorite food, have sustained the market, while Berkshire's A-class stock is down 19% and headed for its first losing year since 1990. By the end of last week, when stocks in general were bruised by fears of inflation and mixed earnings reports, the company had lost $20 billion of market value.

A superstar stock picker, Buffett has taken Berkshire's shareholders for an amazing...

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