Ten of the high-yield U.S.-listed stocks such as materials firm Celanese, financial Ally Financial and consumer discretionary Paramount Global and so on.
When the market dropped, investors moved toward being more secure.
Celanese, a maker of high-tech polymers, is Buffett's biggest high-yield misfire this year.
Buffett's yield-chasing in S&P 500 financials has ended up just as poorly as Take Ally Financial, one of Berkshire Hathaway's new favorites in the sector.
U.S.-listed Berkshire Hathaway holdings down 20% or more this year in spite of yielding more than the S&P 500.
The media and entertainment industry yield is among the largest in the portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway.
Company of Buffett has a right off 10% of the company, which yields an impressive 4.1%.