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If you invested $1,000 at the start of 2024 in a Warren Buffett portfolio, you’d now have this much

If you invested $1,000 at the start of 2024 in a Warren Buffett portfolio, you'd now have this much
Elmaz Sabovic

If you are an inexperienced trader who is just starting to invest in the stock market, one of the most reliable tactics might be to copy famous veteran investors like Warren Buffett.

Warren Buffett’s patient, fundamentals-focused approach has not only made him a billionaire over the years but is also proving successful in the current market conditions. With the market moving in a positive direction in 2024, Buffett’s portfolio is also in the green.

Warren Buffett's current portfolio. Source: GuruFocus
Warren Buffett’s current portfolio. Source: GuruFocus

One key aspect of Buffett’s strategy is diversification. His top five holdings come from different industries, a method that spreads risk and reduces the impact of a stock market downturn.

Therefore, Finbold decided to analyze the “Oracle of Omaha” portfolio and see how much the top five holdings would bring if you invested $1,000 at the start of this year.

Different stock market sectors, but all in the green in 2024

2024 has proven to be a lucrative year so far, with almost all sectors experiencing gains (some more than others), with leaders in their respective industries all taking place in Buffett’s portfolio, and as a form of a further risk reduction strategy, a $1,000 invested would mean an allocation of $200 to a different sector.

Starting with Buffett’s biggest holding, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock, which, thanks to a recent surge, finally managed to trade in the green this year, $200 invested in January would be worth $228.93 today.

The second largest holding is Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) stock, one of the largest banking institutions in the U.S. that would make a $200 investment at the start of the year worth $231.50 on June 17.

Third largest holding, but the biggest gainer at almost 20% growth on a year-to-date basis, is American Express (NYSE: AXP) stock, which would make the same January 1 investment worth $238.77 at the time of writing.

Moving on to the most popular soft drinks company and Buffett’s fourth position by size, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) stock, would turn $200 into $209.12 after six months.

Last but not least, oil producer Chevron (NYSE: CVX) exposes Buffett to one of the largest industries in the world and slow but steady growth, as noted by the minimal growth of 2.07% YTD, making the initial investment increase to $204.13 only.

Modest gain, but the key is in the stock dividends

If traders decided to copy the five largest positions in Buffett’s portfolio, their investment would grow 11.24% in the first six months of 2024, making the initial $1,000 worth $1,112.45 on June 17.

But, what is essential about this portfolio is that all these stocks are dividend-paying, meaning that approximately an additional $10.86 is paid out in dividends after two quarters, highlighting the power of compound investing over more extended periods.

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