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The Essential Buffett: Timeless Principles for the New Economy

The Essential Buffett: Timeless Principles for the New Economy

Robert G. Hagstrom

ISBN: 978-0-471-22703-8

Aug 2002

304 pages

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$19.95

Description

Applying Buffett's principles to technology and international investing

From the bestselling author of The Warren Buffett Way and The Warren Buffett Portfolio comes The Essential Buffett: Timeless Principles for the New Economy. In this fresh take on Buffett's irrefutable investment methods, Robert Hagstrom shows readers how to apply Buffett's principles to technology and international investing using real-life case studies of successful fund managers like Legg Mason's Bill Miller.

Following the Buffett model, Hagstrom explains Buffett's four timeless principles: 1) analyze a stock as a business; 2) demand a margin of safety for each purchase; 3) manage a focus portfolio; 4) protect yourself from the speculative and emotional forces of the market. Then Hagstrom shows how Buffett's thinking can be applied in the new economy, addressing technology investing, international investing, small cap stocks, and socially responsible investing. Perhaps most valuable are Hagstrom's insights into the psychology behind Buffett's focus investing. For the first time, we are given sure-fire guidelines on how to become a winning Buffett disciple.

The Essential Buffett will include convenient sidebars featuring key Buffett ideas, enabling readers to quickly compare Buffett's fundamental tenets.

The Unreasonable Man.

The World's Greatest Investor.

Lessons From the Three Wise Men of Finance.

Guidelines for Buying a Business: Twelve Immutable Tenets.

Focus Investing: Theory and Mechanics.

Managing Your Porfolio: The Challenge of Focus Investing.

The Emotional Side of Money.

New Opportunities, Timeless Principles.

Notes.

Acknowledgments.

Index.

"A comprehensive primer on applying Buffett's investment strategy to the new economy." (Fortune, April 30, 2001)