Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway
Last update 2018-11-14 46 Stocks (4 new)
Value $221.02 Bil Turnover 8 %
Top Holdings: AAPL(25.79%) BAC(11.69%) WFC(10.52%) KO(8.36%) KHC(8.12%)
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Warren Buffett Profile

Warren Buffett is the most respected and successful investor in history. Buffett has been called "The Oracle of Omaha" for his impressive investing prowess. As of September 2007, he was the third richest person in the world. Buffett studied under the legendary Benjamin Graham at Columbia University. Graham had a major impact on Buffett's life and investment strategies. Buffett is Chairman of the miraculous Berkshire Hathaway, which he built from a textile company into a major corporation with a market cap in excess of $200 billion. Under Buffett's leadership, Berkshire shares averaged a 21.4% compounded annual gain in per-share book value from 1965-2006.

Warren Buffett Investing Philosophy

Warren Buffett follows a value investing strategy that is an adaptation of Benjamin Graham's approach. His investment strategy of discipline, patience and value consistently outperforms the market and his moves are followed by thousands of investors worldwide. Buffett seeks to acquire great companies trading at a discount to their intrinsic value, and to hold them for a long time. He will only invest in businesses that he understands, and always insists on a margin of safety. Regarding the types of businesses Berkshire likes to purchase, Buffett stated, "We want businesses to be one (a) that we can understand; (b) with favorable long-term prospects; (c) operated by honest and competent people; and (d) available at a very attractive price."

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Podcast Transcript: International Small-Cap Investing With Craig Thrasher
Investor discusses how to invest in the space and his outstanding returns in GuruFocus podcast episode
192 Views    Holly LaFon    2019-01-22 17:39
Learning From Warren Buffett's Mistakes
Three of Buffett's mistakes and what we can learn
149 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2019-01-22 17:21
Investors’ Outsized Bets Part I
Many Buffett followers put a large percentage of their money in their best idea
826 Views    Holly LaFon    2019-01-22 14:35
Modern Value Investing: Margin of Safety
How value investors risk less and potentially gain more with a margin of safety
356 Views    Robert Abbott    2019-01-21 22:20
A Look at Valuations for Top European and Asian Markets
European and Asian markets take center stage while US celebrates MLK Day
199 Views    James Li    2019-01-21 22:11
5 Defense and Tech Stocks to Consider for 2019
Companies are trading below Peter Lynch value
406 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2019-01-21 17:47
Warren Buffett’s Market Indicator Eclipses 130% Ahead of MLK Day
Stock market finishes the week higher on improving US and China trade negotiations
782 Views    James Li    2019-01-18 22:39
Modern Value Investing: The Complex Role of Growth
Understanding and calculating growth to assess intrinsic value
320 Views    Robert Abbott    2019-01-18 21:29
Netflix and Warren Buffett
Among the split opinions on the stock, the Oracle of Omaha's advice is notable for bulls
260 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2019-01-18 19:19
Warren Buffett on Mistakes and Terrible Businesses
Takeaways from an interview with the Oracle of Omaha in 2013
1894 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2019-01-18 17:45

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5 Lessons From Michael Burry
Lessons from Burry's early blogs to help you improve your investing process
6137 Views    Rupert Hargreaves    2016-09-14 18:10
How Warren Buffett Squeezes So Much Value Out of So Few Stock Ideas
How much value you get out of a single stock idea depends on how big your position size is, how long you hold the stock, how fast the stock compounds its value and how cheap it is
2194 Views    Geoff Gannon    2017-09-29 15:41
The Oracle Shared Insights on Making 50% a Year Managing Small Sums
Buffett gives a specific answer to a KU student's question
7430 Views    Grahamites    2016-01-18 02:59
A Fond Farewell
After 100 articles, it's time to hear new voices
1715 Views    Thomas Macpherson    2017-01-21 19:20
An Important Lesson From Ben Graham by Charlie Munger
Munger's recounts of one of Ben Graham's teachings.
3524 Views    Grahamites    2018-06-11 15:08
S&P 500 Tech Companies: Watch Their Noses Lengthen
A look at the continued exclusion of stock-based compensation from reported earnings
1795 Views    The Science of Hitting    2016-03-16 15:24
Why Buying Stocks Blind Beats Careful Analysis
Value investors would be wise to stop thinking so hard about the stocks they buy
7507 Views    Mitchell Mauer    2016-04-11 19:04
It Rarely Pays to Be Pessimistic
1822 Views    Grahamites    2014-05-07 21:46