Warren Buffett on Holding Cash ~ Quote of the Week ~ market folly

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Warren Buffett on Holding Cash ~ Quote of the Week

Warren Buffett is one of the best sources for financial market quotations and rightly so. In fact, we've even compiled Buffett's top 25 quotes. For Market Folly's quote of the week, we turn this week to the Oracle of Omaha's stance on holding cash:

"The one thing I will tell you is the worst investment you can have is cash. Everybody is talking about cash being king and all that sort of thing. Cash is going to become worth less over time. But good businesses are going to become worth more over time. And you don’t want to pay too much for them so you have to have some discipline about what you pay. But the thing to do is find a good business and stick with it. We always keep enough cash around so I feel very comfortable and don’t worry about sleeping at night. But it’s not because I like cash as an investment. Cash is a bad investment over time. But you always want to have enough so that nobody else can determine your future essentially."

~ Warren Buffett

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