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!
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.
Try to buy assets at a discount than to buy earnings.
When you buy a depressed company it's not going to go up right after you buy it, believe me.
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.
Fear and greed are probably the worst emotions to have in connection with the purchase and sale of stocks.
Timidity prompted by past failures causes investors to miss the most important bull markets.
Look for companies that do not have a lot of debt.
You have to invest the way that's comfortable for you.
If the stock goes down we want to buy more.
Earnings can change dramatically. Usually assets change slowly.
Don't be afraid to be a loner but be sure that you are correct in your judgement.
The market is a very emotional place that appeals to fear and greed.
A lot of companies have lots of assets tied up in plant and equipment. Well, is it old plant, or is it new plant?
Don't be in too much of a hurry to sell.
Each year we buy stocks and they go up, we sell them and then we try to buy something cheaper.
Be sure that debt does not exceed 100% of the equity.
If the market is so cheap, you want to get something with a little more zip in it, or potential.
Don't sell on bad news.
If the market were way over priced, I wouldn't own any stocks.
Be careful of leverage. It can go against you.
If there are not too many value stocks that I can find, the market isn't all that cheap.
Have patience. Stocks don't go up immediately.
Ben was really a contrarian but he didn't use those terms because he was really buying value.
People don't like to buy things that are going down.
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