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The Midas Touch: The Strategies That Have Made Warren Buffet "America's Pre-Eminent Investor*"

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Train reveals the successful investment philosophy and principles of the man Fortune described as "the Wizard of Omaha", rewd, profit-turning ways. "Imparts a wealth of lessons for any investor to emulate".--The Market Chronicle.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1988 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published October 1986)
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Nicolai
Jul 22, 2008 rated it it was ok
people try and appear what they fear they are not.

-the secret of making money is to avoid risks
-the best investors are misers
-do not be guided by what people say, do nto tell people what you are doing
-choose on the basis of value no popularity
-keep permanent capital loss to a minimum (not short term quotational loss)
-85% graham which is value (graham), 15% growth (fisher)
-commodity businesses attract competition in good times. there are never 3 years of good potato prices as the farmers plant t
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Tirath
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was ok
One of the poorer books on Buffett.
You are better off reading Lowenstein.

The tally of things in the end is nice - - a good look at how his stockholding changed over the early years of Berkshire as his investment vehicle.
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