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ValuePro's Secret Formula, Importance of Process, and More...
Nov 17, 2015

We know of an investor who has had a terrible track record investing in retail stocks. Only 25% of his calls in the retail sector were right.

Even in the insurance sector, which he understands better than anyone, his strike rate has been 50% at best.

He's made plenty of mistakes in other sectors too. In fact, he's made mistakes all over the place.

You've probably already dismissed this gentleman as an investor with a terribly flawed strategy, so allow us to reveal his name...

It's none other than Warren Buffett.

That's right. One of the most successful investors of all time has made mistakes that, when viewed in isolation, make him look like a terrible investor. His list of losers is no shorter than anyone else's with similar experience.

What sets the Oracle of Omaha apart are his winners. The multibaggers in Buffett's portfolio have returned 10, 50, and even 200 times, making him one of the richest men in the world.

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