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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Whenever I read about some company undertaking a cost-cutting program, I know it's not a company that really knows what costs are all about. Spurts don't work in this area. The really good manager does not wake up in the morning and say, "This is the day I'm going to cut costs," any more than he wakes up and decides to practice breathing.
-- 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

"I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute."
-- Warren Buffett



"In a bull market, one must avoid the error of the preening duck that quacks boastfully after a torrential rainstorm, thinking that its paddling skills have caused it to rise in the world. A right-thinking duck would instead compare its position after the downpour to that of the other ducks on the pond."
- Letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, 1997
-- Warren Buffett

Often, there is no correlation between the success of a company's operations and the success of its stock over a few months or even a few years. In the long term, there is a 100 percent correlation between the success of the company and the success of its stock. This disparity is the key to making money; it pays to be patient, and to own successful
-- Peter Lynch

Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the "time to be right" to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
-- Napoleon Hill

"Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy. Profit from folly rather than participate in it."
-- Warren Buffett

"3. How effective are the company’s research and development efforts in relation to its size?"
-- Philip A. Fisher - "One of the Fifteen points to look for in a common stock"

The safest way to try to get what you want is to try to deserve what you want. It's such a simple idea. It's the golden rule. You want to deliver to the world what you would buy if you were on the other end.
-- Charlie Munger

Intense interest in any subject is indispensable if you're really going to excel in it.
-- Charlie Munger

The ideal business is one that earns very high returns on capital and that keeps using lots of capital at those high returns. That becomes a compounding machine.
-- Warren Buffett

"Sometimes you're outside your core competency. Level 3 is one of those times but I've made a bet on the people and I feel I understand the people. There was a time when people made a bet on me."
Oct. 2002, Warren Buffett, when questioned about his investment in Level 3
See also wikipedia on Level 3 Communications.

"For some reason, people take their cues from price action rather than from values. What doesn't work is when you start doing things that you don't understand or because they worked last week for somebody else. The dumbest reason in the world to buy a stock is because it's going up."
-- Warren Buffett

"15. Does the company have a management of unquestionable integrity?"
-- Philip A. Fisher - "One of the Fifteen points to look for in a common stock"

Above all, never fool yourself, and remember that you are the easiest person to fool.
-- Charlie Munger

“Only buy something that you’d be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years.”
-- Warren Buffett

"An irresistable footnote: in 1971, pension fund managers invested a record 122% of net funds available in equities - at full prices they couldn't buy enough of them. In 1974, after the bottom had fallen out, they committed a then record low of 21% to stocks."
- 1978 Chairman's Letter to Shareholders
-- Warren Buffett

"If a business does well, the stock eventually follows."
-- Warren Buffett