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Industrial Giant Impresses with 19% Gain

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There are three ways to invest like the legendary Warren Buffett.

If you have $244,000 or thereabouts to spare and want to go whole hog, you can buy one share of the “Wizard of Omaha’s” Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock (BRK-A ). You’ll have full voting rights and you will be in the same league as the giant pension funds and other institutions that own the most costly shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Berkshire Hathaway ‘Lite’

Should that choice be too rich for your pocketbook, you can join Buffett by opting for Berkshire Hathaway Class B (BRK-B ) shares, which were created in 1996 to make company shares affordable for mom and pop investors. These shares currently sell in the $160 range and carry much lower voting rights than the A shares.

Despite a preference for dividend payers in the companies he owns outright as well as in the companies in which he invests, neither class of Berkshire Hathaway stock pays a dividend.

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