Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Last Update: 2014-11-14

Number of Stocks: 47
Number of New Stocks: 2

Total Value: $107,785 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 2%

Countries: USA
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  • Bill and Melinda Gates Join Charlie Rose For Discussion on Philanthropy

    Bill Gates is one of the world's richest men, greatest philanthropists, and Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)'s best pal.


    It is hard to know what Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) should be most admired for.

      


  • Tocqueville Investor Letter - Year End 2014

    It is a little-known fact that gold outperformed all currencies in 2014, except for the US dollar. In dollar terms gold declined 1.7 percent, but as the table below shows, it posted solid gains against all other currencies. While the dollar price of gold was essentially flat in 2014, highly negative media coverage created the impression that gold was a disaster. Negative sentiment weighed heavily on the performance of gold-mining shares, with our benchmark XAU index down 17.3 percent. Meanwhile, dollar bulls appear dangerously overcommitted to the greenback, with open interest at an all-time high. The dollar’s strength relative to other currencies has camouflaged the strength of gold. Both dollar and gold strength in our opinion portend trouble ahead for financial assets (click here). It seems to us that with financial assets at all-time highs and red flags proliferating, this is an opportune moment to acquire cheap wealth insurance in the form of physical metal and precious-metal mining shares.


      


  • Warren Buffett's Pal Bill Gates - The Global Economy is Slowly Improving

    What is Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) doing now that he is retired? Work that will save billions of lives in the coming years.

    Gates thinks that the health of people in the world's poorest countries will improve more in the next 15 years than they have in history.  


  • Use this Critical Concept to Pick Better Value Stocks

    People fear risk to such an extent, they tend to make the bulk of their decisions based on trying not to lose— which is often the suboptimal strategy if your goal is to profit.


    Many of us fear downside without properly factoring in the upside. When driven by emotion or irrational forces, there is a natural tendency to avoid risk, consequently lowering the chance for success.

      


  • Berkshire Hathaway – A Company That Has Created An Investment Legacy

    Who would have thought that a small textile company would grow up to become one of the biggest holding companies in the world today? The growth of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) (BRK.A) has been nothing short of a fairy tale. It has grown leaps and bounds under the guidance of its founder, chairman and CEO, Warren Buffett – one of the smartest investing minds in the world today. He is a true legend in himself and has contributed heavily to the stupendous growth of Berkshire Hathaway. However it is just not about Warren Buffett being at the helm of affairs that has worked in favor of the company. Let us look at few of the success secrets of Berkshire Hathaway in detail.


      


  • Sears and Seven-Foot Hurdles

    A few weeks back I came across an article that someone had posted on Sears. It is a fascinating read for a few different reasons. One, I think Sears is an excellent case study of the retail industry and the difficulties of investing and allocating capital in that type of business, and two, the article was written in the summer of 1988.


    This post is not a prediction of the demise of Sears, or an indictment against those who find value in the stock, it's just my own commentary on the case study and some observations I had while reading the interesting piece.

      


  • An Analysis of the Stocks With the Highest Weight Percentage in Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) is currently holding 47 stocks in his portfoliom valued at $107,785 Mil. Three of the sectors he tends to trade in the most are: Financial Services, which is responsible for 42.4% of his overall portfolio; Consumer Defense, carrying 24.8% of his portfolio's weight and Technology, which makes up 13.1% of his portfolio.


    The top four stocks in Buffett's portfolio that carry the most weight are Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Coca-Cola Co (KO), International Business Machines Corp (IBM) and American Express Co (AXP).

      


  • Wise Guy or Guesser? Stock Prices & Fundamentals

    “You hear the expression all the time about the “smart money” moving the line [in sports betting]. People say that because they think only the wise guys can place a big enough bet that will make the oddsmakers adjust their spread. The truth is that the only thing that moves the line is money, and it doesn’t make a bit of difference where it comes from. There ain’t nobody keeping score to sort out whether it’s a wise guy or a guesser who is making the bet.”


    - Amarillo Slim

      


  • A Dozen Lessons From Buffett's Favorite Manager (Tom Murphy) On Capital Allocation

    Some people, particularly those that are in the early stages of their career, may ask: who was Tom Murphy? He is the sort of person that industry hall of fames write about in this way:


    He began his broadcasting career as the first employee of a bankrupt television station in Albany, New York. Acquisition by acquisition, he built the company.”

      


  • How Berkshire Hathaway's Todd Combs and Ted Weschler Performed Relative To The S&P 500 in 2014


    • Berkshire Hathaway's Todd Combs and Ted Weschler appear to have underperformed the S&P 500 in 2014.
    • Combs and Weschler's largest investments, DirecTV (DTV) and DaVita (DVA), outperformed the S&P 500.
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  • Coca-Cola: Hard to Swallow at Today's Valuation

    For Value Investors – Coke is Not It



    History says... Risk Outweighs Potential Reward

      


  • Wisest Words on Coca Cola

    One of the readers asked me the source of a Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) quote in the comment section of my Coca Cola (KO) article series. I found out that it was from an OID issue. Then I started reading those old OID issues and found quite a bit quotes on Coca Cola (KO) from Buffett and Munger. Maybe collecting them will be a fun activities, I thought to myself. To share them with the readers will be more fun. Therefore, I went back to 1998 and collected my favorite quotes from Buffett and Munger on Coca Cola (KO) listed below. Enjoy!


    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) on Coca Cola -

      


  • CGI Group: Strong Growth and a Rocky Road

    What kind of company takes on the giants of information technology, IT, and not only survives, but thrives?


    CGI Group (GIB) on the NYSE and (GIB-A.TO) on the Toronto Stock Exchange) is that company. It’s grown rapidly, and rapidly enough to become one of the giants itself, now ranking fifth among the worldwide players who fight for the territory occupied by computers and all the wires and infrastructure that brings them together.

      


  • 3G Capital Partners All Set In The Acquisition Mood

    The Brazilian private equity firm, 3G Capital Partners LP, is thinking of gobbling a food and beverage company to add to its market strength, and the company is well known for its well-studied acquisitions. The firm is out looking for potential targets that could give it control of even more of the world’s best-known consumer brands. News sources have confirmed that investors have pledged around $5 billion to a new takeover fund being formed by 3G which hints that the private equity firm will strongly hunt down a company which it could acquire to build its portfolio of products.


    Let’s take a sneak peek into the matter and try to decipher what’s in store for 3G in terms of inorganic growth in 2015.

      


  • Investment Ideas from Guy Spier - Part 2

    Part 2 of Guy Spier's interview with Tim Melvin about investment ideas.


    Tim Melvin - One of the investing concepts you discuss in the book is not to buy what somebody else is selling. Can you elaborate on that a little bit? Most people don’t realize that Wall Street is a huge sales machine.

      


  • Guy Spier New Interview Part 1

    Guy Spier Interview with Tim Melvin


    Tim Melvin – In your book, you talk about a series of meetings in New York where you would meet with a group of like-minded value investors on a regular basis. How did that influence you?

      


  • Price Is The Ultimate Gateway To Returns – Roumell Asset Management

    Price is what you pay, value is what you get. We all learned that from Warren Buffett who learned it from Ben Graham.


    Jim Roumell believes that price is the ultimate gateway to returns. Roumell believes you are far better off to sit with cash and wait for fat pitch opportunities.

      


  • How I Achieved 303% Return Investing in Stocks

    In the past six years my portfolio has grown 303% (25% average compound annual growth) by following the advice and approach to investing of the great value investors such as Warren Buffett and Ben Graham. Granted the overall market increased during the past 6 years, but I managed to beat the S&P index handedly by 157% – an average of 22% per year.


      

  • Understanding Circle of Competence and Knowing the Edge of Your Competency


    “You don't have to be an expert on every company, or even many. You only have to be able to evaluate companies within your circle of competence. The size of that circle is not very important; knowing its boundaries, however, is vital”.

      


  • The 6 Most Influential Emotional Biases

    In the previous article, I introduced the most relevant cognitive errors that we make as investors, which are originated in faulty reasoning. But in reality, investors do not only deal with facts but with emotions. Here are the 6 most important emotional biases and how they affect us, together with what some famous investors have mentioned regarding these.




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