Even Warren Buffett Can't Time the Market

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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.

Timing the market is a dangerous game. Whether it's the housing market or the stock market, making prudent fundamentals-based decisions is better than trying to go "all-in" when situations look favorable. In his latest shareholder letter, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett shows how difficult predicting the timing of the market is with a failed housing market prediction from last year. Anand explains.

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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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