Tips by Warren Buffett

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To evaluate arbitrage situations you must answer four questions:(1) How likely is it that the promised event will indeed occur?(2) How...
Earnings can be as pliable as putty when a charlatan heads the company reporting them. Eventually truth will surface, but in the meantime a lot of...
Beware of past-performance "proofs" in finance: If history books were the key to riches, the Forbes 400 would consist of librarians.
In the acquisition arena, restructuring has been raised to an art form: Managements now frequently use mergers to dishonestly rearrange the value of...
In recent years, probity has eroded. Many major corporations still play things straight, but a significant and growing number of otherwise high-grade...
Berkshire Hathaway buys when the lemmings are heading the other way. Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. You can't buy what is...
Tags: contrarian
Hedge funds are a huge fad. You can pick any ten hedge funds and I'll bet that on average they will underperform the S&P over the next ten years. You...
Tags: hedge funds
The definition of a great company is one that will be great for 25 or 30 years.
There's a difference between the quality of a business and the quality of a management. If it's a strong enough business, it should be able to...
Tags: management, CEOs
Examine the record of, say, the 200 highest earning companies from 1970 to 1980 and tabulate how many have increased per-share earnings by 15%...
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