Warren Buffett: Tips for Investing in a Stock Market Crash


How does the greatest investor of all time, Warren Buffett, think the average person should invest during a stock market crash.


And I know what you’re thinking, Hamish, we’re not in a stock market crash.

And, you’re right we’re not. The market is up a pretty normal amount this year and enough though the last few weeks have been pretty rough, there isn’t anything screaming that a market crash is coming

Well except Jeremy Grantham but he’s always screaming.

But anyway the point of this video is to make sure you are prepared for the next crash, whenever it actually happens.

Because once it begins, it’s already too late for you.

These events when they do happen, don’t come around very often and even though they can be scary, they’re actually the best time for investors to make a lot of money.

And the tips provided by Warren Buffett today, especially tip number 2, will help you make the most of these opportunities.



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58 thoughts on “Warren Buffett: Tips for Investing in a Stock Market Crash

  1. Hello. Hamish it is 4:40am in US EST. No one will see this notification nor watch your video in the first hours. So your video wont get many likes initially and consequently wont be recommended. Lately I havent been getting notifications of your videos. Maybe this is why? Try in a different time, maybe starting at 9:15am?

    1. Make sure you have all notifications turned on if you wish to be notified every time I post! (you can select between personalised, all, or none by hitting the bell icon)

      Notifications pushed to phones can vary, they don’t always go out when the video is initially published 🙂

    2. @Hamish Hodder aaaah, I didnt know about the phone time difference. I do have the notifications option set to “all”. Thank you for the video Hamish, and for the info. I will watch it for sure, later today.

    3. I keep seeing big gains on commodity prices such as fuel due to conflicts. I read claims of huge gains from coal, too. Green stocks are gaining over the years, but not that sharply.

  2. Hey Hamish
    Thanks for another great video
    If you’re investing in ETF regularly (DCA) what platform do you use to avoid the transaction fees?

    Cheers mate

  3. Never sell? Alot of middle class people will need that money to survive not just live. Warren Buffet seems to treat it like a game of how much wealth can I accumulate before I pass. Well maybe when he passes they can fill the rest of his casket with $100 dollar bills.

  4. I am aware that continuing to invest during periods of volatility can be a smart way to build wealth. I’ve heard testimonies of people accruing over $250k this red period. What measures can I take to ensure this?

    1. You’re right! The current market might give opportunities to maximize profit, but in order to execute such effective transactions, you must be a skilled practitioner.

    2. A lot of folks downplay the role of advisors until being burnt by their own emotions. I needed a good boost to help my business stay afloat, hence I researched for license advisors and came across someone of due diligence, helped a lot to grow my reserve notwithstanding inflation, from $275k to approx. $650k so far.

    3. How can I participate in this? I sincerely aspire to establish a secure financial future and am eager to participate. Who is the driving force behind your success?

    4. There are a lot of independent advisors you might look into. But i work with *Della Morley Prather* and I have been working together for nearly four years, and she is excellent. You could proceed with her if she satisfies your discretion. I endorse her.

  5. I understand that timing the market is not the best. But what if you suddendly end up with an inheritance and need to invest 100k all at once?

  6. I will forever be indebted to you you’ve changed my whole life continue to preach about your name for the world to hear you’ve saved me from a huge financial debt with just little investment, thanks so much Samantha Kaindi.

  7. If you can afford to take the risk, do everything you can to achieve financial independence as soon as possible. It is made possible through stocks. Thousands of people have done it.

    1. I’m seeking to make a long-term investment and have roughly $35k in my savings account; what do you think I should buy?

    2. advice: take 80% of your income and use for bills and whatever the other 20% pay off debt. Then when all debt is paid off take that 20% every time you get paid put it into your brokerage account. then over time you will have plenty to have for trading. You can trade with as little as $1OO but lets be real you need more money than that to actually have a shot at growing an account. Save $2000 then look into trading.

    3. It’s amazing to find Janelle -related remarks here. I was really depressed of my investments depreciating caused by the market crash, with her expertise and guidance my investment portfolio has increased hugely.

    4. You just have to be careful when sending her message cause there’re lot of fake people using her pictures and name to scam people. Her correct username is shown above

  8. If you look at the European stock market the 50 biggest companies index fund. It has not gone beyond its height it reached in 2000. If you have socialism , the stock market might not perform.

  9. Hamish: “Buy ETF and ignore the ins and outs of a ducks arsehole”

    Also Hamish: “Today’s sponsor Seeking Alpha…”

  10. I just sold a property in Portland and I’m thinking to put the cash in stocks, I know everyone is saying its ripe enough, but Is this a good time to buy stocks? How long until a full recovery? How are other people in the same market raking in over $450k gains with months, I’m really just confused at this point.

    1. Yes, a good number of folks are raking in huge 6 figure gains in this downtrend, but such strategies are mostly successfully executed by folks with in depth market knowledge/professional

    2. Very true, people downplay advisors role, until burnt by their mistakes. I remember just after my layoff early 2020 amidst covid outbreak, I needed to stay afloat, hence researched for license advisors. Thankfully, I came across someone of practical knowledge, and decades of experience, my stagnant reserve of $325K has yielded nearly $1m after subsequent investments so far.

    3. There are a lot of independent advisors you might look into. But i work with Carol Pasol Lewis and I have been working together for nearly four years, and she is excellent. You could proceed with her if she satisfies your discretion. I endorse her.

    4. thanks for sharing, I just looked her up on the web and I would say she really has an impressive background in investing. I will write her an e-mail shortly

  11. It’s estimated that Americans will need more than $1 million to retire comfortably, but I found most of us aren’t bullish about meeting that goal. I’ve been sitting on over $750K equity from a home sale and I want to invest on the stock market, how do I achieve this?

    1. American workers are losing ground on retirement readiness and increasing the risk of outliving their assets, we all need to do more to help improve the savings and retirement security in the country, If you’re not who understands strategies to invest in wisely, seeking help would be the best

    2. A lot of folks downplay the role of AdvisoRs until being burnt by their own emotions. I needed a good boost to help my business stay afloat, hence I researched for certified advisors and came across someone of good repute, helped a lot to grow my reserve so far, from 270k to over 600k notwithstanding the present inflationary factors

    3. I started working with Lauren Krawcheck, Her honest approach gives me complete ownership and control over my position, and her rates are incredibly affordable given my very impressive ROl.

    4. Lauren Krawcheck is also my personal trader, digital analyst and account manager. With an initial invested capital of €25,000, it generated returns of more than €78,000. I was really impressed with my ROl.

    5. Made my first withdrawal last week and I wasn’t really happy with myself cause I was skeptical which made me invest so low meanwhile I’m on my second trade with Lauren Krawcheck and this time I invested big.

  12. The market’s direction can swiftly change, with indexes frequently transitioning from a bear market to a bull market precisely when the news is most negative and investor sentiment reaches its lowest point. I came across an article highlighting individuals who achieved profits of up to $150,000 during challenging market periods. Considering this, I am curious about the best stocks to purchase now or add to a watchlist.

    1. Impressive insights! For beginners like me, managing and staying updated can be overwhelming. Are you an experienced investor or do you have a strategic approach for staying informed?

    2. Yeah, financial advisors could make a lot of difference, particularly in a market such as this. Stocks are pretty unstable at the moment, but if you do the right math, you should be just fine. Bloomberg and other finance media have been recording cases of investors raking in 6 to 7 digits in a space of months. So, I think there are a lot of wealth transfer in this downtime if you know where to look. I have been using an FA since 2020, and the least I returned was $180k ROI, and this does not include capital gain.

    3. Mind if I ask you to point at how to reach this particular person assisting you? Seems you’ve figured it all out unlike the rest of us.

    4. I personally work with “Margaret Johnson Arndt, she covers things like investing, insurance, making sure retirement is well funded, going over tax benefits, ways to have a volatility buffer for investment risk. many things like that. Just take a look at her full name on the internet. She is well known so it shouldn’t be hard to find her.

    5. Thank you. I will search on her site online and do my due diligence. If She seem proficient. I write her an email and scheduled a phone call.

  13. Building wealth involves developing good habits like regularly putting money away in intervals for solid investments. Financial management is a crucial topic that most tend to shy away from, and ends up haunting them in the near future… I pray that anyone who is reading this will be successful in his or her life!!!…

    1. I’m celebrating a $30k stock portfolio today. I started this journey with 6k. I have invested on time and also with the right terms now I have time for my family and the life ahead of me

    2. Assets that can make you rich
                 *Real estate

  14. Successful people don’t become that way overnight. What most people see as wealth is the result of hard work, knowledge and action.

    1. I am fortunate I made productive decisions that changed my life forever through my finance-mentor. I’m a single parent living in Bn Italy, bought my second house in April and hoping to retire at 40 by next year.

    2. You’re really doing well for yourself, I’m forty five and my financiaI life is in a mess. Any tips would really go a long way in shaping my life.

    3. To possibIy grow, a mentor is needful to make it a reality. I engage in aIot with the ldeas of my mentor and so far have achieved so much already.

  15. It’s funny your analogy about housing price drop because with the amount of investors buying single family homes I feel like if prices do drop they are going to swoop in and take them all. Pure fucking greed.

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