By CCN.com: Berkshire Hathaway had just bought its first Amazon shares, Berkshire founder and CEO Warren Buffett told CNBC Thursday night. On the eve of an annual Berkshire shareholders' meeting in Omaha, Buffett told CNBC that someone in Berkshire's Asset Management Desk had invested in just a few Amazon shares, but "I did not."
"One of the colleagues in this office manage money … have bought some Amazon so it will appear in the 13F."
Amazon shares buy a first for Warren Buffet
The investment in Amazon is a first for the multinational investment group, even though Warren Buffett has praised Jeff Bezos and his company's business , the Oracle of Omaha has mysteriously participated in joining the ecommerce giant since going public in 1997. Buffett confirms that his personality is not changing:
"I was a fan and I'm one Idiot, because I did not buy, but I want you to know that there are no personality changes. "
The face on Amazon is not completely out of nowhere. When asked in 2017 on CNBC's Squawk Box why he has not yet invested in Amazon shares, Buffett responded in one word: "stupidity". Last year, Warren Buffett said in an interview with CNBC: "The truth is, I've looked at Amazon from the start and I think what Jeff Bezos did is sort of a miracle, and the problem is, if I do think something is a miracle, I do not tend to it. "
Warren Buffett & Blew it & # 39 ;, while not investing in Amazon
After Becky Quick had asked CNBC Buffett if he was going to buy Amazon shares 36 years after the computer and smartphone company went public, Buffett revealed he was holding back from the bite I regret that he had not put much on Amazon at his earliest opportunity. He says he "missed" it.
"It will probably be tough. I probably have so many psychological problems with the fact that I have not done it, that it is very hard to do it. "
Warren Buffett's slow and steady investment approach has certainly won him the race to finance investment. When he finally gave in after years of waiting for Apple in 2016, Berkshire Hathaway plunged $ 9.8 million during a downturn in Apple sales and share prices with 9.8 million Apple shares.
Could Buffet changed his mind bitcoin?
Surely you might wonder how much "something Amazon" means when Warren Buffett says so. Although Buffett has rejected any speculation that his personality will change, if he has finally opened to Apple and Amazon within three years, Oracle may also change his mind about Bitcoin. Yes, despite the award of the crypto currency a year ago as a "rat collision".
After all, Bitcoin has dramatically increased its annual price base year-over-year and has seen a flourishing, mature, multi-billion dollar industry on a rising level. Market acceptance has grown around Bitcoin. At this point, the original cryptocurrency looks more and more like the solid, conservative investment for long-term growth that Buffet likes.