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October 23, 2018

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Warren Buffett on Benjamin Graham’s margin of safety

“You don’t try and buy businesses worth $83 million for $80 million. You leave yourself an enormous margin (of safety). When you build a bridge, you insist it can carry 30,000 pounds, but you only drive 10,000-pound trucks across it. And that same principle works in investing. ” – Warren Buffett on what Benjamin Graham,

Berkshire Hathaway’s performance vs S&P 500

  Berkshire’s Performance vs. the S&P 500 Per share book value of Berkshire Per share market value of Berkshire S&P 500 with dividends included Compounded Annual Gain – 1965-2014 19.40% 21.60% 9.90% Overall Gain – 1964-2014 751,113% 1,826,163% 11,196% Data source: Berkshire Hathaway 2014 Annual Report Excerpt from Warren Buffett’s letter dated February 27, 2015,

Irving Kahn – passing of a great value investor

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4CPj6aiD7g) The value investing world  has lost a great member  –  American businessman and investor  Irving Kahn (December 19, 1905 – February 24, 2015),  who was the oldest living active investment professional.  Wikipedia says he was an early disciple of Benjamin Graham, the creator of the value investing methodology. Kahn began his career in 1928 and continued to work

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