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The 32 Stocks in the Buffett Portfolio

We analyze the equity holdings of Berkshire Hathaway.

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Of the many SEC filings pounced on by investment junkies, the 13F filings of  Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) rank right up there. Berkshire, of course, is the holding company run by Warren Buffett, one of the all-time great investors. And a 13F is a form required by the SEC detailing the equity holdings of large institutional investors, including insurance companies like Berkshire Hathaway. These 13Fs, then, give us a periodic peek inside of Berkshire's equity portfolio.

And it's one massive portfolio. If it were a mutual fund, Berkshire's equity portfolio would rank seventh largest among domestic-equity funds, right on par with  Vanguard Institutional Index (VINIX) or  Fidelity Contrafund (FCNTX), and about half the size of  Fidelity Magellan (FMAGX). But whereas most funds would spread those assets among a hundred or more holdings, Berkshire concentrates them in just 30-odd stocks.

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Haywood Kelly, CFA has a position in the following securities mentioned above: BRK.B. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.