Buffett, 87, has publicly praised JPMorgan’s CEO Jamie Dimon. He’s also a fan of Dimon’s annual shareholder letter and often recommends that folks read it. That said, Berkshire Hathaway has never owned a share of the company.
“I should’ve [invested],” Buffett told Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer in a wide-ranging interview in Omaha, Nebraska, recently. “Very obviously. I mean, it’s been a terrifically run operation. And it was very cheap, just like a number of others were.”
‘I made a mistake’
Buffett acknowledged that he owns some JPMorgan shares in his personal account. “I only have about five or six stocks. I have nothing, personally, to speak of in stocks,” he said. The majority of his net worth is in Berkshire Hathaway’s stock, and Buffett has “literally never sold a share.”
“We have had a pretty heavy weighting in banks right along. But I should have bought JPMorgan,” Buffett said. “I wish we bought a lot more. I made a mistake.”
Julia La Roche is a finance reporter at Yahoo Finance. Follow her on Twitter.