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The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio: Warren Buffett Stock Picks: Why and When He Is Investing in Them

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Bestselling authors Mary Buffett and David Clark examine seventeen companies that Warren Buffett has bought for himself and for his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, as durable investments and explain why these companies are once again selling at prices that offer great long-term growth prospects.

Warren Buffett has always believed that the time to buy stocks is when nob
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Scribner (first published October 1st 2011)
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Fakhry Mansour
Jan 26, 2012 Fakhry Mansour rated it really liked it
An interesting book with lots of facts. Tells us how Warren Buffet invests and how to invest. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stocks and finance. This is a very in depth book written by Buffets wife on how and when Buffet decided to invest and in what also that investors should not be scared of losing a little because it will happen the key point is not giving in because like everything the stock will eventually rise and the investor will start making money. Key companies and st ...more
Mark
Oct 24, 2014 Mark rated it liked it
This book talks about the stocks Warren Buffett has in his portfolio in 2011. Surprisingly, many of the stocks talked about in this book are the same ones I would pick if I was in the stock market. However, the books goes into reasoning behind why Warren Buffett picks them, instead of a hunch.

Deas
Feb 07, 2017 Deas rated it it was ok
Shelves: investing
This book taught me a few interesting facts about the seventeen companies discussed, ex: the credit card industry practice of splitting the merchant fee with the acquiring bank and issuing bank and how American Express has a durable competitive advantage because it acts as the issuing bank, the acquiring bank and the network.
Aside from these few interesting facts, the seventeen chapters discussing the actual company picks are about as cut and paste as I can tolerate. Essentially, the last four p
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Marina
Jan 30, 2017 Marina rated it really liked it
Very fast read. Good intro into Buffett's portfolio, as of 2011.
Anna Silalahi
Sep 11, 2013 Anna Silalahi rated it liked it
Shelves: economy
This one with business suite on the cover I don't mind. Not a 'selfie' pics.
Actually I just read 10 chapter out of 24 but I think it's enough to get the majority of the idea. So P/E and Book Value.
I never interested into copycating the way other people trading. My first good book in swing trading is "Swing trading for dummies" where I found motto "don't let other people do the analysis for you", not people in twitter, nor mailing list. And then I read the hardcore "charting only not looking at
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Timothy Chklovski
Sep 04, 2014 Timothy Chklovski rated it it was ok
Shelves: investing
Tip of the iceberg of selecting high-return stocks.

In addition to brief summary of businesses and introducing the reader to discounting of future revenue stream and the notion of "equity bond". As its main dish, the book plays engages in: let's conservatively extrapolate past 10 years of financial performance to the next 10.
While some "Buffett stocks" are probably the best stocks to do that to (KO, WFC), it is a dangerous game to play, and grossly oversimplifies what I suspect Buffett thinks abo
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Nicholas Lee
Jul 06, 2012 Nicholas Lee rated it really liked it
The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio is a nice primer for beginner-level long-term investors. The book gives a compact overview of Warren Buffett's ideology on playing the stock market, as well as a short bio on how he made his wealth. He outlines his method through three indicators - historic ~10-year trend P/E ratios, whether xyz company has a "durable competitive advantage", - and espouses the purchase of shares in bear markets.

This book is a decent read and provides a case study of 17 major f
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Adam Brownlee
May 09, 2012 Adam Brownlee rated it liked it
Probably the most interesting aspect of this book includes the last chapter detailing the new management to Berkshire Hathaway; Todd Combs and Ted Weschler. Combs is already appearing very Buffett-like in his recent investments in Mastercard and Dollar General for the firm.

The book uses repetition to cover key Buffett holdings such as Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, Moody's and Wal-Mart, projecting forward using the 10 year earnings growth rate and initial rate of return for each stock and subsequently
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Kate Meadows
This is very much a formula book with predictable, repetitive language. But obviously, the writers are more about directly communicating practical information than they are about writing dynamic sentences. This book is a primer for stock market and investor aficionados, where I rank myself as an amateur who wants to be more investor-savvy. Reading this as an audiobook, I learned some big-picture facts: how Warren Buffet chooses his investments, why and when he buys into companies, things to look ...more
Gregorius Gerry Purnomo
Warren Buffett's value investing, Buffettology, looks for company with durable competitive advantage. He believes those companies will provide great long-term return.

This book analyse seventeen companies that Warren Buffett invested in. From the company's per-share earnings and historic per-share book value, it gives rough estimation of the stock's ROI.

The analysis of the seventeen companies is repetitive, but at least you can find some interesting information on the company background.
Christopher Obert
Apr 25, 2012 Christopher Obert rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
An interesting book. It was not written by Mr. Buffett but the authors say that is relays the facts that Warren lives by. The book did have a few typos but it only disrupted my reading a little bit. The book gives a quick background on Mr. Buffett and his stock picking mentality and give details on 18 different stocks. It is a quick read and the chapters on the 18 stocks could be read in any order or you could just read the reports on the stocks that you are interested in. In general I would say ...more
Robert Popple
Jan 04, 2014 Robert Popple rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read for any serious stock market investor. Warren is no run-of-the-mill investor, rather a brilliant strategic thinker who applies sound fundamentals to investing. Forget speculation; it's not on Warren's radar screen. This book provides the basic methodology of EPS and BVPS that he uses to size up the advisability of sinking money into a long term investment, vividly illustrated with seventeen worked examples. A no-lose read!
Efrem
Aug 07, 2013 Efrem rated it really liked it
This book does a very good job of boiling down Mr. Buffett's investment strategy into a series of repeatable steps. This approach makes it simple to apply (in some measure) the same techniques in one's own personal investment approach.
Debbie Thompson
Aug 29, 2012 Debbie Thompson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Fascinating information about these large companies and investment numbers.
Vanessa
Jun 22, 2015 Vanessa rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
I had to skim it. There was just too much that was above my comprehension. I took what I wanted out of the book.
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