Lessons From Warren Buffett: We Like Haystacks Not Needles

When it comes to finding companies to invest in, Warren Buffett likes opportunities that are so clear and obvious that they practically jump right out and grab you. He doesn’t want to have to dive deep into analyzing a company before it becomes clear that it is a good investment.

“We’re not looking for needles in haystacks or anything of the sort,” Warren Buffett said at the 1994 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. “You know, we like haystacks, not needles, basically, and we want it to shout at us.”

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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