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Warren Buffett's Top Holdings

Warren Buffett

Legendary investor Warren Buffett has attracted significant attention to his stock picks because of his winning investment formula over the past decades. As the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, his strategies and principles have earned him the nickname "The Oracle of Omaha." Many are curious about the stocks the billionaire currently holds. Here is a list of his top holdings by number of shares as of the end of March:

Bank of America (BAC), 1.03 billion

Apple (AAPL), 789.4 million

Coca-Cola (KO), 400 million

Kraft Heinz (KHC), 325.6 million

Occidental Petroleum (OXY), 248 million

American Express (AXP), 151.6 million

Chevron (CVX), 122.9 million 

These are some of Warren Buffett's top picks, but overall, he and his team oversee around 50 stocks in Berkshire’s equity portfolio to mitigate unnecessary company-specific risk through diversification. Another key strategy employed by Buffett is investing in companies known as dividend growers, like Coca-Cola (KO), which have a history of paying substantial dividends and are likely to continue doing so. With these and other strategies, Berkshire Hathaway has performed strongly compared to the overall market over the past several decades. 

According to Aparna Narayanan, an author at Investors Business Daily, "Between 1965 and 2023, the widely followed Berkshire Hathaway portfolio posted a 19.8% compound annual gain. That is nearly double the 10.2% return of the S&P 500 index, with dividends included." This impressive yield underscores Buffett's successful approach of buying and holding companies for years or even decades, profiting from both their capital gains and dividends.


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