The decision to sell the shares was as surprising as the decision to buy them. So let's move on to investing in Barrick Gold. The first thing to keep in mind is that we have no idea if Warren Buffett made this investment. He has transferred a large part of the portfolio to two investment managers, Ted Weschler and Todd Combs.
While he sometimes reveals if he was behind a trade, he hasn't revealed it with regard to the investment in Barrick Gold, at least that's what I've seen.