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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Beware the investment activity that produces applause; the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.
-- Warren Buffett

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
-- Napoleon Hill

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



"It's class warfare, my class is winning, but they shouldn't be."
- CNN Interview, May 25 2005, in arguing the need to raise taxes on the rich.
-- Warren Buffett

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

The value of a business is the cash it's going to produce in the future.
-- Warren Buffett

"The list of qualities [an investor ought to have] include patience, self-reliance, common sense, a tolerance for pain, open-mindedness, detachment, persistence, humility, flexibility, a willingness to do independent research, an equal willingness to admit mistakes, and the ability to ignore general panic."
-- Peter Lynch

I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
-- Napoleon Hill

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

A person infatuated with measurement, who has his head stuck in the sand of the balance sheets, is not likely to succeed.
-- Peter Lynch

The arithmetic makes it plain that inflation is a far more devastating tax than anything that has been enacted by our legislature. The inflation tax has a fantastic ability to simply consume capital. It makes no difference to a widow with her savings in a 5 percent passbook account whether she pays 100 percent income tax on her interest income during a period of zero inflation or pays no income taxes during years of 5 percent inflation. Either way, she is 'taxed' in a manner that leaves her no real income whatsoever. Any money she spends comes right out of capital. She would find outrageous a 120 percent income tax but doesn't seem to notice that 5 percent inflation is the economic equivalent.
-- Warren Buffett

"The more the theory of efficient markets is believed, the less efficient the markets become."
-- George Soros

“So the question is not, Are people smart, are people sophisticated, do they have clever ways of looking at things, are they looking in the right areas? The question is, Are there periods when none of that matters because their human natures get the best of them ? “
-- Seth Klarman

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith

"In the insurance business, there is no statute of limitation on stupidity."
-- Warren Buffett

“Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful”.
-- Warren Buffett

"12. Does the company have a short-range or long-range outlook in regards to profits?"
-- Philip A. Fisher - "One of the Fifteen points to look for in a common stock"

"Investing is the one sphere of life and activity where victory, security and success is always to the minority and never to the majority."
-- John Maynard Keynes