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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Message Board

  • sean_erickson2000 sean_erickson2000 Oct 9, 2013 7:10 PM Flag

    Can Berkshire beat the S&P with common stocks?

    Clearly buffett would prefer to own companies outright when possible but that has often proved elusive. With its fairly low leverage, can berkshire overcome the disadvantage of owning common stocks?(over 14% taxes on dividends and 35% tax in the case of capital gains)

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