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Warren Buffett Vs. Dave Portnoy: Who Would You Rather Have Run Your Portfolio?

Warren Buffett Vs. Dave Portnoy: Who Would You Rather Have Run Your Portfolio?

Every week, Benzinga runs a survey on the site to collect sentiment on what traders are most excited about and interested in when it comes to managing and building out their personal portfolios.

Who would investors trust more with their investment portfolio: Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy or Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett?

Portnoy has been a relative newcomer to the trading world, but hasn't hidden from the camera when it comes to sharing his advice and claiming himself the new king of trading.

Portnoy has been critical of Buffett’s decision-making throughout the coronavirus pandemic, sending tweets directed at Buffett after Berkshire Hathaway sold $6 billion of airline stock in April.

Portnoy has previously said he has no "great knowledge" of stocks. If retail investors follow his actions and lose money, he "can't be held responsible for total idiots."

With that said, the full results from this week's survey make it clear most readers would prefer to stick with the 89-year-old investing legend:

  • David Portnoy: 34.2%
  • Warren Buffett: 65.8%

This study was conducted by Benzinga in July 2020 and included the responses of a diverse population of adults 18 or older completely voluntarily. The study reflects the results from over 500 adults on their thoughts and views pertaining to who they felt would do a better job running their personal portfolio.

Robert Schultz contributed to this report.


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