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Fear And Greed In VC Land

The venture capital set keeps tweeting this one Warren Buffett quote, for some reason.

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“Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful” – Warren Buffett

*its good to be greedy when others are fearful & good to be fearful when others are greedy" words of wisdom from @jennylefcourt the Buffett

"Sell when others are greedy; buy when others are fearful." "AGGGH! THE SKY IS FALLING! IT'S TEH END OF THE WORLD!!1!" 😶

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With all this talk of a winter in VC, I can’t help but to think of “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."

@nbashaw every VC blog post talked about how folks would be greedy when others were fearful. Those same folks are now being fearful!

"When people are fearful, be greedy..." https://t.co/gC1NPk5p3h

“Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful” Warren Buffett @Healthfundr is all in rt now https://t.co/hoTGTlr0Zu

@semil @fmanjoo @KevinYen greedy when rest are fearful; fear when rest are greedy

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Bear markets bring the best entrepreneurs AND the best investors. Buffet: be greedy when others are fearful & vice-v https://t.co/5Na1XbBQqX

Growing 100% year on year, profitable, insanely large market: @lendingclub. When the market is fearful, it's time to get greedy.

@semil @DanielleMorrill @alex or be greedy when others are fearful?

@RubyGold "be fearful when others are greedy, greedy when others are fearful", Buffett. Go long US tech stocks, sit tight.

You know what? Fuck it. $TWTR under $15 is a freakin great deal. I’m buyin. Be greedy when others are fuckin fearful. Cc: @sacca @alex

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Remember - the pros only quote legendary investors when it agrees with their current views. It's called confirmation alpha

@sacca @awealthofcs be greedy when others are fearful or some bullshit like that


William Alden is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco. Alden covers the technology industry.

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