Showing posts with label short posts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label short posts. Show all posts

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Can we Buy a Stock Because it is Going Up?

A Stupid Rejoicing Business Man Drawing Graph

"For some reason, people take their cues from price action rather than from values. What doesn't work is when you start doing things that you don't understand or because they worked last week for somebody else. The dumbest reason in the world to buy a stock is because it's going up."

Warren Buffett

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Stock Market is Only to See If Anybody is Acting Foolish

Fool with Stock Market Screen Background

"The market is there only as a reference point to see if anybody is offering to do anything foolish. When we invest in stocks, we invest in businesses."
Warren Buffett

Friday, May 19, 2017

Greed Fear and Folly in Sock Market

"The fact that people will be full of greed, fear, or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable."

Warren Buffett

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

To Invest Do I need to Know Beta and Option Pricing?

Investors Happy that they Don't Know Beta and Option Pricing
Investors Happy that they Don't Know Beta and Option Pricing

"To invest successfully, you need not know understand beta, efficient markets, modern portfolio theory, option pricing, or emerging markets. You may, in fact be, better off knowing nothing of these. That of course, is not prevailing view at most business schools, whose finance curriculum tends to be dominated by such subjects. In our view, though, investment students need only two well-taught courses - How to Value a Business, and How to Think About Market Prices."
Warren Buffett

Sunday, April 16, 2017

How Good are Investment Advisors?

Young Business Woman with sacs of fees and small wad of investment returns

"Most advisors are far better at generating high fees than they are at generating high returns."
Warren Buffett

Friday, April 14, 2017

What are the Essential Requirements of an Investment?

Double barrelled gun and investor stating the two essential requirements of an an investment

"My own preference is an investment in productive assets, whether businesses, farms, or real estate. Ideally, these assts should have the ability in inflationary times to deliver output that will retain its purchasing power value while requiring a minimum of new capital investments. Farms, real estate, and many businesses such as Coca-Cola, IBM, and our own See's Candy meet that double-barrelled test."
Warren Buffett

When is the Right Time to Buy the Stock of a Great Company?

Patient on operating table and three doctors

"The best thing that happens to us is when a great company gets into temporary trouble... We want to buy them when they're on the operating table."
Warren Buffett

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Don't Play a Game That You Don't Understand

Picture shows two dice and a question, "Can we afford to play a game that we don't understand?"

"There are some parts of the game that we don't understand, so we don't play with them."
Warren Buffett

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Stock Market Bubbles Repeat

Soap Bubbles on a blue background

"We will have another bubble, but usually you don't get it the same way you got it before."
Warren Buffett

Saturday, April 8, 2017

How People Behave on the Stock Market?

Colourful Picture Shows a Large Crowd of Urban People on the Street
Large Crowd of Investors on the Wall Street

"When people get fearful, they get fearful en masse. Confidence comes back one at a time. When they get greedy, they get greedy en masse."
Warren Buffett

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Stock Market is an Auction Market

Picture shows an auction in progress. Colour Black and white

"In stock markets it's an auction market, and crazy things can happen."
Warren Buffett

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Stock Forecaster Glorifies Fortuneteller

Picture shows Investor forecasting stock and a woman crystal ball firtuneteller

"We have long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune-tellers look good. Even now, Charlie [Munger] and I continue to believe that short-term market forecasts are poison and should be kept locked up in a safe place, away from children and also from grown-ups who behave in the market like children."

Warren Buffett

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Money Moves from Active to Patient in the Stockmarket

Picture shows active and dozing Investors

"Our stay-put behaviour reflects our view that stock market serves as a relocation center at which money is moved from the active to the patient."

Warren Buffett 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Look At the Business Aspects of the Investment

Picture has two parts: man explaining business model and the other magician performing tricks with stock. A girl is looking at the business aspects

"We are not looking at the aspects of the stock, we 're looking at the aspects of the business."

Warren Buffett

Growth and Value are Inseperable

Picture shows a balanced scale in one corner and investor riding growth in another corner. A chin binds the words Growth and Value.

'Most analysts feel they must choose between two approaches customarily thought to be in opposition: "value" and "growth."... In our opinion, the two approaches are joined at the hip: Growth is always a component in the calculation of value.'

Warren Buffett

Monday, March 27, 2017

Predictions Tell More About the Predictor

Picture shows a predictor with a telescope and a gazing at a climbing graph

"A prediction about the direction of the stock market tells you nothing about where stocks are headed, but a whole lot about the person doing the predicting."

Warren Buffett

Difference Between Wise and Fool

Picture shows a Joker and a wise old man in two corners: bottom-left and top-right

"What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end."

Warren Buffett