Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases

Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases

by Yefei Lu
Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases

Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett: Twenty Cases

by Yefei Lu


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Since the 1950s, Warren Buffett and his partners have backed some of the twentieth century's most profitable, trendsetting companies. But how did they know they were making the right investments? What did Buffet and his partners look for in an up-and-coming company, and how can others replicate their approach?

A gift to Buffett followers who have long sought a pattern to the investor's success, Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett presents the most detailed analysis to date of Buffett's long-term investment portfolio. Yefei Lu, an experienced investor, starts with Buffett's interest in the Sanborn Map Company in 1958 and tracks nineteen more of his major investments in companies like See's Candies, the Washington Post, GEICO, Coca-Cola, US Air, Wells Fargo, and IBM. Accessing partnership letters, company documents, annual reports, third-party references, and other original sources, Lu pinpoints what is unique about Buffett's timing, instinct, use of outside knowledge, and postinvestment actions, and he identifies what could work well for all investors in companies big and small, domestic and global. His substantial chronology accounts for broader world events and fluctuations in the U.S. stock market, suggesting Buffett's most important trait may be the breadth of his expertise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231164634
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Series: Columbia Business School Publishing
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,155,215
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Yefei Lu is a portfolio manager at Shareholder Value Management AG, a value-investment company based in Frankfurt, Germany. Previously, he worked for a single-family investment office in Munich and for McKinsey & Company in Berlin. He holds an MBA from the London Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Partnership Years (1957-1968)
1. 1958: Sanborn Map Company
2. 1961: Dempster Mill Manufacturing Company
3. 1964: Texas National Petroleum Company
4. 1964: American Express
5. 1965: Berkshire Hathaway
Part II: The Middle Years (1968-1990)
6. 1967: National Indemnity
7. 1972: See's Candies
8. 1973: The Washington Post
9. 1976: GEICO
10. 1977: The Buffalo Evening News
11. 1983: Nebraska Furniture Mart
12. 1985: Capital Cities/ABC
13. 1987: Salomon Inc.—Preferred Stock Investments
14. 1988: Coca-Cola
Part III: The Late Years (1990-2011)
15. 1989: US Air Group
16. 1990: Wells Fargo
17. 1998: General Re
18. 1999: MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
19. 2007-2009: Burlington Northern
20. 2011: IBM
Part IV: Lessons Learned
21. Evolution of Buffett's Investment Strategy
22. What We Can Learn from Buffett
Appendix A
Appendix B
Selected Bibliography
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