"If you are interested in the same sectors he is that makes a good place to start your own research, but you must decide if the investment meets your criteria."
-- Frank, VA
"Strange, when he is up and right; he is an oracle. Otherwise, who cares; the truth is that his advice and method is the same as has always been advocated by most serious professionals. It is just now when many amateurs are investing their own hard earned dollars on the whim of a comment or news bite that people look towards Mr. Buffett as something he doesn't profess to be."
-- Andy M.
"Not enough. Americans are fickle and have often seen Buffett as eccentric.
They love it when he makes money but is quick to criticize him if he isn't following the norm (he didn't follow the technology craze because it didn't make sense). He is a reasonable man who lives frugally for the type of money he has access to. Can you imagine most Americans living this way? They should."
-- Stephanie E., Virginia
"Warren Buffet's investment style is to buy and hold forever. Most investors have neither the patience nor the financial means to use his strategy as their mantra for investing."
-- Rory C.
"Too much. He has been hyped so much that he can do no wrong. I haven't run the numbers but I am fairly sure his 5 year average return does not place him in the top 50 percentile of all money managers."
"Way too much! He says not much of anything."
-- Daniel L., Florida
"Of course people pay attention to Warren Buffet. And, although he is the pre-eminent long term investor, unfortunately, many buy what he buys, looking for short term results. There is no quick fix to investment results. Patience is the primary virtue in the investment world, and Warren has that in spades."
-- Joe S., Nevada
"Buffett benefits from a snowball effect. People invest in what he does, thus his investments gain in value. I wonder how well he'd do if his investments were totally secret?" -- Neil B.