How the Superinvestors did it
Time: May 17, 1984. Legendary investor Warren Buffett was making a speech at a seminar at Columbia Business School to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd’s Security Analysis. A blurb in the article, The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville (By Warren E. Buffett), based on the speech by Warren Buffett,…
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Charlie Munger’s “lollapalooza effect” concept
In stock markets, we hear of this term called “lollapalooza effect”. In mid-2014, for example, when the stock of Apple plummeted at one stage by 40 per cent from a high of $700 to just below $400, the cause was attributed in some quarters to the “lollapalooza effect”. In a June 2014 article , “Apple Stock Still…
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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…
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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…
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Warren Buffett's thoughts
Who’s Walter Schloss?
American investor Walter Schloss (August 28, 1916 – February 19, 2012) was another famous disciple of the Benjamin Graham school of investing. The noted value investor died in 2012 of leukemia. Walter Schloss was another great example that disproved the notion that the market was efficient. Talking of market efficiency, here’s a notable quote from legendary investor Warren…
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Economic moats checklist
“A moat is a deep, broad ditch, either dry or filled with water, that surrounds a castle, fortification, building or town, historically to provide it with a preliminary line of defence.” – Wikipedia. Legendary investor Warren Buffett coined the term “moat” in finance. A company needs a moat to protect its profitability and to fence itself…
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Market Value vs Intrinsic Value of a stock
To better understand what “intrinsic value” is for a stock, let’s first look at the stock’s price-earnings ratio , sometimes referred to as the PER, the P/E ratio or just the P/E. The price (P) in the numerator refers to the price of the stock. The earnings (E) in the denominator refers to the earnings…
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Are you an intelligent investor?
One great bonus in reading the revised edition of Benjamin Graham’s The Intelligent Investor book is the accompanying commentary for each chapter and even for the introduction by veteran investment writer Jason Zweig. What exactly does Benjamin Graham mean by an “intelligent” investor? “Back in the first edition of this book (The Intelligent Investor), (Benjamin)…
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Warren Buffett: America Has The Secret Sauce
A December 31, 2014, report, Warren Buffett On Why America Has The ‘Secret Sauce’, quoted Warren Buffett as reiterating this when asked about why he’s bullish on America: “The luckiest person ever born in the history of the world is the baby being born in America today. We have the secret sauce, and it unleashes human potential…
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IBM shares down but Warren Buffett could be happy
Excerpt from a CNN Money report, How to invest like a billionaire, dated 31 December 2014: “The company (Warren) Buffett may regret buying the most this year though is IBM…It’s by far and away the worst performer among the 30 top American businesses in the Dow. IBM is trying to reinvent itself by laying off…
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