An Insult to Warren Buffett

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which senior analyst Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, discusses topics across the investing world.

Warren Buffett is known for his advocacy of long-term investing. The man whose favorite holding period is forever has made a fortune on patiently staying the course while others focused on the short term. Now you can buy weekly options on the stock of his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway. Anand considers this an insult to Buffett akin to installing the Sistine Chapel's ceiling on a McMansion.

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At the time this article was published Anand Chokkavelu, CFA, owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendBerkshire Hathaway. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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