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alwaysinvert

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Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage
« on: November 03, 2010, 06:36:39 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/Warren-Buffett-Art-Stock-Arbitrage/dp/1439198829/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1288833793&sr=8-1

New Buffett book upcoming (as if we needed another one). This one has an interesting and different angle, though. Maybe it can shed some light on Buffett's special sitauation investing. I haven't read anything by the author since I always assumed she was merely using her surname to make a quick buck, but it will be interesting to see some reviews of this book. Please share your thoughts on it here if you happen to read it!

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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 Arbitrageis 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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Re: Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010, 08:50:07 PM »
In her prior book she had a chapter on arbitrage.  It's been awhile but I think the book was pretty basic.
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Re: Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 07:19:40 PM »
 James Altucher already wrote a book called Trade Like Warren Buffett . It covered some of his arbitrage deals.