If you wish to own a stock that you can buy without any issue, I would recommend Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B and BRK-A). This is one stock that has continued to outperform its peers year after year. Even at times where it had its dips, it continued to move up and increase value to its shareholders. Warren Buffett and his team has continued to add value to the company. A couple big moves that they had in the recent years were the purchase of Burlington Railroad and Hertz. During the recession, he partnered with Goldman Sachs (GS) and Bank of America (BAC) to get some nice loan terms and options to purchase their stocks. Overall, he has done an excellent job and I only see that trend continuing in the future.
Warren Buffett recently purchased more IBM. He continues to be bullish in this technology stock which is interesting since before IBM he considered technology to be a taboo in his investment portfolio. It will be interesting to see how it turns out but if you look at IBM’s stock trend it just moves up like Berkshire Hathaway.