This investing search engine is just a google based search restricted to a few specific sites (with a lot of information) where investing ideas have been discussed among retail investors. It is also restricted to specialised or general news sites where information about value investors is gathered and discussed as well as the companies where they invest at. A couple of example sites are yahoo finance where a lot of information is discussed every day about investing and companies and gurufocus where, among other things, value investors' quarterly transactions are being closely followed.


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Book value is an accounting concept, recording the accumulated financial input from both contributed capital and retained earnings. Intrinsic business value is an economic concept, estimating future cash output discounted to present value. Book value tells you what has been put in; intrinsic business value estimates what can be taken out.
-- Warren Buffett

"Success in investing doesn't correlate with I.Q. once you're above the level of 125. Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to control the urges that get other people into trouble in investing."
- BusinessWeek Interview June 25 1999
-- Warren Buffett

When managers want to get across the facts of the business to you, it can be done within the rules of accounting. Unfortunately, when they want to play games, at least in some industries, it can also be done within the rules of accounting. If you can't recognize the differences, you shouldn't be in the equity-picking business.
-- Warren Buffett



"The fact that people will be full of greed, fear or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable."
- Financial Review, 1985
-- Warren Buffett

The strategy we've adopted precludes our following standard diversification dogma. Many pundits would therefore say the strategy must be riskier than that employed by more conventional investors. We disagree. We believe that a policy of portfolio concentration may well decrease risk if it raises, as it should, both the intensity with which an investor thinks about a business and the comfort-level he must feel with its economic characteristics before buying into it.
- 1993 Chairman's Letter to Shareholders
-- Warren Buffett

"Wall Street is the only place that people ride to work in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway."
-- Warren Buffett

The very term "value investing" is redundant. What is investing if it is not the act of seeking value at least sufficient to justify the amount paid? Consciously paying more for a stock than its calculated value - in the hope that it can soon be sold for a still-higher price - should be labeled speculation (which is neither illegal, immoral nor -- in our view -- financially fattening).
-- Warren Buffett

"The managers at fault periodically report on the lesson they have learned from the latest disappointment. They then usually seek out future lessons."
-- Warren Buffett

When you have solved all the mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of life.
-- Kahlil Gibran

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
-- Napoleon Hill

If you can't find any companies that you think are attractive, put your money in the bank until you discover some.
-- Peter Lynch

"The strategy we've adopted precludes our following standard diversification dogma. Many pundits would therefore say the strategy must be riskier than that employed by more conventional investors. We disagree. We believe that a policy of portfolio concentration may well decrease risk if it raises, as it should, both the intensity with which an investor thinks about a business and the comfort-level he must feel with its economic characteristics before buying into it."
- 1993 Chairman's Letter to Shareholders
-- Warren Buffett

"When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact."
-- Warren Buffett

"First, many in Wall Street - a community in which quality control is not prized - will sell investors anything they will buy."
- 2000 Letter to Shareholders
-- Warren Buffett

"The future is never clear, and you pay a very high price in the stock market for a cheery consensus. Uncertainty is the friend of the buyer of long-term values."
-- Warren Buffett

"Long ago, Sir Isaac Newton gave us three laws of motion, which were the work of genius. But Sir Isaac's talents didn't extend to investing: He lost a bundle in the South Sea Bubble, explaining later, 'I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men.' If he had not been traumatized by this loss, Sir Isaac might well have gone on to discover the Fourth Law of Motion: For investors as a whole, returns decrease as motion increases."
- Berkshire Hathaway 2005 Chairman's Letter
-- Warren Buffett

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
-- Warren Buffett

A story that was passed down from Ben Graham illustrates the lemminglike behavior of the crowd: Let me tell you the story of the oil prospector who met St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. When told his occupation, St. Peter said, "Oh, I'm really sorry. You seem to meet all the tests to get into heaven. But we've got a terrible problem. See that pen over there? That's where we keep the oil prospectors waiting to get into heaven. And it's filled, we haven't got room for even one more." The oil prospector thought for a minute and said, "Would you mind if I just said four words to those folks? I can't see any harm in that," said St. Pete. So the old-timer cupped his hands and yelled out, "Oil discovered in hell!" Immediately, the oil prospectors wrenched the lock off the door of the pen and out they flew, flapping their wings as hard as they could for the lower regions. "You know, that's a pretty good trick," St. Pete said. "Move in. The place is yours. You've got plenty of room." The old fellow scratched his head an
d said, "No. If you don't mind, I think I'll go along with the rest of them. There may be some truth to that rumor after all."
-- Warren Buffett on Benjamin Graham