What the wise man does in the beginning, the fool does in the end – Shares in the Berkshire Hathaway Textile Company could be had for around $7.50 when Mr. Buffett first started buying the stock for himself and his partners. It closed at $214,400 April 29th 2015. That’s an increase in excess of 2,850,000%. What a man and his vision:
Here are seven interesting things I learned about Warren Buffett from The Snowball, and some ideas on how they can help you’re investing:
- Buffett set goals young. (He really started, really young)
Buffet began obsessing over numbers as a child. He raced marbles with a stopwatch and calculated the lifespan of hymn composers when six-years old. He sold chewing gum at seven and Coca Cola when he was eight: the same year he began wearing a money-changer on his belt.
Continue reading “Warren Buffet and Berkshire’s 50th anniversary #BRK50”
History shows that mutual fund investors generally increase inflows after observing periods of strong performance. They buy at high prices when future expected returns are lower, and they sell after observing periods of poor performance when future expected returns are now higher.
This results in what author Carl Richards called the “behavior gap,” in which investor returns are well below the returns of the funds in which they invest. Perhaps with this observation in mind, Warren Buffett once said, “The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.” Continue reading “Who is the enemy of Investors ?”
Equity investing is something that can’t be taught or learned in a limited period. It requires time, patience and rules that you can bank on. I shared few principles from the famous book Beating the Street by Peter Lynch few days back. At the end of the book Lynch shared 25 Golden Rules of investing: (Which is interesting because I count 26)
- Investing is fun, exciting, and dangerous if you don’t do any work.
- Your investor’s edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It’s something you already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies or industries you already understand. Continue reading “Why you should invest in Equity Market”
There are several types on Investors in the market making investments in one or more categories of assets with the objective of making a profit. To name a few Individual investors, Angel investors, Sweat equity investor, Venture capitalist funds, Investment Trusts, Mutual funds, Hedge funds and Sovereign wealth funds.. here are some of the views how investment defined by them.
Warren buffet: A good business that can be purchased for less than the discounted value of its future earnings. Continue reading “Types on Investors in the Market”
“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” – Gordon Gekko
“Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffet
Greed may have been good for Gordon Gekko (at least for a while), but in the investment world it rarely is as Warren Buffett is famous for saying.
Investors are unequivocally greedy today, and with some perspective it is hard to blame them. Continue reading “Greed is Good ?”