We asked, you answered:
If Warren Buffett started today with $1 million, could he beat the stock market over the next five years?
— Ritholtz Wealth (@RitholtzWealth) April 20, 2017
We were surprised by this. For one, given Buffett’s recent statements about the state of investing and markets, it seems pretty clear that even he wouldn’t bet on himself being able to do this.
Also, the only way it would work would be for value to end up as the style in favor for the time period. If growth investing were to beat value over the next five years, Buffett’s skill may not even end up mattering.
Finally, it’s worth pointing out that more and more of the stock investing decision-making at Berkshire is being entrusted to Todd and Ted these days. It would be really fun if Warren himself were to set himself up with a million-dollar account to actually give it a shot.