Warren Buffett will go down in history as a very successful entrepreneur in the investment business. Warren Buffett is now in his middle eighties in years with no signs of slowing down. He is the second wealthiest person in the United States. His net worth is in the billions of dollars. Warren Buffett remains CEO of Berkshire Hathaway a firm he took control over in the middle sixties.
What Stock Purchases Warren Buffett is Making Now
Toward the end of 2017, Warren Buffett invested in the technology business a business he had stayed away from investing in because he does not understand the technology field. In the fourth quarter of 2017 Berkshire/Buffett bought 31.2 million shares of Apple. This acquisition of stock costs Berkshire/Buffett around $5 billion dollars for the Apple stock.
As of 2018 Berkshire/Buffett has invested in buying another 124 million shares of Apple stock. This puts Berkshire/Buffett current holdings in Apple stock at about 165 million shares of stock. Berkshire/Buffett will probably buy more shares of Apple stock since it just in the past few months has had a market drop.
Other Investments For 2018
Berkshire/Buffett bought another 2 million shares of U.S. Bancorp stock to its portfolio and another 10.6 million shares of Bank of New York Melton stock. Berkshire/Bonnett also increased its stake in Monsanto. Berkshire/Bonnett now owns 31 percent of the company and holds 11.7 mullion shares of Monsanto stock.
Berkshire/Buffett Departs From “Big Blue” Stocks
Berkshire/Bonnett has slowly been unloading it’s IBM stock for some time. Buffett felt he has misjudged the IBM market after IBM’s fourth-quarter reports last year. This was enough for Buffett to unload 94 percent of their stock holdings in IBM that same quarter. As of first quarter of this year. Berkshire/Buffett only owns 0.2 percent of IBM worth about $314 million.