When it comes to investing, my suggestion is to first understand your strengths and weaknesses, and then devise a simple strategy so that you can sleep at night!
Fear and greed are probably the worst emotions to have in connection with the purchase and sale of stocks.
We like to buy stocks which we feel are undervalued and then we have to have the guts to buy more when they go down.
Ben was really a contrarian but he didn't use those terms because he was really buying value.
If you are honest, hardworking, reasonably intelligent and have good common sense, you can do well in the investment field as long as you are not too greedy and don't get too emotional when things go against you.
I like the idea of company-paid dividends.
Making a decision to sell is the most difficult thing we do.
Price is the most important factor to use in relation to value.
My first job at Graham-Newman was to prepare the annual report for that 10th year.
Have patience. Stocks don't go up immediately.
Before selling, try to re-evaluate the company again and see where the stock sells in realtion to its book value.
Don't buy on tips or for a quick move.
Look for companies that do not have a lot of debt.
Most look at earnings and earnings potential, well I can't get into that game.
The market is a very emotional place that appeals to fear and greed.
You have to have patience in this field.
I have been around a long time and Wall Street has changed a lot.
Buy stocks where the outlook is not good.
Try to buy assets at a discount than to buy earnings.
Make sure you have the courage to stay true to your convictions and not let the market affect your emotions.
We get a feeling, if we can, about what we think the company is worth.
If there are not too many value stocks that I can find, the market isn't all that cheap.
Don't be in too much of a hurry to sell.
Have the courage of your convictions once you have made a decision.
Try to look for weaknesses in your thinking.
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