The Power of Contrarianism to Long-Term Investment Success

By Scott Barlow via

Warren Buffet is widely regarded as the most successful investor ever. His investment prowess and success is the stuff of legend.

Yet in 1999/2000 investors in his investment company Berkshire Hathaway (chart below – blue line) lost over -60% of their investment! Additionally, an investment in Berkshire Hathaway lagged an investment in the stock market (S&P500, red line) by -44% at its worst point.