Warren Buffett: “Anytime That The Market Takes A Sharp Dive And You Get Tempted To Sell Or Something, Just Pull Out This Book And Reread It!

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Here’s a nostalgic video with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. At 2:13 Buffett says: “This is a book that first came out in 1949, The Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham. When I read this book it changed my life. Anytime that the market takes a sharp dive and you get tempted to sell or something, just pull out this book and reread it!”

Warren Buffett’s Three Best Investing Tips — Including ‘Margin of Safety’ — Explained

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Here’s a great article at CNBC discussing Warren Buffett’s three best investing tips, including margin of safety: Warren Buffett believes investors should buy stocks within their “circle of competence” and at attractive values to succeed in the stock market. Buffett’s track record is unparalleled. From 1965 to 2017, Berkshire Hathaway’s rising market value generated a 20.9 percent annual return compared … Read More

Warren Buffett: The Prototype Of A Dream Business

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Warren Buffett has often spoken about the importance of a business moat. In a presentation to the MBA students at the University of Florida Buffett said: “I want a business with a moat around it. I want a very valuable castle in the middle… and then I want the Duke who’s in charge of that castle to be honest and hardworking … Read More

Outperformance Means Living Through Periods of Underperformance

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In Berkshire Hathaway’s latest annual shareholder letter Warren Buffett provides a great illustration of how price randomness in the short term can obscure longterm growth in value. His following real-life example demonstrates that in order to achieve longterm outperformance investors must suffer through periods of significant underperformance. Here’s an excerpt from that letter: Charlie and I view the marketable common … Read More

Warren Buffett: Investing Lessons Learnt From ‘That’ Bet

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In 2007 Warren Buffett entered into a 10 year bet with Protégé Partners that the S&P 500 would outperform a selection of hedge funds over the following ten years. Last year he won that bet which resulted in the Girls Inc. of Omaha receiving $2,222,279 from his initial outlay of $318,250. In his latest annual letter to shareholders Buffett highlighted the lessons … Read More

Warren Buffett: How To Use Phil Fisher’s Scuttlebutt Method Today

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Last year Warren Buffett did a great interview with Becky Quick at CNBC in which he discussed how he uses Phil Fisher’s ‘Scuttlebutt Method’ for finding investments. Phil Fisher wrote a investing classic called, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits. Scuttlebutt means rumors or gossip about a particular product or company from a collection of sources. Here’s an excerpt from that interview: … Read More

Warren Buffett – “EMT Has Been An Extraordinary Service To Us And Other Followers Of Graham”

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Here’s a great passage from Warren Buffet’s 1988 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter in which he discusses issues surrounding the Efficient Marker Theory (EMT) and how it has been a godsend to Grahamites. In terms of the ‘contest’ between EMT believers and the value investing community Buffett says: “In any sort of a contest – financial, mental, or physical – it’s … Read More

Warren Buffett – “It’s Not What You Look At That Matters; It’s What You See.”

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Warren Buffett provides a great lesson for all investors in the book – The Warren Buffet Way, by Robert Hagstrom. The lesson is that investors can spend weeks and years reading and analyzing information on prospective companies, but according to Buffett, “It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see.” The lesson learnt by Buffett happened during … Read More

Charlie Munger – How To Dramatically Improve Your Financial Results

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Here’s a great passage from the book – Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger, in which Munger illustrates how your financial results can be dramatically improved by being prepared, on a few occasions in a lifetime, to act promptly in scale, in doing some simple and logical things. Here’s an excerpt from the book: Munger and Buffett … Read More

Warren Buffett: Why Stocks Beat Gold, Bonds… and Bitcoin

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It’s quite incredible to watch the latest euphoria surrounding cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin. Whether or not we’re witnessing a bubble, only time will tell. But at the time of writing there are 1395 cyrptocurrencies with a combined market cap of approximately $730 Billion. Of which Bitcoin has a market cap of $242 Billion and Ethereum, a market cap of $126 Billion. As … Read More

Buffett & Munger – The ‘Eureka Moment’ For Two Of The World’s Greatest Investors

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It seems that all of the great investors have a ‘eureka moment’ during their investing careers. A ‘eureka moment’ refers to the common human experience of suddenly understanding a previously incomprehensible problem or concept. Sometimes referred to as an ‘Aha’ moment. And so it was two of the world’s greatest investors, Charles Munger and Warren Buffett. Their eureka moment is … Read More

Warren Buffett – The Only Score That Counts In Investing Is Your Internal Scorecard

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One of our favorite investing books here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is – The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder. Schroeder recounts a time in the late ninety’s when Buffett was being humiliated by some of the leading financial commentators of the time and Berkshire’s stock price was getting hammered. But Buffett remembered what he … Read More

Superinvestors Agree That Business Schools Don’t Make You A Better Investor

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While a lot of investors believe that a good finance course at one of the world’s most prestigious business schools is a sure-fire way to becoming a better investor, it seems that some of the greatest investors disagree. Here’s what Buffett, Munger, Greenblatt, Pabrai, and Lynch have to say about learning about investing at business school. In Warren Buffett’s 1996 … Read More

Warren Buffett – Mistakes of the First Twenty-Five Years

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One of the best resources available to investors are the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters. One of my personal favorites is the 1989 letter in which Warren Buffett wrote a piece called – Mistakes of the First Twenty-five Years (A Condensed Version). It’s a great insight into how even the greatest investors can make mistakes. The lesson of course is not to … Read More

Warren Buffett’s Hero Philip Carret Says There’s Only One Rule For Selling Winning Stocks

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One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is value investing legend Philip Carret who Warren Buffett once described as one of his heroes. Carret has written three books – The Art of Speculation, A Money Mind at Ninety, and Classic Carret: Common sense from an uncommon man. After founding his Pioneer Fund in 1928, one year before the great … Read More

Is It Better To Buy The Stock And Watch The Price Drop Or Not Act And Watch The Price Soar? – Daniel Kahneman

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One of the most common predicaments facing investors is that they’ve analysed a stock, it meets with the investors criteria, and now it’s time to pull the trigger and buy the stock. But something happens, the investor ums and ahs and delays the decision to buy. Next thing you know three months later the value of the stock has risen by … Read More

Great Investors Focus On Absolute-Performance Rather Than Relative-Performance – Seth Klarman

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Earlier this month The Washington Post published an article titled – Warren Buffett’s $100 Billion Problem. The article was reporting on the $100 Billion that Berkshire has accumulated in cash over the years, stating: Warren Buffett celebrated his 87th birthday a few days ago, but the bigger number in his life is the $100 billion mound of cash that his Berkshire … Read More

Great Investors Create Their Own Version Of Omaha – Buffett, Munger, Klarman, Pabrai

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One of the biggest problems facing investors is the amount of ‘noise’ that we get from the financial media and commentators. Financial news sections, the internet, and podcasts are continually bombarding us with the latest ‘hot stock’ or miracle investing strategy. Meanwhile investors get caught up in the noise checking their stocks daily to see what’s performing well and what’s … Read More

The Definitive Guide On Identifying Companies With An Economic Moat – Warren Buffett

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With so much talk about a company’s economic moat it’s important to recognize how to clearly identify a moat, understand how wide it is, and figure out how long it will remain in place. One of the best papers ever written on the subject is Michael Mauboussin’s – Measuring the Moat, Assessing the Magnitude and Sustainability of Value Creation. The paper … Read More

How Does Warren Buffett Stay At The Top Of His Game

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So it appears that if you want to best investor in the world you have to have a few quirks. As you can see from this video on CNBC: However, while he may be a little quirky that’s not the main reason that sets him apart from other great investors according to this article on CNBC titled – How Warren Buffett’s … Read More