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It's not that following Warren Buffett's buys and sells doesn't make sense -- it does. But it's
which buys and sells to pay attention to that matter.
In the last quarter, the "Oracle of Omaha" added on to seven existing positions and dipped a toe into two more, but the stock hikes that most people are paying attention to aren't the ones that really matter. After all, the two biggest position hikes for the quarter were
Wells Fargo(WFC) and
IBM(IBM), positions that each already make up close to 20% of
(BRK.B) $75 billion stock portfolio.
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In other words, we already know that he likes these two names -- and we've known it for a long, long time.
So while it's interesting that Buffett increased his firm's positions in those two stocks, you've got to look at the some of the smaller names to see where his firm's conviction buying lies.
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It's also worth noting that this quarter's changes at Berkshire were likely heavily influenced by Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, the former hedge fund managers Buffett hired to ultimately take over the investing duties at the Omaha-based firm. So investors who want to invest like Buffett's handpicked portfolio managers had better pay attention.
So which companies that made Berkshire's "buy" list are worth watching? Here's a look at
five stocks you should buy to be like Buffett.