Why Buffett's 50th Anniversary Was a Dud for Investors: 4 Charts

  • Stock slumped 12% during 2015, showing challenges ahead
  • Book value growth slowed, major investments lagged S&P 500

Buffett's Berkshire Shares Slump 12% on Sagging Stocks

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. investors had plenty to celebrate at the start of 2015. It was Warren Buffett’s golden anniversary running the company, which had grown under his watch from a struggling textile maker to include dozens of profitable businesses like auto insurer Geico and railroad BNSF. Class A shares were trading close to a record, at $226,000 each.

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