Lessons From Warren Buffett: Being Contrarian Has No Special Virtue

Warren Buffett is famous for saying “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” However, this shouldn’t mislead investors that just being contrarian is the key to investing success.

“Being contrarian has no special virtue over being a trend follower,” Warren Buffett noted at the 2006 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. “You’re right because your facts and reasoning are right. So all you do is you try to make sure that the facts you have are correct.”

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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