I go over Berkshire Hathaway’s latest buys and sells in their common stock portfolio each quarter, after their latest 13F is released. I’m a huge fan of Warren Buffett, as are millions of other investors around the world. And so it’s a great honor to see what he’s up to. You can read the excerpt below, which is part of a full article I wrote for Daily Trade Alert. Enjoy!
Warren Buffett’s latest trades were just revealed via the most recent Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) 13F filing, which is a filing that gives us information on all of the transactions that took place over the first quarter of 2020 — the quarter ending March 31 — in the stock portfolio managed by the legendary investor.
This filing can provide some valuable insight into where Warren Buffett thinks the best investments might lie.
Now, it might not make sense to piggyback on his trades and simply buy and/or sell whatever he has because these filings are generally released 45 days after the most recent quarter ended, but it would appear to be an intelligent move to investigate exactly where the most successful investor of all time is (and isn’t) putting his capital to work.
It’s also important to note that Buffett allows two other executives – Todd Combs and Ted Weschler – to authorize smaller transactions, so it’s difficult sometimes to decipher who bought and/or sold what.
Below, I’m going to go over every transaction and give some quick thoughts on each respective company.
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I admire you and I like your blog very much. But showing only the numbers of shares makes this analysis completely useless. To estimate the impact of BH‘s portfolio I need the amount in billions or the percentage of the portfolio. Another guy at SA made it better by giving the percentage. What I liked in your post is the more deep analysis of each stock.
Jason Fieber says
Well, I’m typically analyzing each trade on an individual basis, and then I sometimes will overlay portfolio commentary on top of that (when necessary). I did more of that this time around because of the unusual nature of things. When looking at things on an individual basis, I’m comparing the move in the position against where the position was.
That said, the Buffett tracker lists all of the positions and the entire portfolio. So it’s not difficult at all to see where any position is at relative to the entire portfolio.
I think there’s a lot to learn from Warren with his actions.
There’s a lot of uncertainty in the markets and nobody knows what will happen next. So let’s wait for more infomation.
It looks like retial investors are saying “oh airlines are 30% down, what a time to to buy!”.
It would be nice if you could do a post in the coming weeks/months on dividend paying companies that you think are great value. I.e ones that have low debt and have told investors they will keep paying.
I am trying to figure that out myself.
Great blog Jason, I live in Thailand too, best of luck mate and keep crushing.
Jason Fieber says
Airlines are worth less today than before due to the reduction in long-term cash flow, and increase in debt. But it ultimately comes down to price and value. You have to decide whether or not the massive reduction in price more than offsets any reduction in value. It seems to me like it’ll be a long road back for the airlines, either way.
As for great values, I publish ideas every single week. Make sure to check the archives. 🙂