Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is betting on companies such as Apple, Goldman Sachs and American Express for the long run, "Oracle of Omaha" said in his annual letter to shareholders released Saturday
"What we see in our holdings, rather, is an assembly of companies that we partly own and that, on a weighted basis s, has earned about 20% of the net tangible equity required to run their businesses. These investments, too, did not have a great year because of the market rollover in the fourth quarter, but the long-term investor remains unfazed Buffett noted in the letter that Berkshire suffered a $ 20.6 billion loss in the amount of unrealized capital gains that existed in our investment holdings.
Berkshire's total stock investments totaled $ 172.75 billion in total market value at the end of 2018, up from $ 170.54 billion at the end of 2017.
Below is the full list of Berkshire's common stock investments at the end of 2018: