NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- You always seem to hear people talking about what the "smart money" is buying. After all, if you can get into the same picks as Wall Street icons Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn, you have a better chance of cashing in, right?That's not always true. A look back at some of the publicly traded stocks linked to the biggest investors and entrepreneurs on Wall Street shows a number of miscues in 2010. While these stocks aren't perfect benchmarks of one icon's investing success or failure, they give an indication as to whether it was a good year or a bad year. Here's how six of Wall Street's biggest names fared in the past year:
Buffett Beats the Street 3x OverFolksy investing icon Warren Buffett had another great year, at least by the measure of his renowned Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.B) stock. The Omaha holding company has racked up 20% returns year-to-date -- well over three times the S&P 500 index's gains in 2010.