5 Times Warren Buffett Was A Boss

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The Oracle of Omaha, otherwise known as Warren Buffett, is one of the richest men on the planet. He got there by making sound investment decisions over a decades-long trading career. But which investments are his gold standard? Read on to find out. We’ll also give you an overview of the key fundamental events coming up this week.

Warren Buffett, trading legend

Buffett is probably the most successful investor in modern history, with a net worth of over $108 billion. He’s famous for adopting (and nailing) the long-term growth over short-term profit strategy. Here are some of his most impressive investments to date.

#1 Apple (AAPL)

Buffett first bought a stake in Apple in 2016, but has added to his investments ever since, only selling a small portion at the end of 2020. The value of the stock he holds has jumped 400% since Buffett initially invested.

His investment company, Berkshire Hathaway now owns more than 5% of Apple through shares worth over $110 billion. The tech company is now the company’s largest holding, making up more than 40% of its entire portfolio.

To date, Buffett has reportedly made over $100 billion profit on his investment. Wow.

#2 Coca-Cola (KO)

Buffett first bought a stake in the world-renowned beverage maker back in 1987, making it one of the oldest of Berkshire Hathaway’s holdings. It currently accounts for about 8% of its portfolio.

Coca-Cola’s ability to make the world’s most popular drinks has, of course, reflected well on its stock price, which has never really slowed since Buffett first bought in. In fact, it has jumped by more than 115% over the past decade alone.

Buffett currently holds 400 million shares worth more than $21 billion.

#3 Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Berkshire owns more than 325,000 shares in health company Johnson & Johnson. These shares are worth over $53 million and represent about 0.02% of its investment portfolio.

The company is one of the best income stocks on the market with a healthy dividend history stretching back decades. Johnson & Johnson has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of years profiting from vaccine sales.

#4 UPS

Buffett first bought a stake in UPS in 2006, investing more than $113 million to purchase over 1.4 million shares in the shipping company.

UPS currently represents a tiny 0.004% of the overall portfolio, yet it’s one of Buffett’s most profitable investments, returning more than 323% to investors since he first bought a stake in the firm.

#5 Sirius (SIRI)

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is a New York-based broadcasting company. Buffett first started buying Sirius shares in 2016 and they still only represent a tiny 0.10% of the total Berkshire portfolio.

Business has been good for Sirius, though. In the company’s Q1 earnings report, total revenue had increased 6.4% to $1.7 billion.

It may be small, but that 0.10% chunk is worth a whopping $265 million and Berkshire Hathaway is one of the largest shareholders.

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Top fundamental events this week

There’s a busy week ahead of us. Here are all the events to look out for.

Monday

No major events are planned.

Tuesday

● EUR — ZEW Economic Sentiment Index (MAY)

Wednesday

● AUD — Westpac Consumer Confidence Index (MAY)

● CNY — Inflation Rate YoY (APR)

● USD — Core Inflation Rate YoY (APR); Inflation Rate YoY (APR)

Thursday

● GBP — GDP 3-Month Avg (MAR); GDP Growth Rate YoY Prel (Q1); GDP YoY (MAR)

● CNY — New Yuan Loans (APR)

● USD — PPI MoM (APR)

Friday

● USD — Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel (MAY)

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