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Warren Buffett, The Intelligent Investor, Optimism

Buffett's top 'picks': Wedding licenses, investor 'bible': " . . . When one student asked for a stock tip, Buffett, widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century, gave him a simple answer: Buy a copy of The Intelligent Investor, the investing bible written by Benjamin Graham, father of value investing. That and two wedding licenses, Buffett said, were his best investments. . . . Buffett's optimism was clear throughout. "If you look at the twentieth century, with two wars, the Spanish influenza, and the Great Depression, and the Dow went from 66 to 11,497. With all those terrible things happening, America works." (read more at link above)

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