Collection: Peter Lynch - #3 'Hold Your Great Stocks'



[Transcript]

INTERVIEWER 00:00

Now a lot of people when they’re lucky enough or smart enough to get a company that’s going up they then – they take their profits.


PETER LYNCH 00:05

Right.


INTERVIEWER 00:06

And you made the case in a book that you should actually hang in there with the really great stocks and you even got a call from Warren Buffett as a result.


PETER LYNCH 00:12

In 1989 I’m at home, the phone rings and those weren’t my friends but one of my daughters, six-year-old Annie picked up and said, “there’s a Mr. Buffett online”. I said "that’s got be a joke."


I picked it up and this is Warren Buffett from Omaha, Nebraska. I read your book my annual report is going to use (one of your) lines, can I use your line? He said it all about seven seconds and I said that’s great, I’d love to do it, what’s the line?


He said I love this it’s been waiting to do this. When you sell your great companies and add to the losers it’s like watering the weeds and cutting the flowers. He said I want to put it in.


He said if you ever come to Nebraska you don’t call me, you’ll be [inaudible] all over Nebraska.


INTERVIEWER 00:50

So, did you call him?


PETER LYNCH 00:51

Oh yeah, several times we play bridge together. We’ve had several meetings. Great guy.


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[YAPSS Takeaway]

When you sell your great companies and add to the losers it’s like watering the weeds and cutting the flowers.