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

Here’s How Charlie And Warren Calculate Intrinsic Value Differently To Everyone Else

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One of the biggest problems facing investors is the calculation of intrinsic value. There has been much written about the correct way to calculate intrinsic value but one of the best explanations can be found in the book Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor, by Tren Griffin. The book provides the essential steps of Munger’s investing strategy and is a must read … Read More

Buffett Nears a Milestone He Doesn’t Want: $100 Billion in Cash

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One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is of course Warren Buffett. This week Bloomberg reported that Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is sitting on $100 Billion at the end of its second quarter. The question is, what he is going to do with it? Here’s an excerpt from the article: It’s a milestone Warren Buffett probably wishes he weren’t approaching. … Read More

Henry Singleton – (“The Best Capital Deployment Record In American Business” – Warren Buffett)

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One of my favorite investing books is The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success, by William N. Thorndike. In fact it’s also the top choice on Warren Buffett’s reading list. The book provides stories on eight of the most successful CEOs in history who were great capital allocators. One of my favorite chapters is on Teledyne CEO Henry … Read More

Warren Buffett – How To Become An Intelligent Investor

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The Berkshire Hathaway letters are one of the most valuable resources for value investors. One of my favorite letters is the 1996 letter in which Buffett provides some principles for becoming an intelligent investor. It provides some great insights into the types of businesses you should search for, how to identify competitive moats, the risks of overpaying for great businesses, … Read More

Just How Did Warren Buffett Make A Quick $12 Billion On Bank Of America

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CNBC recently announced that Warren Buffett just made a quick $12 billion on a clever Bank of America investment. Because of an astute investment made in Bank of America six years ago while the bank was struggling, Warren Buffett is about to make a quick $12 billion and become the financial institution’s largest shareholder. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway said Friday it … Read More

How To Develop A Superinvestor Mindset Like Buffett, Munger, Neff, Loeb, Lynch and Soros

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One of my favorite investing books is How To Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett, by Lawrence A Cunningham. One of the best pieces in the book looks at the principles applied by some of the greatest superinvestors of all time. Here’s an excerpt from the book: The best investors employ a mind-set that takes account of just … Read More

How Warren Buffett Turned $10.6 Million Into $221 Million While Others Were Embracing The EMT

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As a value investor it is important that you read every word of every letter ever written by Warren Buffett in his Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letters. One great example of what you can learn comes from his 1985 Chairman’s letter in which he discusses his intrinsic value calculation of The Washington Post and how he turned $10.6 million into $221 … Read More

The Investment Strategy Pioneered By Warren Buffett Is In Crisis (CNBC)

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CNBC reports that Warren Buffett’s value investing long/short strategy generated a 15 percent cumulative loss in the past decade and negative returns in 6 out of the last 10 years, according to Goldman Sachs. Before that, the value strategy had a successful run of more than 70 years. Here’s an excerpt from the CNBC article: Wall Street is questioning the … Read More