As promised, we are back this week to continue discussing investing gurus in the market that you can model your own investing off of. Join us as we dive in and take a closer look at Phil's curated list of gurus he has created and why he chose them.
In Episode 141 You’ll Learn:
How did Phil choose his list of gurus?
- First by starting off with well-known value investors.
- Are they investing in a small number of companies or are they diversifying across a hundred companies?
- Looking for investors with a refined focus on a few companies.
- By looking for investors who have bought a small number of companies with a large position, but if they own other various companies with a smaller position that is okay as well.
- With careful attention to not misread some people’s investments as they may be matched with other stocks that you cannot see in their fund.
Who is Ted Weschler & Todd Combs?
- Two investors who are managing a 10% of the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) portfolio which totals at 182 million, giving Ted & Todd 18 million to invest with.
- This makes looking at Buffett’s portfolio more difficult to understand as you don’t know who necessarily bought which stock.
- He has not bought anything for 3 years, presumably because the market is too high for what he is interested in; currently has 4 stocks with 200 million dollars in them, making him highly focused on what he believes to be most important.
- Author of The Intelligent Investor who is to be considered the father of value investing. His style of investing required a great deal of time in the market, much like a full-time job, as opposed to Buffett who encourages “the less you do, the more you make” method.