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Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage: Proven Strategies for Arbitrage and Other Special Investment Situations

Format:  Hardcover,

153 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Nov 2010

ISBN-13: 9781439198827

ISBN-10: 1439198829

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, DISCOVER HOW WARREN BUFFETT HAS MADE UNHEARD-OF PROFITS IN THE WORLD OF ARBITRAGE AND SPECIAL INVESTMENTS, AND HOW TO BE A PLAYER IN THESE VENTURES.
Investors around the world recently learned that from 1980 through 2003 Warren Buffett's arbitrage operations produced an astronomical average annualized rate of return of 81.28%. Even more amazing, this incredible rate of return was produced with very low rates of risk.
Long considered one of the most powerful and profitable of Buffett's investment operations, but the least understood, these special types of investments have been the edge that made Warren Buffett so phenomenally successful. "Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage "is the first book to examine Buffett's special brand of arbitrage investing.
Buffettologists Mary Buffett and David Clark explore the previously secret domain of Warren Buffett's stock arbitrage investments. They explain how Buffett finds deals, evaluates them, picks the winners from the losers, and when he is willing to use leverage to help boost his performance in these investments to make amazing profits. Basic mathematical equations are included to help readers determine the projected rate of return, evaluate risk, and determine the probability of the deal being a success.
Buffett and Clark provide detailed explanations and examples of Warren Buffett's methods for arbitrage, and for investing in tender offers, liquidations, spin-offs, and reorganizations. They take readers step by step from the initial public announcement to tendering shares, explaining how Buffett evaluates risk and maximizes his profit at every step.
" Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage" is a valuable companion to the other books in Buffett and Clark's successful series--"Buffettology, The Buffettology Workbook, The New Buffettology, The Tao of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements, "and "Warren Buffett's Management Secrets.
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Nov 2010
ISBN-13: 9781439198827
ISBN-10: 1439198829
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 153
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.28
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 7.75 x 1.0

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Review by Library Journal (2011-01-01)

The latest exploration of Warren Buffet's financial prowess from his former -daughter-in-law Buffett and Clark, authors of six previous books on his investment strategies, takes the reader into the world of arbitrage and special situation investing. Arbitrage, the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between two markets by buying in one market and selling in another, has been one of Buffett's strongest financial operations, but almost nothing has been written about his methodology.

Aimed at the casual investor, the book explains how anyone can use these strategies in his or her own portfolio. The writing is concise and straightforward, the examples are current and clear, and there are simple formulas on how to determine risk in both arbitrage and valuing liquidations. They also simplify the complicated situations of mergers, acquisitions, hostile takeovers, securities buybacks, and corporate liquidations to give readers an idea of how to find and understand their investment potential.

Verdict: This book will appeal to investors looking for an introduction to arbitrage and special situations. The authors successfully outline this complicated world and explain how Buffett has harnessed these events for profit. Recommended.

-John Rodzvilla, Emerson Coll., Boston

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, DISCOVER HOW WARREN BUFFETT HAS MADE UNHEARD-OF PROFITS IN THE WORLD OF ARBITRAGE AND SPECIAL INVESTMENTS, AND HOW TO BE A PLAYER IN THESE VENTURES.

Investors around the world recently learned that from 1980 through 2003 Warren Buffett's arbitrage operations produced an astronomical average annualized rate of return of 81.28%. Even more amazing, this incredible rate of return was produced with very low rates of risk.

Long considered one of the most powerful and profitable of Buffett's investment operations, but the least understood, these special types of investments have been the edge that made Warren Buffett so phenomenally successful. Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage is the first book to examine Buffett's special brand of arbitrage investing.

Buffettologists Mary Buffett and David Clark explore the previously secret domain of Warren Buffett's stock arbitrage investments. They explain how Buffett finds deals, evaluates them, picks the winners from the losers, and when he is willing to use leverage to help boost his performance in these investments to make amazing profits. Basic mathematical equations are included to help readers determine the projected rate of return, evaluate risk, and determine the probability of the deal being a success.

Buffett and Clark provide detailed explanations and examples of Warren Buffett's methods for arbitrage, and for investing in tender offers, liquidations, spin-offs, and reorganizations. They take readers step by step from the initial public announcement to tendering shares, explaining how Buffett evaluates risk and maximizes his profit at every step.

Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage is a valuable companion to the other books in Buffett and Clark's successful series-- Buffettology, The Buffettology Workbook, The New Buffettology, The Tao of Warren Buffett, Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements, and Warren Buffett's Management Secrets.

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