Warren Buffet's Top 5 Stock Positions

       Warren Buffet is considered the Michael Jordan of investing- He started investing when he was just 11 years old and has successfully amassed a 60 billion dollar net. During his seven decades of investing he has earned the title of being the most successful investors ever. People are always curious about what he's investing in. Him speaking positively about a company is enough to send the stock soaring. But what is he currently holding onto?

       1. Apple (AAPL)

Apple is Buffet's largest position by far- It's almost two times as large as any other investment he has. It comprises 24% of his portfolio and this investment makes perfect sense, the biggest market cap in the world and the first company to hit a trillion dollar mark. Apple has been innovative, profitable and the best company in the world at marketing. They have a massive cash reserve, pay a good dividend and still have great growth potential- up 44% in the last year and 236% in the last five.

       2. Wells Fargo (WFC) 

Wells Fargo is one of the largest and most recognizable banks in the world. But their reputation did not protect them from committing what Buffet called a "cardinal sin". If you don't recall, Wells Fargo was opening fake consumer accounts, charging people fees and overcharging for insurance to meet their crazy incentive-based goals. Buffet compared this situation to what happened to American Express in the 1960's. Essentially, Buffet realizes the mistake that Wells Fargo made, but see's no reason why the bank is inferior to other large banks. He likes the CEO and is confident that it will turn around.

         3. Kraft Foods (KHC)
Kraft Heinz has been able to grow revenue, net income, assets and cash equivalents over the last five years. The thing i'm concerned about with this investment is the massive debt they have. The debt which has outpaced revenue in the last five years has had a massive weigh down on the stock.. which is down 25% in the last year and 10% since it's IPO.

I'm not to sure about this company. Sure it has a reputable name, but so did General Electric at one point.

         4. Bank Of America (BAC)
I don't understand why Bank Of America has been stagnant for the last year, it's down 2% for the year, but i'm not sure why. It's the second largest bank in the world in terms of market cap. They handle over 2.2 trillion in assets and have a retail presence in over 40 countries.

They are expected a 13% growth in revenue in 2019 and are extremely under valued.

They pay a dividend that yields 2.4% and that could easily be raised- as they have a payout ratio under 30%.

          5. Coca-Cola (KO)

They say you should only invest in companies that you believe in their product, and Warren Buffet drinks 5 Coca Colas a day.. No joke. He drinks 60 ounces of Coca Cola a day. This position is one that he started back in the early 80s. Even if I don't see the growth value in this stock, I understand why he's holding it. It still pays a healthy- juicy 3.4% dividend that has been increased every year for nearly 6 decades.

Even being out paced by the market growth, KO represents a safe gamble with a nice form of passive income.

They have a wide range of products and are looking to expand. 


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