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Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett: A High Return Investment Strategy



Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett: A High Return Investment Strategy

Jeeva Ramaswamy

ISBN: 978-1-118-24036-6 February 2012 304 Pages


The practical guide to investing the Warren Buffett way

Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett: A High Return Investment Strategy highlights actual trades author Jeeva Ramaswamy has successfully executed using principles established by investment guru Warren Buffet. Clearly explaining how Buffett's principles can be used to make specific investments the book, unlike other investment guides, also clearly explains how to apply Buffett's exit strategies as they pertain to holding or selling positions.

Giving readers a complete overview of Buffett's methodologies and how to apply them, the book is a step-by-step stock research checklist and comprehensive guide to investing and managing a successful stock portfolio. It includes detailed instructions to:

  • Determine where to search for stock prospects
  • Thoroughly research stocks using a stock research checklist
  • Confidently make buy and sell decisions
  • Expertly manage your portfolio

Packed with specific stock examples, real-life calculations, and expert tips, Creating a Portfolio like Warren Buffett is your guide to harnessing the market savvy of an investing legend.

Acknowledgments xi

PART I: Warren Buffett Investment Principles 1

Chapter 1: Replicating Warren Buffett’s Investment Success 3

Chapter 2: Business-Like Investing 9

Chapter 3: Long-Term Investing 21

Chapter 4: Permanent Loss of Capital 31

PART II: Stock Research Checklist 35

Chapter 5: Stock Research Checklist—Business Characteristics 37

Chapter 6: Stock Research Checklist—Earnings 49

Chapter 7: Stock Research Checklist—Debt 65

Chapter 8: Stock Research Checklist—Equity 75

Chapter 9: Stock Research Checklist—Profit Margin 79

Chapter 10: Stock Research Checklist—Capital Investment 85

Chapter 11: Stock Research Checklist—Management 95

Chapter 12: Stock Research Checklist—Dividend 107

Chapter 13: Stock Research Checklist—Assets 111

Chapter 14: Stock Research Checklist—Inventory 119

Chapter 15: Stock Research Checklist—Share Buybacks 121

Chapter 16: Stock Research Checklist—Insiders 127

Chapter 17: Stock Research Checklist—Institutional 133

Chapter 18: Stock Research Checklist—Inflation 137

Chapter 19: Stock Research Checklist—Cyclical Company 139

Chapter 20: Stock Research Checklist—Turnaround 143

Chapter 21: Stock Research Checklist—Stock Price 159

Chapter 22: Stock Research Checklist—Infosys 165

Chapter 23: Intrinsic Value 191

PART III: Investment Management 203

Chapter 24: Margin of Safety 205

Chapter 25: Where to Search for Stock Prospects 211

Chapter 26: Portfolio Management 223

Chapter 27: Selling Strategy 235

Chapter 28: Mr. Market and Investor Psychology 239

Chapter 29: Risk Management 253

Chapter 30: Options 259

Chapter 31: Cigar-Butt 263

Chapter 32: No Shortcut Approach 265

Chapter 33: Perfect Pitch 269

Notes 271

About the Author 277

Index 279