hedge funds are name of the game. They can take any small - mid cap publicly traded company into bankruptcy at will. Food prices .. they control oil prices they control. YOu want to make money ? Find the biggest baddest hedge fund and give them control of your money. Berkshire method no longer works these days for new investors. Buffet makes money because he has billions ... even at a 2% gain it adds up to huge amounts of loot. this is screwed!