Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Last Update: 05-15-2015

Number of Stocks: 47
Number of New Stocks: 0

Total Value: $107,133 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 1%

Countries: USA
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Warren Buffett Watch

  • Warren Buffett And Walmart

    A reader of my recent article about Walmart (WMT) made a comment about Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s (BRK.B) original purchase of the company’s shares back in 2005 (or at least in large enough size that it started being disclosed in Berkshire’s annual letter to shareholders). As I looked back at the data over the past decade, I found it quite interesting – and thought it would be worth sharing.

    Berkshire Hathaway and Walmart


  • Economic Indicators Worth Watching: Trends in GNP

    The Gross National Product has been growing without any slowdown except for a single major interruption in 2009. An unprecedented single 3.9% decline in GNP that year suggested that something could be amiss with the U.S. economic engine. Such a large annual decrease has never occurred before. Was it merely a temporary break that should in no way diminish the confidence of investors in better stock market returns in the future?

    Market cap to GDP is a long-term valuation indicator that has become popular in recent years, thanks to Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio). Back in 2001 he remarked in a Fortune magazine interview that the GDP “…is probably the best single measure of where share valuations stand at any given moment."


  • Berkshire Hathaway: Business Value Exceeds Market Value

    Ticker: (BRK.A)

    Market Price: $219,270/share


  • How A Young Warren Buffett Started His Fortune

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is legendary.

    At 72.3 billion dollars, he’s currently the third richest man in the world. He’s been called a wizard, an oracle, and a sage, as if his value investing and wealth came from magic, psychic powers, or rubbing a lamp and getting stock picks from a genie.  

  • Warren Buffett Keeps Buying IBM

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the most respected value investors of all times. He seeks to acquire great companies trading at a discount to their intrinsic value, and to hold them for a long time. Buffett only invest in businesses that he understands. This is the reason why he avoided technology stocks for a long period. He made his first investment in tech sector in the second quarter of 2012 by buying International Business Machines (IBM). While, the company has underperformed the broader markets since then, he has used it as an opportunity to increase his holdings in the company. Last quarter he bought 2,593,298 shares of the company and his total holdings as of March 31, 2015 was 79,565,115 shares (or 8.08% of outstanding shares). The following chart shows his holding history in the company.


  • Buy CBI Cheaper Than Warren Buffett Did

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the most respected value investors of all times. He seeks to acquire great companies trading at a discount to their intrinsic value, and to hold them for a long time. Chicago Bridge and Iron (CBI) is one of his holdings which investors can now buy at a cheaper price than what Buffett paid. Buffett initiated a position in the company first quarter of 2013, and then added more second quarter of 2013 and second quarter of 2014. As of last quarter, he was holding a total of 10,701,110 shares bought at an average price of $63.97 (as per Gurufocus estimates).


  • Warren Buffett Bought These 8 Dividend Stocks

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the most respected investors on the market today. He created a massive portfolio during his career, which is worth around $107 billion. Recently, Warren announced his latest stock buys and sells during the past quarter.

    His moves are watched closely because value and dividend growth investors try to catch a new idea from his thoughts and strategic buys and sells.


  • Spotting Hidden 'Cockroaches' In Investing

    “There’s seldom just one cockroach in the kitchen. You turn on the light and all those others start scurrying around. I couldn’t find the light switch, but I’d seen one.”

    That’s what Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) told the Federal Crisis Inquiry Commission when they asked about his decision to begin liquidating his stake in Freddie Mac in the late 1990’s. Warren has warned about cockroaches many times over the years, and it’s something that I’ve taken to heart. As an investor, I feel that I have very few meaningful chances to judge the character of the managers that are entrusted to run the companies I invest in. As a result, I try to operate under the philosophy that red flags should not be overlooked.


  • On Focus Level and How You Spend Your Day

    One of my biggest takeaways from this year’s Daily Journal meeting is that Charlie Munger (Trades, Portfolio) has a very very long attention span he can stay focused for an extended period of time. Then I read another quote from Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) that goes something like this – one of the biggest changes that happened during the past few decades is how people spend their time.

    The more I think about it, the more intrigued I become. Therefore, I decided to intentionally observe my focus level and how I typically spend a day. The goal was to get some insight and narrow the gap between me and the great Buffett and Munger of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A).


  • Berkshire Hathaway Buys More IBM, Wells Fargo, Precision Castparts, Sells National Oilwell Varco, Bank Of New York Mellon, Charter Communications

    Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s investment company just released his first quarter portfolio. Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and his CIOs buys IBM, Wells Fargo, Precision Castparts, U.S. Bancorp, Phillips 66, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, Deere & Co, sells National Oilwell Varco Inc, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Charter Communications Inc, Viacom Inc, Liberty Global PLC, Wabco Holdings Inc, MasterCard Inc, Visa Inc during the 3-months ended , according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Berkshire Hathaway. As of 2015-03-31, Berkshire Hathaway owns 47 stocks with a total value of $107.1 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

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