Lessons From Warren Buffett

Lessons From Warren Buffett: Always Think of Stocks as Businesses

Warren Buffett doesn’t just see stocks as a series of buy and sell prices that are constantly being offered. He always looks at investing as an opportunity to buy a business, whether it is buying the whole business or just a small number of shares.

“It’s very important to have that mindset that we are buying businesses, whether we’re buying 100 shares of something or whether we’re buying the entire company,” Warren Buffett said at the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. “We always think of them as businesses.”

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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 a 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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