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Warren Buffett: U.S. economy steadily improving

Investment guru advises most people should regularly buy a stock market index fund over time instead of individual stocks

OMAHA, Neb.—Who needs the fed when you have Warren Buffett?

Billionaire U.S. investment king Buffett says the U.S. economy continues to improve steadily, and he doesn’t think investors should be disappointed with two per cent growth each year.

Buffett says the growth is clear in reports he sees from Berkshire’s more than 80 businesses, including BNSF railroad, See’s Candy and the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services real estate brokerage.

Buffett says America has a “terrific economy” that has continued improving since the fall of 2009.

He reiterated his standard investing advice that most people would do best by regularly buying a stock market index fund over time instead of trying to pick individual stocks. He says most people don’t have the time needed to become investing experts.

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