Top 35 Whitney Tilson Quotes

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We call ourselves 'opportunistic value investors.'
We call ourselves ‘opportunistic value investors.’

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Because I’m a very public figure, everybody knows what my returns are.

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Most chief executives rise to that position by being good operating managers. Few have extensive experience or training with capital allocation. What CEO wants to return excess cash to shareholders when it could be used to expand his or her empire?

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Mueller is the leading North American provider of water infrastructure and flow control products – things such as fire hydrants, valves, pipes, fittings, and couplings. While this is no doubt a mundane business, it is also an excellent one.

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The consequences of overestimating a company and your ability to analyse it are greatly diminished when you’re paying a lot less for it than your analysis shows it is worth.

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I have encountered thousands of value investors over the years and am constantly struck by their differences – and their similarities.

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It’s critical to have a disciplined investing approach and stick with it.

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The relative illiquidity of small-company shares – which often contributes to their being undervalued – also increases their volatility.

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I have never believed that large-cap stocks are too well followed to be anything but efficiently priced.

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Parents are, of course, most important in shaping their children’s lives, but teachers are critically important as well. Who among us doesn’t look back on a few great teachers who inspired us, opened up new worlds, and helped make us who we are?

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Nirvana, to a value investor, is paying a cheap price for a company that is growing in value every year at a nice rate – this largely explains why today we own stocks like Berkshire Hathaway, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Microsoft, Costco and Anheuser-Busch.

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Wall Street, in the main, hates uncertainty, which manifests itself in depressed share prices of companies whose prospects lack ‘visibility.’ But where the market can err is in confusing uncertainty with risk.

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While everyone would love to have that perfect portfolio of stocks that can be bought and held forever, it usually does not work out that way. Markets, technology, and businesses change too quickly to put portfolios on autopilot.

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One can’t be a successful investor without a healthy dose of confidence. To commit your own and others’ hard-earned capital requires conviction, and conviction requires confidence. But as with fine brandy or coffee ice cream, too much of a good thing can be problematic.

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When it comes to owning stocks of the best-known businesses in the world, value investors usually feel like children looking through the window of the candy store, unable to afford the treats inside because they refuse to pay the prices such high-quality franchises typically bear.

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It’s difficult to fix a truly broken business, but when it happens, the returns can be extraordinary.

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While I take no pleasure in others’ misfortunes, we’ve historically made most of our profits from other investors behaving in a panicked and irrational fashion and selling us certain stocks at prices far below their intrinsic value. More volatility equals cheaper stocks, which equals higher returns.

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If I bring to light a company that’s poisoning customers, defrauding investors, or something like that… there just aren’t enough regulators in the world to keep up with all of the fraud and malfeasance that goes on out there, particularly in the little nooks and crannies of the market.

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Just because a company’s future is highly uncertain doesn’t mean an investment in it is risky. In fact, some of the best potential investments are highly uncertain but have little risk of permanent capital loss.

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I love and celebrate good teachers, and it’s critical that we do more to identify them and keep them happy and motivated.

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Without doubt, timely and democratic access to financial and market information contributes to smoothly functioning financial markets.

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I am part of the 1 percent of the 1 percent. By that, I mean that I am fortunate to be a wealthy American, and I say, ‘It’s okay to raise my taxes.’

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Well-managed companies with independent boards have nothing to fear from activist shareholders.

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My experience is that very few people have what it takes to be a successful investor, as I discussed in The Arrogance of Stock Picking.

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In life, an abundance of confidence gives us higher motivation, persistence, and optimism and can allow us to accomplish things we otherwise might not have undertaken.

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My portfolio consists of many companies I find fundamentally undervalued in which I expect activism to play a role in the value being realised.

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There is no sure-fire way to get rich quickly. In fact, the pursuit of that usually leads to ruin.

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While there’s always plenty of room for improvement, our government is actually quite effective and efficient. Our military and judicial systems and national parks are the best in the world. Unlike in countries where government corruption is rampant, I’ve never once been solicited for a bribe.

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Pence is far too conservative for me, but by all accounts, he’s an intelligent, experienced, decent man with no skeletons in his closet.

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I have long believed the corporate world is plagued by poor capital allocation decisions.

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My advice to most people is don’t short stocks. It’s a very, very difficult business. And you can really get clobbered.

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I think most people agree with the idea of shared sacrifice, but for many, when push comes to shove, that principle goes out the window.

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The best way I know to get rich long-term is to invest prudently and conservatively and not try and get rich quick but try and get rich slowly, basically.

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Early in my career, we were just pure bottoms-up stock pickers.

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The exact details of how you practice value investing will vary investor to investor, but the fundamental principle of scouring the world, looking for dollar bills that you can buy for 50 cents or at some big discount – that is universal to value investing.

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