News of Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A - Get Report) (BRK.B - Get Report) latest 13-F filing made the rounds last night, offering some hope to beleaguered investors as Warren Buffett, at least as of September 30, had climbed into the foxhole next to you. Of course after what markets and investors have been through over the past six weeks, this dated information may simply be that... dated.
That information acknowledged, the Oracle of Omaha's self-styled conglomerate holding company has invested a cool $4 billion in JP Morgan Chase (JPM - Get Report) , taking a 1% stake to add to the firm's 9% stake in Bank of America (BAC - Get Report) . The firm had also increased its investment in Goldman Sachs (GS - Get Report) , while paring back on Wells Fargo (WFC - Get Report) .
I will not go over the entire 13-F with you, but I do think it noteworthy that Buffett thought to reduce his exposure across the airlines -- American (AAL - Get Report) , United (UAL - Get Report) , and Southwest (LUV - Get Report) -- and completely exit his long position in Walmart (WMT - Get Report) , while increasing Berkshire's stake in Apple (AAPL - Get Report) to an incredible 25.8% of the entire portfolio.
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