Recent talk about Warren Buffett purchasing Apple stock at a $ 109 average has everyone talking about an Apple bottom, huh. Warren beat the market from 1985 to the top of the market in 2008 before the crash, and has trailed it since. It seems you would have a better chance being in an index fund these days, or following directions that we follow.
See chart here for 1985 to date with a relative performance analysis. You can see that Buffett’s performance vs the market peaked in October 2008 and then tried a retest in June 2010, and has trailed since.