The Warren Buffett Way, + Website 3rd edition by Hagstrom, Robert G. (2013) Hardcover
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By: Robert G. Hagstrom
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Warren Buffett is the most famous investor of all time and one of today’s most admired business leaders. He became a billionaire and investment sage by looking at companies as businesses rather than prices on a stock screen. The first two editions of The Warren Buffett Way gave investors their first in-depth look at the innovative investment and business strategies behind Buffett’s spectacular success. The new edition updates readers on the latest investments by Buffett. And, more importantly, it draws on the new field of behavioral finance to explain how investors can overcome the common obstacles that prevent them from investing like Buffett.
New material includes:
- How to think like a long-term investor – just like Buffett
- Why “loss aversion”, the tendency of most investors to overweight the pain of losing money, is one of the biggest obstacles that investors must overcome.
- Why behaving rationally in the face of the ups and downs of the market has been the key to Buffett’s investing success
- Analysis of Buffett’s recent acquisition of H.J. Heinz and his investment in IBM stock
The greatest challenge to emulating Buffett is not in the selection of the right stocks, Hagstrom writes, but in having the fortitude to stick with sound investments in the face of economic and market uncertainty. The new edition explains the psychological foundations of Buffett’s approach, thus giving readers the best roadmap yet for mastering both the principles and behaviors that have made Buffett the greatest investor of our generation.
- How discounted cash flow can be calculated
- How return on equity should be interpreted and why it's more crucial than the typical P/E ratio
Even I gave just three stars, book itself is quite useful reading but it could be shortened at least into half.
I think that companies' annual reports are partly "boilerplate" info, but I also think they are INTENDED to obfuscate, since the real question is to determine whether a company makes more than it spends (profit), and secondly whether shareholders tend to benefit (or if the company plows that cash back into their own agenda).
as well as good background necessary knowledge with persuasive explanation
I personally got the answer to my life long unsolved question; what does common stock investment (especially in the secondary market) really contribute to the society really? (other than just betting on the company’s share price which gives no additional value either to the company nor to the society)
the answer I realized is that becoming long term value investor could contribute to both the company and society because it helps to find right share price eventually and sound investment environment
I have purchased several books pertaining to Buffett and have followed him and his work for a few years. I was interested in him not only because of his investments but his character is to be rewarded; money isn't everything. I have not finished the other books that I have purchased about him but want to be able to absorb this one first before moving forward into the others. Nor have I gotten a chance to delve into the website yet, I can't wait.
This book helps you to see and delve into the ways into which Buffett processes his investments but also shows how his upbringing, mentors and experiences has helped him in his investment endeavors and the investment choices that he makes as seen in Chapter 2: The Education of Warren Buffet. Here it provides an understanding of the industry and having hands on experience does help but in not letting money be your guide is best. Once you understand then you can make better and educated decisions.
Everyone may not be able to have the same types of successes as Buffett has had but to understand the method behind the man says a lot. Robert G. Hagstrom does a good job in breaking down the book. As in Chapter 4: Common Stock Purchases - Nine Case Studies in the tenets that he uses are valuable from Simple and Understandable and Price Point to Candor/Rationality. Stay tuned for a follow-up from me once I finish the book and review the website.
Up unto this point this book is Highly Recommended.
The book has some really good parts, but the good parts dont give you a deep dive, just a quick overview about some interesting aspects.
The biggest part of the book shows the circumstances of the companies buffett bought. Content you can get for free by asking google if you want
If you are already investing in stocks for a few years and if you know what value investing is about, its not necessary for you to read this book. If you are a newbie at the markets and in value investing, this book can help you to get an understanding and an overview what its all about.
I thought there would be some usefull stuff like excel sheets or sth like that, but its just a commercial website. All the links for the ressources, tools and the board dont work, which is in fact really disappointing...