The Key to Picking Stocks like Warren Buffett

Only pick stocks if you’re willing to spend lots of time studying your investments

Darius Foroux
6 min readJul 7, 2024

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Warren Buffett, the ‘Oracle of Omaha,’ one of the most successful experts at picking stocks, famously started investing at the age of 11.

He bought his first shares for $38 apiece. He is now worth $133 billion in 2024.

This level of success can only happen if you have a system for success. Investing in public equities is not like gambling. There is a thought process behind picking stocks.

But Buffett’s approach isn’t about complex financial metrics or short-term gains.

Instead, it revolves around a simple but practical idea: Finding companies that have the potential to dominate their respective markets over a long period.

Here’s what Buffett said:

“I look for businesses in which I think I can predict what they’re going to look like in ten to fifteen years time. Take Wrigley’s chewing gum. I don’t think the internet is going to change how people chew gum.”

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Darius Foroux

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