Warren Buffett Down vs S&P as the First Half of the Year Comes to a Close

There’s still a lot of time left in the game but so far Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway class A shares  are down 6.8 % over the last six months and losing to the benchmark S&P 500 stock index, which is up 1.8%, excluding dividends.

2008 was Berkshire’s worst performance in nearly 30 years.

According to CNBC, since 1977  Berkshire has outperformed the S&P in 24 out of 32 years. Buffett’s average annual gain is 28.4%, compared to 8.3% for the S&P.

Photos: CNBC

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