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October 4, 2022

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Understanding Warren Buffett’s moat strategy

Warren Buffett’s long-held “moat” strategy has come to the fore in the wake of an argument between the legendary investor and Telsa’s Elon Musk. A CNBC report (Warren Buffett responds to Elon Musk’s criticism: ‘I don’t think he’d want to take us on in candy’) quoted Telsa’s Musk as saying this week that “moats are lame”

Buffett, Munger have harsh words for cryptocurrency

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett minces no words when it comes to cryptocurrency, calling bitcoin “probably rat poisoned squared” and his right-hand man, Charlie Munger, has even harsher words, saying “it (cryptocurrency) is like someone else is trading turds and you decide I can’t be left out”. A Yahoo Finance May 6, 2018, report (Why

Berkshire Hathaway takes a bigger bite of Apple, dumps IBM

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought an additional 75 million shares of Apple in the first quarter of 2018, while dumping its remaining stake in IBM, said a Bloomberg May 4, 2018 report  (Buffett Buys a Further 75 Million Apple Shares, Sells Out of IBM). The report quoted the Berkshire Hathaway chairman as having said in

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

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