There's so many stocks out there.....so many companies to filter and ponder and consider. So what some traders/investors do is simply focus on stocks that their favorite guru holds or manages and that significantly narrows the number of options.
So, enter Warren Buffett's choices via his company Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffett is a living legend in the stock market and investing space. Taking a look at what Berkshire Hathaway holds in common stocks of publicly traded companies is a great exercise...a great learning opportunity for the self led learned.
One place to search up what stocks Berkshire Hathaway holds is via CNBC's BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY PORTFOLIO TRACKER
which can be found at https://www.cnbc.com/berkshire-hathaway-portfolio/
One can also do a search on Berkshire's own straightforward website https://www.berkshirehathaway.com/
which contains links to their SEC filings and other company information.
Soooo....what are the drawbacks of following someone else's trading ideas? First of all, you probably won't find out when Warren Buffet dumps a stock or a bunch of stocks until many weeks or months after the fact. By that time, it may be too late for you to profitably exit your position. So, while you may be able to glean the tickers from the above listed websites, you certainly won't be privy to knowing when and how he will or might exit from holding those tickers.
( it is worth noting that the CNBC tracker does not list the companies that Berkshire Hathaway owns outright...such as Dairy Queen.)
On a practical note, it must be mentioned that we are all created differently by God. A trading style that works well for a professional long term investor such as Warren Buffett, may not at all be well suited for the average retail investor with a modest amount of capital.
However, if you feel like you need to narrow your focus, I believe that you will gain knowledge from studying Mr. Buffett's choices, which in the end game, is probably more profitable than simply plucking the letters of a Buffett stock ticker.
When it comes to studying Mr. Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, there is not a shortage of great books about both. There are a plethora of videos about him and feature interviews of Buffett himself speaking in his friendly and easy to understand style. Mr. Buffett appears to enjoy sharing his wisdom with others who are younger and less experienced than he is. Local libraries and book stores usually carry more than one book about Mr. Buffett. He has earned a place on their shelves.
So, in closing I just want to say this....while you may not feel "qualified" to trade like Warren Buffet...you most certainly are well qualified to study all that you can about him and his investing style.
The fact that you are still reading a blog post such as this, verifies that you have sufficient curiosity and patience to dig deep when you feel that there is something worth hunting for.
Well, that's all for now. May God bless your investing and your self led learning journey.