Buy Berkshire Hathaway? CNBC's On-Air Debate

Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | 3:05 PM ET

Should ordinary investors try to follow Warren Buffett by purchasing shares of Berkshire Hathaway stock?

Recently, CNBC's Maria Bartiromo hosted a debate on Closing Bell between Thomas Russo of Gardner, Russo and Gardner and Hake Capital Management's Mark Hake.

Hake says BRK is overvalued. Russo says buy Berkshire instead of trying to invest "alongside" Buffett by replicating his portfolio.

Here's the video clip:

Investing Like Buffett
Investors are eagerly awaiting Berkshire Hathaway's annual report due on March 1 for clues on what the Oracle of Omaha has been betting on. Thomas Russo, of Gartner, Russo & Gartner, and Mark Hake, of Hake Capital Mgmt., discuss whether piggybacking on Buffett's picks can make you successful.

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