Why Warren Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing
Author: Prem C. Jain
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A detailed look at how Warren Buffett really invests In this engaging new book, author Prem Jain extracts Warren Buffett's wisdom from his writings, Berkshire Hathaway financial statements, and his letters to shareholders and partners in his partnership firms-thousands of pages written over the last fifty years. Jain uncovers the key elements of Buffett's approach that every investor should be aware of. With Buffett Beyond Value, you'll learn that, contrary to popular belief, Warren Buffett is not a pure value investor, but a unique thinker who combines the principles of both value and growth investing strategies. You'll also discover why understanding CEOs is more important than studying financial metrics; and why you need an appropriate psychological temperament to be a successful investor. Reveals Buffett's multifaceted investment principles Discusses how Buffett thinks differently from others about portfolio diversification, market efficiency, and corporate governance Highlights how you can build a diverse and profitable investment portfolio With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to successfully invest like Warren Buffett.
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Berkshire Hathaway, the $300 billion conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the world's largest and most famous corporations. Yet, for all its power and celebrity, few people understand Berkshire, and many assume it cannot survive without Buffett. This book proves them wrong. In a comprehensive portrait of the corporate culture that unites Berkshire's subsidiaries, Lawrence A. Cunningham unearths the traits that assure the conglomerate's continued prosperity. Riveting stories of each subsidiary's origins, triumphs, and journey to Berkshire reveal how managers generate economic value from intangibles like thrift, integrity, entrepreneurship, autonomy, and a sense of permanence. Rich with lessons for those wishing to profit from the Berkshire model, this engaging book is a valuable read for entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, family business members, and investors, and it is an important resource for scholars of corporate stewardship. General readers will enjoy learning how an iconoclastic businessman transformed a struggling textile company into a corporate legacy.
From the "guru to Wall Street's gurus" comes the fundamental techniques of value investing and their applications Bruce Greenwald is one of the leading authorities on value investing. Some of the savviest people on Wall Street have taken his Columbia Business School executive education course on the subject. Now this dynamic and popular teacher, with some colleagues, reveals the fundamental principles of value investing, the one investment technique that has proven itself consistently over time. After covering general techniques of value investing, the book proceeds to illustrate their applications through profiles of Warren Buffett, Michael Price, Mario Gabellio, and other successful value investors. A number of case studies highlight the techniques in practice. Bruce C. N. Greenwald (New York, NY) is the Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia University. Judd Kahn, PhD (New York, NY), is a member of Morningside Value Investors. Paul D. Sonkin (New York, NY) is the investment manager of the Hummingbird Value Fund. Michael van Biema (New York, NY) is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.
Stories from inside the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting
Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
Category: Business & Economics
In this engaging collection of stories, 43 veterans of the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting explain why throngs attend year after year. Beyond the famous Q&A with Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, these experts reveal the Berkshire Meeting as a community gathering of fun, fellowship and learning. The contributors whisk readers through the exciting schedule of surrounding events--book signings, panel discussions and social gatherings--and share the pulse of this distinctive corporate culture. Spanning decades, the book offers glimpses of the past and ideas of what lies ahead. To learn about what makes Buffett’s shareholders tick and all the happenings at the Berkshire Meeting, and to reminisce about past Meetings, make this delightful book your companion. Includes work by these bestselling authors: - Robert Hagstrom - Robert Miles - Jason Zweig - Joel Greenblatt - Vitally Katsenelson - Jeff Matthews - Charlie Tian - Whitney Tilson - Prem Jain - Karen Linder
Uncovering the Secret Ratio for Superior Stock Selection
Author: Joseph Belmonte
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Construct a portfolio that is sure to outperform marketaverages Warren Buffett had it right all along. Now it's your turn tolearn how to construct a portfolio that is sure to outperform themarket averages, as well as almost every professional money managerin the world. Warren Buffett's method of predictability candetermine a future target price, which in turn determines hisall-important purchase price. However, Buffett doesn't drawconclusions of his predictability method relative to the futuretotal returns of portfolios. That's where Buffett and Beyondcomes in, taking Buffett's method one giant step beyond,proving that if you select a portfolio of stocks using thepredictability method in this book, you will outperform 96% ofprofessional money managers over the long term. In addition to the information in the book, readers will haveaccess to a password-protected website that includes tutorialvideos, PowerPoint slides, free trial access to a video newsletter,and a trial subscription to the author's computer program, whichfollows the research presented in the book. Explains Clean Surplus Accounting (CSA) to determine Return onOwners' Equity (ROE) Uses CSA to determine ROE in a unique way to verify Buffett'sall-important purchase price Draws conclusions between Clean Surplus Return on Equity andfuture total returns Shows that every portfolio selected from the S&P 500 indexwith above-average Clean Surplus ROEs outperformed the S&Paverage during the test periods from 1987 to the present If you're an investor, this book will impact your financial lifeforever.
24 Simple Investing Strategies from the World's Greatest Value Investor
Author: James Pardoe
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Business & Economics
A concise, no-nonsense rulebook for investors looking to achieve Buffett-like results Warren Buffett is one of the wealthiest investor in the world. Millions of independent investors follow his every move. But why Buffett? What signs does he see that others miss? And more important, what can investors do to follow Buffett's path to investment and financial success? How Buffett Does It explores the 24 primary rules Buffett has followed from day one, and that people from market novices to seasoned veterans can use to strengthen their investing results. Drawing from literally hundreds of quotes and maxims, Buffett admirer and attorney James Pardoe has chosen those that encapsulate and explain the Buffett legend. This plain-talking and investor-friendly guidebook takes readers on an in-depth journey through strategies including: Focus on not losing money rather than making it Don't own any stock for 10 minutes that you wouldn't own for 10 years Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful
Howard Marks's The Most Important Thing distilled the investing insight of his celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, made his time-tested philosophy available to general readers. In this edition, Marks's wisdom is joined by the comments, insights, and counterpoints of four renowned investors and investment educators: Christopher C. Davis (Davis Funds), Joel Greenblatt (Gotham Capital), Paul Johnson (Nicusa Capital), and Seth A. Klarman (Baupost Group). These experts lend insight into such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Marks also adds his own annotations, expanding on his book's original themes and issues. A new chapter addresses the importance of reasonable expectations, and a foreword by Bruce C. Greenwald, called "a guru to Wall Street's gurus" by the New York Times, speaks on value investing, productivity, and the economics of information. *** Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. Now for the first time, all readers can benefit from Marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor. Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, The Most Important Thing explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career. Utilizing passages from his memos to illustrate his ideas, Marks teaches by example, detailing the development of an investment philosophy that fully acknowledges the complexities of investing and the perils of the financial world. Brilliantly applying insight to today's volatile markets, Marks offers a volume that is part memoir, part creed, with a number of broad takeaways. Marks expounds on such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Frankly and honestly assessing his own decisions--and occasional missteps--he provides valuable lessons for critical thinking, risk assessment, and investment strategy. Encouraging investors to be "contrarian," Marks wisely judges market cycles and achieves returns through aggressive yet measured action. Which element is the most essential? Successful investing requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects, and each of Marks's subjects proves to be the most important thing. "This is that rarity, a useful book."--Warren Buffett
Revealed! The secret behind Warren Buffett’s 20% return rate over 60 YEARS The Warren Buffett Philosophy of Investment reveals—for the first time—how the world’s #1 investor combines his trademark value investing with a unique approach to mergers and acquisitions. The huge interest in Warren Buffett stems from the challenge to understand his history of earning more than 20% on capital annually during the last 60 years. Modern financial theory does not allow for this degree of success, nor has anyone else been able to replicate it. The book argues that Buffett's secret can be explained only if one looks beyond the theory of investing. The author sees the major drivers of his success as the transformation of Mr. Buffett's name into a super-brand of mergers and acquisitions, as well as his hands-off policy with respect to the acquired companies. As a result, Buffett enjoys numerous opportunities to buy first-class companies at moderate prices and keeps the existing good managers responsible for further value creation. Elena Chirkova is a professor of finance in the Higher School for Economics in Moscow and was previously Head of Corporate finance for Deloitte’s office in Russia.