Does the Dow Need a Railroad?

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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.

The railroad sector has gotten increasing interest from investors after Warren Buffett's holding company Berkshire Hathaway announced its purchase of Burlington Northern in late 2009. The question is whether the Dow should include a railroad in its ranks, and if so, whether it should be Union Pacific, the largest railroad pure play (by market cap). Anand weighs in.

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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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