15 Mar '12, 4pm

Warren Buffett: Why stocks beat gold and bonds

Warren Buffett: Why stocks beat gold and bonds by juno.tay on March 15, 2012 Adapation from his 2012 shareholder, Warren Buffett explains why equities almost beat alternative investments most of the time. I hope you enjoy it. By Warren Buffett FORTUNE — Investing is often described as the process of laying out money now in the expectation of receiving more money in the future. At Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA ) we take a more demanding approach, defining investing as the transfer to others of purchasing power now with the reasoned expectation of receiving more purchasing power – after taxes have been paid on nominal gains – in the future. More succinctly, investing is forgoing consumption now in order to have the ability to consume more at a later date. From our definition there flows an important corollary: The riskiness of an investment is not measured by beta (a Wall Street ...

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