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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"It's crazy to take little in between jobs just because they look good on your resume. That's like saving sex for your old age. Do what you love and work for whom you admire the most, and you've given yourself the best chance in life you can."
2001?
- speech at Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia
-- Warren Buffett

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

"Of one thing be certain: if a CEO is enthused about a particularly foolish acquisition, both his internal staff and his outside advisors will come up with whatever projections are needed to justify his stance. Only in fairy tales are emperors told that they are naked."
-- Warren Buffett



“In short, we believe market efficiency is a fine academic theory that is unlikely ever to bear meaningful resemblance to the real world of investing.”
-- Seth Klarman

The number one idea is to view a stock as an ownership of the business and to judge the staying quality of the business in terms of its competitive advantage. Look for more value in terms of discounted future cash-flow than you are paying for. Move only when you have an advantage.

It’s not given to human beings to have such talent that they can just know everything about everything all the time. But it is given to human beings who work hard at it - who look and sift the world for a mispriced bet - that they can occasionally find one.
-- Charlie Munger

"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

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

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

When asked how he became so successful in investing, Buffett answered: "we read hundreds and hundreds of annual reports every year."
-- Warren Buffett

There is always something to worry about. Avoid weekend thinking and ignore the latest dire predictions of the newscasters. Sell a stock because the company's fundamentals deteriorate, not because the sky is falling.
-- Peter Lynch

The sillier the market's behavior, the greater the opportunity for the business-like investor.
-- Warren Buffett

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
-- Napoleon Hill

"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

"I'd be a bum on the street with a tin cup if the markets were always efficient."
-- Warren Buffett

"In a difficult business, no sooner is one problem solved than another surfaces - never is there just one cockroach in the kitchen."
-- 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.

"You're neither right nor wrong because other people agree with you. You're right because your facts are right and your reasoning is right'"and that's the only thing that makes you right. And if your facts and reasoning are right, you don't have to worry about anybody else."

"We're more comfortable in that kind of business. It means we miss a lot of very big winners. But we wouldn't know how to pick them out anyway. It also means we have very few big losers - and that's quite helpful over time. We're perfectly willing to trade away a big payoff for a certain payoff."
- 1999 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
-- Warren Buffett