The table below shows the performance of Buffett Partnership, a hegde fund Warren Buffett ran between 1956 and 1969.
“Book value tells you what has been put in; intrinsic business value estimates what can be taken out. “ Buffett: Chairman’s Letter – 1983 – Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Link: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/letters/1983.html Now let’s focus on two terms that I mentioned earlier and that you will encounter in future annual reports. Let’s start with intrinsic value, an all-important concept that […]
Charlie and I have agreed on around 100 stocks over the years that we thought were shorts or promotions. Had we acted on them, we might have lost all of our money, every though we were right just about every time. A bubble plays on human nature. Nobody knows when it’s going to pop, or […]
1. Good businesses are difficult to knock off Snickers has been the #1 candy bar for the past 40 years. If you gave me $1 billion to knock off Snickers, I can’t do it. That’s the test of a good business. You don’t knock off Coke or Gilette. Richard Branson is a marketing genius. He […]
Buffett: An IPO is like a negotiated transaction – the seller chooses when to come public – and it’s unlikely to be a time that’s favorable to you. So, by scanning 100 IPOs, you’re way less likely to find anything interesting than scanning an average group of 100 stocks. The seller of a $100,000 house […]