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Buffettology : The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett the World's Most Famous Investor - Mary Buffett


The Previously Unexplained Techniques That Have Made Warren Buffett the World's Most Famous Investor

By: Mary Buffett, David Clark (As told to)

Paperback Published: 8th June 1999
ISBN: 9780684848211
Number Of Pages: 320

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In the world of investing, the name Warren Buffett is synonymous with success and prosperity. Building from the ground up, Buffett chose wisely and picked his stocks with care, in turn amassing the huge fortune for which he is now famous. Mary Buffett, former daughter-in-law of this legendary financial genius and a successful businesswoman in her own right, has teamed up with noted Buffettologist David Clark to create "Buffettology, " a one-of-a-kind investment guide that explains the winning strategies of the master.

* Learn how to approach investing the way Buffett does, based on the authors' firsthand knowledge of the secrets that have made Buffett the world's second wealthiest man

* Use Buffett's proven method of investing in stocks that will continue to grow over time

* Master the straightforward mathematical equipments that assist Buffett in making investments

* Examine the kinds of companies that capture Buffett's interest, and learn how you can use this information to make your own investment choices of the future

Complete with profiles of fifty-four "Buffett companies" -- companies in which Buffett has invested and which the authors believe he continues to follow -- "Buffettology" can show any investor, from beginner to savvy pro, how to create a profitable portfolio.

Stevin Hoover Hoover Capital Management Absolutely the best book ever written on Warren Buffett's investment methods.

Disclaimerp. 12
The Art of Basic Buffettology
Before You Begin This Bookp. 15
How to Use This Bookp. 21
Rootsp. 27
Investing from a Business Perspectivep. 31
What Is Businesslike Investing?p. 33
Warren's View of Earningsp. 35
The Price You Pay Determines Your Rate of Returnp. 39
The Corporation, Stocks, Bonds--a Few Useful Explanationsp. 45
Valuing a Businessp. 55
The Only Two Things You Need to Know About Business Perspective Investing: What to Buy--and at What Pricep. 65
What We Can Learn from Warren's Secret Weapon: The Magic of Compoundingp. 69
Determining What Kind of Business You Want to Ownp. 77
The Theory of an Expanding Intrinsic Valuep. 81
The Mediocre Businessp. 87
How to Identify the Excellent Business-the Key to Warren's Good Fortunep. 93
Nine Questions to Help You Determine If a Business Is Truly an Excellent Onep. 99
Where to Look for Excellent Businessesp. 119
More Ways to Find a Company You Want to Invest Inp. 127
What You Need to Know About the Management of the Company You May Invest Inp. 135
When a Downturn in a Company Can Be an Investment Opportunityp. 139
How Market Mechanics Whipsaw Stock Prices to Create Buying Opportunitiesp. 147
Inflationp. 157
Inflation and the Consumer Monopolyp. 165
A Few Words on Taxationp. 169
The Effects of Inflation and Taxation on the Rate of Return, and the Necessity to Obtain a 15% Return on Your Investmentp. 171
The Myth of Diversifications Versus the Concentrated Portfoliop. 173
When Should You Sell Your Investments?p. 175
Warren's Different Kinds of Investmentsp. 181
Advanced Buffettology
The Analyst's Role in Ascertaining Earning Powerp. 191
The Mathematical Toolsp. 193
Test #1, to Determine at a Glance the Predictability of Earningsp. 195
Test #2, to Determine Your Initial Rate of Returnp. 199
Test #3, to Determine the Per Share Growth Ratep. 201
Determining the Value of a Company Relative to Government Bondsp. 205
Understanding Warren's Preference for Companies with High Rates of Return on Equityp. 207
Determining the Projected Annual Compounding Rate of Return, Part Ip. 215
Determining the Projected Annual Compounding Rate of Return, Part IIp. 221
The Equity/Bond with an Expanding Couponp. 229
Using the Per Share Earnings Annual Growth Rate to Project a Stock's Future Valuep. 233
How a Company Can Increase Its Shareholders' Fortunes by Buying Back the Company's Stockp. 237
How to Determine If Per Share Earnings Are Increasing Because of Share Repurchasesp. 343
How to Measure Management's Ability to Utilize Retained Earnignsp. 247
Short-Term Arbitrage Commitmentsp. 253
Bringing It All Together: The Case Studiesp. 259
Gannett Corporation, 1994p. 259
Federal Home Loan Mortrgage Corporation, 1992p. 266
McDonald's Corporation, 1996p. 273
How Warren Got Started: The Investment Vehiclep. 279
Fifty-four Companies to Look Atp. 287
Waiting for the Perfect Pitchp. 307
Epiloguep. 311
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780684848211
ISBN-10: 068484821X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 8th June 1999
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1