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April 23, 2018

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What stocks to buy: 15 points to look for

“What are the matters about which the investor should learn if he is to obtain the type of investment which in a few years might show a gain of several hundred per cent, or over a longer period of time might show a correspondingly greater increase? ” In other words, what attributes should a company have to give

Benjamin Graham on stock selection for the defensive investor

The Intelligent Investor Chapter 14 – Stock Selection for the Defensive Investor 1.  Adequate Size of the Enterprise The idea is to exclude small companies which may be subject to more than average vicissitudes especially in the industrial field. Not less than US$100 million of annual sales for an industrial company and, not less than

Mr Market a Drunken Psycho: Warren Buffett

Legendary investor Warren Buffett,  the Sage of Omaha, recently referred to Mr Market as the “Drunken Psycho”. Aspiring value investors need to know who Mr Market is to understand why Warren Bufftett calls him a Drunken Psycho. Warren Buffett has in a letter to Berkshire Hathaway also called Mr Market the poor fellow with incurable emotional

Walter Schloss stock market secrets

In a note dated March 10, 1994, Walter Schloss, a famous value investor named by Warren Buffett in 1984 as one of the superinvestors, listed 16 “Factors Needed To Make Money In The Stock Market”. Walter Schloss (August 28, 1916 – February 19, 2012)  was a notable American value investor who was one of the famous

When Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger buy stocks…

In his letter (dated February 28, 2014 for FY2013) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett shared some thoughts about investing in one  section. In a sub-section, he gave pointers on the analysis involved in buying stocks. Warren Buffett said: “When Charlie and I buy stocks – which we think of as small portions of businesses

Warren Buffett’s investment tales

In his letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on February 28, 2014 for FY2013, Warren Buffett, among other things, shared “Some Thoughts About Investing”. To illustrate certain fundamentals of investing, Warren Buffett told two tales in the letter. The two tales are about two small non-stock investments that Warren Buffett made long ago. “Though neither changed

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