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December 11, 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,

Benjamin Graham’s The Intellingent Investor Chapter 20 (Margin of Safety As The Central Concept Of Investment)

In a section of his  letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on February 28, 2014 for FY2013, Warren Buffett shared “Some Thoughts About Investing”  (Post: Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike) . He also shared more about Benjamin Graham, his teacher and friend, and about Benjamin Graham’s book, The Intelligent Investor . “Ben’s ideas

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

“Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.”

“Investment is most intelligent when it is most businesslike.” – The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham Warren Buffett kicked off with this quote when he shared “Some Thoughts About Investing” in a section of his  letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on February 28, 2014 for FY2013. Under a sub-section, he shared more about Benjamin Graham, his teacher

Warren Buffett’s Rip Van Winkle approach

In his letter (dated February 28, 1992 for FY1991) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett gave an insight into his Rip Van Winkle approach to investing. Referring to a list of Berkshire Hathaway’s common stock holdings – comprising Capital Cities/ABC Inc, The Coca-Cola Company, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp, GEICO Corp, The Gillette Company, Guinness PLC,  The Washington

Warren Buffett on intelligent investing

One of the best gems on investment success from Warren Buffett came in his letter (dated Feb 28, 1997 for FY1996) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Warren Buffett said: “Most investors, both institutional and individual, will find that the best way to own common stocks is through an index fund that charges minimal fees. Those following

Marketable securities: operating results count

In his letter (dated February 29, 1988 for FY1987) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett talked about Mr Market, the character used by his teacher and friend Benjamin Graham to personify the behavior of the market. Mr Market has uncontrollable emotional problems. Then Warren Buffett went on to say: “Following Ben’s teachings, Charlie and I let

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