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What is Warren Buffett Invested In Right Now?

Wondering what the Oracle of Omaha has his money invested in?

In this graphic, we illustrate Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio holdings, as of Q1 2024.

This data was released on May 15, 2024, and can be easily accessed via CNBC’s Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio Tracker.

The value of each position listed in this graphic is based on market prices as of May 23, 2024, and will change over time.

Furthermore, note that Berkshire has received SEC permission to temporarily withhold data on certain positions.

This includes all of its Japanese stocks, which are reported as of June 12, 2023.

Bershire Hathaway Portfolio

It’s (almost) all Apple

The data we used to create this graphic can be found in the following table.

Positions worth less than $5 billion were included in “Other”.

Company % of Portfolio Value
(As of 05-23-2024)
 Apple Inc 39.7 $149.8B
 Bank of America 10.7 $40.6B
 American Express 9.7 $36.8B
 Coca-Cola 6.7 $25.2B
 Chevron 5.3 $20.0B
 Occidental Petroleum 4.2 $15.7B
 Kraft Heinz 3.1 $11.7B
 Moody’s 2.7 $10.2B
 Mitsubishi Corp 2.1 $7.8B
 Chubb 1.9 $7.1B
 Mitsui & Co 1.7 $6.4B
 Itochu Corporation 1.5 $5.5B
 DaVita 1.3 $5.0B
 Other 9.4 $35.9B
Total 100 $377.9B

From this, we can see that Berkshire’s largest position is Apple, which makes up almost 40% of the portfolio and is worth nearly $150 billion.

While Warren Buffett once referred to Apple as the best business in the world, his firm actually trimmed its position by 13% in Q1 2024.

Even after that cut, Berkshire still maintains a 5.1% ownership stake in Apple.

Why Japanese Stocks?

While most of Berkshire’s major positions are in American companies, Japanese firms make up a significant chunk.

In 2020, Berkshire took positions in five Japanese trading houses: ItochuMarubeniMitsubishiMitsui, and Sumitomo.

Also known as sōgō shōsha, which translates to “general trading company”, these firms are highly diversified across major industries.

According to an article from IMD, Buffett sees an attractive opportunity in Japan due to the country’s low interest rates, among other things.
Guest author is Marcus Lu, Finance Writer at The Visual Capitalist. You can read the original article here

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