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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"11. Are there other aspects of the business, somewhat peculiar to the industry involved, which will give the investor important clues as to how outstanding the company may be in relation to its competition?"
-- Philip A. Fisher - "One of the Fifteen points to look for in a common stock"

"He is a 100% fit for our culture," Mr. Buffett says. "I can define the culture while I am here, but we want a culture that is so embedded that it doesn't get tested when the founder of it isn't around. Todd is perfect in that respect."
-- Warren Buffett on Todd Combs

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



"With a quizzically raised eyebrow, Mr. Christopher H. Browne described efficient-market theory, which holds that stock prices reflect all available information, as "garbage in, garbage out." When another investment manager claimed to have made 250 company visits in the preceding year, Mr. Browne muttered, "What did you do? Drive by and wave?"
-- Christopher H. Browne

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

"When returns on capital are ordinary, an earn-more-by-putting-up-more record is no great managerial achievement. You can get the same result personally while operating from your rocking chair. just quadruple the capital you commit to a savings account and you will quadruple your earnings. You would hardly expect hosannas for that particular accomplishment. Yet, retirement announcements regularly sing the praises of CEOs who have, say, quadrupled earnings of their widget company during their reign - with no one examining whether this gain was attributable simply to many years of retained earnings and the workings of compound interest."
- 1985 Chairman's Letter to Shareholders
-- Warren Buffett

"If I was running $1 million today, or $10 million for that matter, I'd be fully invested. Anyone who says that size does not hurt investment performance is selling. The highest rates of return I've ever achieved were in the 1950s. I killed the Dow. You ought to see the numbers. But I was investing peanuts then. It's a huge structural advantage not to have a lot of money. I think I could make you 50% a year on $1 million. No, I know I could. I guarantee that."
"Homespun Wisdom from the 'Oracle of Omaha'", BusinessWeek, 5 July 1999.

Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
-- Kahlil Gibran

"This time Congress should listen to the slim accountants. The logic behind their thinking is simple:
If options aren't a form of compensation, what are they?
If compensation isn't an expense, what is it?
And if expenses shouldn't go into the calculation of earnings, where in the world should they go?"
-- Warren Buffet

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

"I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful."
- lecturing to a group of students at Columbia U. He was 21 years old.
-- Warren Buffett

I find it quite useful to think of a free-market economy - or partly free market economy - as sort of the equivalent of an ecosystem. Just as animals flourish in niches, people who specialize in some narrow niche can do very well.
-- Charlie Munger

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
-- Kahlil Gibran

"A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought."
-- Warren Buffett

"Charlie and I decided long ago that in an investment lifetime it's too hard to make hundreds of smart decisions. That judgement became ever more compelling as Berkshire's capital mushroomed and the universe of investments that could significantly affect our results shrank dramatically. Therefore, we adopted a strategy that required our being smart - and not too smart at that - only a very few times. Indeed, we'll now settle for one good idea a year. (Charlie says it's my turn.)"
-- Warren Buffett

History does not tell you the probability of future financial things happening.
-- Warren Buffett

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

"If you don't know jewellery, know the jeweller."
-- Warren Buffett