Anyone interested in the stock market, investing, or money matters has likely encountered Warren Buffett’s stock picks, advice, or legendary tales.
He holds the title as the greatest investor alive, and unlike many billionaires, he’s willing to teach us how to financially fish.
But with so much out there, it’s hard to narrow it down to the essential Buffett.
That’s what our aim is here. Whether you want a list of Buffett’s favorite stocks, the lowdown on Buffett’s investing techniques, or some advanced reading, you’ll find it here.
Let’s start with the billion-dollar topic:
How to Invest Like Warren Buffett
Buffett bought his first stock at age 11 using the information available to any other investor. Now well into his eighties, he’s still at it.
At this point, he buys companies outright for his company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), and can pull off the exotic deal here and there. But Buffett and his team manage over $200 billion (and growing) in stocks in public companies.
How does he do it? He spends a significant amount of time reading exactly what you and I can — 10-Ks, SEC filings, and likely earnings call transcripts.
One of the key differences between him and most of the rest of us who get excited for each morning’s stock market open is his amazing focus. It’s like he’s running both a sprint AND a marathon. You learn a ton from reading a company’s annual report. But what if you do it on a company for 20, 30, 40, 50+ straight years? And for all its competitors? And for companies in completely different industries, even the ones you’d never actually be interested in investing in?
Few of us start early enough and have the level of consistent focus to become the next Warren Buffett, but each of us