Renowned Financial Editor Shares Warren Buffett’s Biggest Mistakes & How To Learn From Them

Leader Financial Newsletter Analyst Chris Mayer Explains how the “Oracle of Omaha’s” Mistakes of the Past can Make you a Smarter Investor Today

Stansberry Investor Hour host Porter Stansberry interviewed editor at Bonner & Partners and bestselling investing author Chris Mayer. The two discussed getting started in stock market investing and how to go about finding good businesses.

“The focus should be on businesses first and figuring out what they’re worth,” Mayer said. “You should only put money away in stocks that you can afford to leave alone for a while and stomach the volatility. Get your financial house in order first. Pay off your debts and mortgage. That way, you won’t be so worried about your portfolio falling.”

Mayer shared noted billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s investing pitfalls, including how he could’ve made more money – and lost less.

“His biggest mistakes have been mistakes of omission… things he didn’t buy,” Mayer said.

During Buffett’s down years, his company’s stock, Berkshire Hathaway, struggled… but in the end, it skyrocketed because of Buffett’s diversified philosophy of investing in great businesses.

“There was a time for seven years when Berkshire stock didn’t move,” Mayer said.

In the episode’s interview, Stansberry and Mayer also discuss when it makes sense to abandon an investment no matter how profitable it’s been in the past and the three biggest adversaries to investing.

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About Porter Stansberry

Porter Stansberry founded Stansberry Research in 1999 with the firm’s flagship newsletter, Stansberry’s Investment Advisory. 

Prior to launching Stansberry Research, Porter was the first American editor of the Fleet Street Letter, the world’s oldest English-language financial newsletter.

Today, Porter is well-known for doing some of the most important – and often controversial – work in the financial advisory business. Since he launched Stansberry’s Investment Advisory, his string of accurate forecasts has made his advisory one of the most widely read in the world and has helped his readers both avoid catastrophe and make incredible gains.

For example, his dead-on prediction of the mortgage meltdown got the attention of Barron’s, who said Porter’s work was “remarkably prescient… Nothing, as far as we can see, has happened to contradict his dire prophecy…”

At Stansberry Research, Porter oversees more than a dozen of the best editors and analysts in the business, who do an exhaustive amount of real-world, independent research. Together, his group has visited hundreds of publicly traded companies to bring Stansberry Research subscribers the safest, most profitable investment ideas in the world, no matter what’s happening in the markets.

About Buck Sexton

Buck Sexton is host of the nationally syndicated talk radio program, Buck Sexton with America Now, heard on over 100 stations across the country.

Buck is a political commentator and national security analyst who appears frequently on the Fox News Channel and CNN. Buck has also had the distinction of being a guest host for Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity on their nationally syndicated radio shows, and is the only talent to have hosted all three shows.

Buck formerly served as a CIA officer in the Counterterrorism Center (CTC) and the Office of Iraq Analysis. He completed tours of duty as an intelligence officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other hotspots around the globe, and led intelligence briefings for senior U.S. officials including the president. Buck also served in the New York Police Department (NYPD) Intelligence Division working on counterterrorism issues.

A graduate of Amherst College, Buck was born and raised in New York City, where he currently resides.

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