Apr 30, 2011
With the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting this weekend, we thought we would show some charts on trailing 7-year performance. In the consulting community, seven years is considered ample time to compare results.
As investors, why should we care how a given fund does versus its stated benchmark index? What we ultimately want to do is find strong performers while staying within our own risk tolerance --- not attempt to add a few percentage points over a poor-performing benchmark with security selection.
BRKB Berkshire Hathaway Common Stock (Warren Buffet)
PTTRX Pimco Total Return Bond Fund (Bill Gross)
It should be quite clear in the charts above how some basic ETFreplay.com strategies could benefit your timing of such volatile indices as Australia (EWA) and Energy (XLE).