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Business Buys
You know competition intuitively
You follow competition (financials, etc.)
you derive meaningful cross-insights
you can peg the Lynch categories (fast grower, stalwart, etc.) almost immediately
you can identify saturation very quickly
you know whether acquisitions are good or bad at first glance
you know all the companies in that issue of Value Line
you analyze the logic of an analysis vs. the person writing it

We went into a Denny's (on purpose) this weekend. I didn't need anything other than a quick visit to get acquainted again with the story

Numbers Buys
You have to look up the competition
You aren't really sure why they dominate the space
You don't follow anybody else
you analyze this company alone without putting it industry context
you aren't 100% sure of the Lynch categories
Skipping the conference calls becomes an option
Forecast are FAR more meaningful than details
we have no idea if that acquisition is good or bad
we don't know really what's coming in the EPS report
other people do a much better job than you in analyzing the biz
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