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 is well go give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
-- Kahlil Gibran

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

"I never buy anything unless I can fill out on a piece of paper my reasons. I may be wrong, but I would know the answer to that. "I'm paying $32 billion today for the Coca Cola Company because..." If you can't answer that question, you shouldn't buy it. If you can answer that question, and you do it a few times, you'll make a lot of money."
-- Warren Buffett



"Time is the enemy of the poor business and the friend of the great business"
-- Warren Buffett

"[Gold] gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
Harvard, 1998
-- Warren Buffett

"If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the gross national product would go up."
-"Billionaires Are Free," New York magazine, November 6, 2006
-- Warren Buffett

"Great stocks are extremely hard to find. If they weren’t, then everyone would own them."
-- Philip A. Fisher

"If you're in the luckiest 1 per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent."
"Buffett blasts system that lets him pay less tax than secretary",
Times Online, 28 June, 2007.

"We have tried occasionally to buy toads at bargain prices with results that have been chronicled in past reports. Clearly our kisses fell flat. We have done well with a couple of princes - but they were princes when purchased. At least our kisses didn't turn them into toads. And, finally, we have occasionally been quite successful in purchasing fractional interests in easily-identifiable princes at toad-like prices."
1981 Chairman's Letters to Shareholders
-- 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

“It turns out that value investing is something that is in your blood. There are people who just don’t have the patience and discipline to do it, and there are people who do. So it leads me to think it’s genetic.”
-- Seth Klarman

Fixable but unfixed bad performance is bad character and tends to create more of itself, causing more damage to the excuse giver with each tolerated instance.
-- Charlie Munger

Avoid working directly under somebody you don't admire and don't want to be like.
-- Charlie Munger

If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
-- Napoleon Hill

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms.
-- Kahlil Gibran

“Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.”
-- Warren Buffett

"It takes character to set there with all that cash and do nothing. I didn’t get to where I am by going after mediocre opportunities."
-- Charlie Munger

“If you are a value investor, you have to be a long-term investor. And if you accept that, then you understand that you will lag your peers or the benchmark at times,” Mr. Eveillard said. “The truth is, it's warmer inside the herd. It's moving outside the herd that is hard to do.”
-- Jean-Marie Eveillard