Buffett Stomps S&P in 2010

Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (Class A) have finished the year with a gain of 21.4 percent for 2010, far outperforming the benchmark S&P's 12.8 percent gain, excluding dividends.

(We're using Class A to stay consistent with past years, despite the Class B split. The B shares are up 21.9 percent this year.)


The win reverses Buffett's defeat in 2009, when the S&P's 23.5 percent advance clobbered Berkshire's 2.7 percent gain.

Berkshire has beaten the S&P in four of the past five years, and six of the past ten years.

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