Buffett: Avoid Bad Businesses

Question: What businesses should we avoid? Buffett: In the textile industry, we always had new machinery that held the promise of increasing our profit, but it never did because everyone else bought the same machinery. It was sort of like being in a crowd, and everyone stands on tip-toes – your view doesn’t improve, but […]

What is intrinsic value

“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 […]