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Episode 688: Brilliant vs. Boring

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Episode 688: Brilliant vs. Boring

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Episode 688: Brilliant vs. Boring

Episode 688: Brilliant vs. Boring

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Warren Buffett is on one side of a high stakes bet that hinges on one of investing's deepest questions: Is it possible to beat the market? (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
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Warren Buffett is on one side of a high stakes bet that hinges on one of investing's deepest questions: Is it possible to beat the market? (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
Nati Harnik/AP

In 2006, Warren Buffett posed a challenge. He bet that the smartest hedge fund managers out there couldn't beat the world's simplest, most brainless investment. In this show, we tell you who's winning.

For more on the bet, see Long Bets.


Music: Frederic Auger's "Future Satisfaction" and Harlin James' "Walk the Line."
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