look-through earnings

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A concept popularized by Warren Buffett for analyzing investments. Instead of judging an investment by price movement, Buffett prefers to account for the share of earnings that an investor is entitled to as a partial owner of a company as if it had been distributed as a dividend.

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You should try and use look-through earnings to figure out the best path for you to take in the future.

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The look-through earnings approach was something involving Warren Buffet and I did not like it because I was not a fan of Warren Buffet.

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My hedge fund manager tends to use the concept of look-through earnings in order to see how much he would have made on a stock if he were the direct owner rather than a shareholder.

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