Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements

Author: Mary Buffett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416575955
Release Date: 2008-10-14
Genre: Business & Economics

With an insider's view of the mind of the master, Mary Buffett and David Clark have written a simple guide for reading financial statements from Warren Buffett's succccessful perspective. Buffett and Clark clearly outline Warren Buffett's strategies in a way that will appeal to newcomers and seasoned Buffettologists alike. Inspired by the seminal work of Buffett's mentor, Benjamin Graham (The Interpretation of Financial Statements, 1937), this book presents Buffett's interpretation of financial statements with anecdotes and quotes from the master investor himself. Potential investors will discover: • Buffett's time-tested dos and don'ts for interpreting an income statement and balance sheet • Why high research and development costs can kill a great business • How much debt Buffett thinks a company can carry before it becomes too dangerous to touch • The financial ratios and calculations that Buffett uses to identify the company with a durable competitive advantage -- which he believes makes for the winning long-term investment • How Buffett uses financial statements to value a company • What kinds of companies Warren stays away from no matter how cheap their selling price Once readers complete and master Buffett's simple financial calculations and methods for interpreting a company's financial statement, they'll be well on their way to identifying which companies are going to be tomorrow's winners -- and which will be the losers they should avoid at all costs. Destined to become a classic in the world of investment books, Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements is the perfect companion volume to The New Buffettology and The Tao of Warren Buffett.

Warren Buffett Accounting Book

Author: Preston Pysh
Publisher:
ISBN: 1939370159
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"Teaches essential accounting terminology and techniques that serious stock investors need to know." -- Preface

Valuation

Author: McKinsey & Company Inc.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470424704
Release Date: 2010-07-26
Genre: Business & Economics

The #1 guide to corporate valuation is back . . . and better than ever! "The best valuation book just got better. This edition's greater emphasis on what drives value and how to measure it will improve the way practitioners conduct financial analysis and, ultimately, make strategic decisions. It is required reading for all executives." —Professor Benjamin C. Esty, Harvard Business School, author of Modern Project Finance: A Casebook "The bible in its field. Anyone wanting to understand what drives corporate value should read this latest edition." —Dr. Raymund Breu, former chief financial officer, Novartis AG "Valuation gets to the heart of how to measure and manage value in a company. Whether you are evaluating an acquisition, restructuring a corporation, or formulating strategy, this book will help you do it well." —John A. Manzoni, Chief Executive Officer, Talisman Energy Inc. "A 'how-to' guide for corporate executives who want to get at the unrealized shareholder values trapped in public companies." —New York Times "The book's clarity and comprehensive coverage make it one of the best practitioners' guides to valuation." —Financial Times

AQA Accounting A2 Student Unit Guide Unit 3 New Edition eBook ePub Further Aspects of Financial Accounting

Author: Ian Harrison
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 9781444172089
Release Date: 2013-01-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Student Unit Guides are perfect for revision. Each guide is written by an examiner and explains the unit requirements, summarises the relevant unit content and includes a series of specimen questions and answers. There are three sections to each guide: Introduction - includes advice on how to use the guide, an explanation of the skills being tested by the assessment objectives, an outline of the unit or module and, depending on the unit, suggestions for how to revise effectively and prepare for the examination questions. Content Guidance - provides an examiner's overview of the module's key terms and concepts and identifies opportunities to exhibit the skills required by the unit. It is designed to help students to structure their revision and make them aware of the concepts they need to understand the exam and how they might analyse and evaluate topics. Question and Answers - sample questions and with graded answers which have been carefully written to reflect the style of the unit. All responses are accompanied by commentaries which highlight their respective strengths and weaknesses, giving students an insight into the mind of the examiner.

Security Analysis Sixth Edition Foreword by Warren Buffett

Author: Benjamin Graham
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642935
Release Date: 2008-09-14
Genre: Business & Economics

"A road map for investing that I have now been following for 57 years." --From the Foreword by Warren E. Buffett First published in 1934, Security Analysis is one of the most influential financial books ever written. Selling more than one million copies through five editions, it has provided generations of investors with the timeless value investing philosophy and techniques of Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodd. As relevant today as when they first appeared nearly 75 years ago, the teachings of Benjamin Graham, “the father of value investing,” have withstood the test of time across a wide diversity of market conditions, countries, and asset classes. This new sixth edition, based on the classic 1940 version, is enhanced with 200 additional pages of commentary from some of today’s leading Wall Street money managers. These masters of value investing explain why the principles and techniques of Graham and Dodd are still highly relevant even in today’s vastly different markets. The contributor list includes: Seth A. Klarman, president of The Baupost Group, L.L.C. and author of Margin of Safety James Grant, founder of Grant's Interest Rate Observer, general partner of Nippon Partners Jeffrey M. Laderman, twenty-five year veteran of BusinessWeek Roger Lowenstein, author of Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist and When America Aged and Outside Director, Sequoia Fund Howard S. Marks, CFA, Chairman and Co-Founder, Oaktree Capital Management L.P. J. Ezra Merkin, Managing Partner, Gabriel Capital Group . Bruce Berkowitz, Founder, Fairholme Capital Management. Glenn H. Greenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Chieftain Capital Management Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School David Abrams, Managing Member, Abrams Capital Featuring a foreword by Warren E. Buffett (in which he reveals that he has read the 1940 masterwork “at least four times”), this new edition of Security Analysis will reacquaint you with the foundations of value investing—more relevant than ever in the tumultuous 21st century markets.

Stocks to Riches Insights on Investor Behavior

Author: Parag Parikh
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780070597716
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Genre: Investments

Investing in the stock market is challenging, as the market dynamics are unpredictable. Analysts, brokers and retails investors realize to their dismay that investments do well, but investors don t do well . What could be the reasons behind this? What goes on in an investor s mind? What makes a stock market bubble? How does it burst? How does one find the right strategy of investing?Intrigued by these pertinent questions, Parag Parikh, a seasoned broker and expert, took up this daunting task of understanding and demystifying investing in the stock market. Stocks to Riches is a distillate of his experience. It simplifies investing in stocks and provides key perspectives for a lay investor venturing into the market. At the end of the day, Stocks to Riches helps the retail investor make money by following the time-tested and proven guidelines provided in the book. A must read for brokers, analysts and retail investors.

The Most Important Thing Illuminated

Author: Howard Marks
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231530798
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Business & Economics

In May of 2011, Columbia Business School Publishing released Howard Marks’ The Most Important Thing, a book that distilled the wisdom of Marks’ celebrated client memos into a single volume, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers for the first time. The book was greeted with wide acclaim from investors—professional, casual, aspiring, and armchair alike—and became a business bestseller. Now, Columbia Business School Publishing is proud to announce an innovative digital edition that allows you to read Marks’ words alongside comments, insights and counterpoints from four other renowned investors and investment educators: Christopher Davis, Joel Greenblatt, Paul Johnson and Seth Klarman. See what these investors think of such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. There are also annotations from Howard Marks himself, highlighting some of the themes that run throughout the book, along with a previously unpublished bonus chapter on the importance of reasonable expectations. This edition features a foreword from Bruce Greenwald. Whether you’ve already read The Most Important Thing cover to cover or are new to the book, The Most Important Thing Illuminated will give you an unprecedented look into how America’s top investors make decisions and achieve financial success.

The Four Pillars of Investing

Author: William J. Bernstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071423478
Release Date: 2002-05-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Sound, sensible advice from a hero to frustrated investors everywhere William Bernstein's The Four Pillars of Investing gives investors the tools they need to construct top-returning portfolios--without the help of a financial adviser. In a relaxed, nonthreatening style, Dr. Bernstein provides a distinctive blend of market history, investing theory, and behavioral finance, one designed to help every investor become more self-sufficient and make better-informed investment decisions. The 4 Pillars of Investing explains how any investor can build a solid foundation for investing by focusing on four essential lessons, each building upon the other. Containing all of the tools needed to achieve investing success, without the help of a financial advisor, it presents: Practical investing advice based on fascinating history lessons from the market Exercises to determine risk tolerance as an investor An easy-to-understand explanation of risk and reward in the capital markets

2008

Author: George Soros
Publisher:
ISBN: 9601418350
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Credit

Translation of 'The economic crisis of 2008 and the importance of". The author explores the origins of the major credit crisis and its future implications on each country and the world economy.

Adaptive Markets

Author: Andrew W. Lo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400887767
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Business & Economics

A new, evolutionary explanation of markets and investor behavior Half of all Americans have money in the stock market, yet economists can't agree on whether investors and markets are rational and efficient, as modern financial theory assumes, or irrational and inefficient, as behavioral economists believe—and as financial bubbles, crashes, and crises suggest. This is one of the biggest debates in economics and the value or futility of investment management and financial regulation hang on the outcome. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Lo cuts through this debate with a new framework, the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis, in which rationality and irrationality coexist. Drawing on psychology, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and other fields, Adaptive Markets shows that the theory of market efficiency isn't wrong but merely incomplete. When markets are unstable, investors react instinctively, creating inefficiencies for others to exploit. Lo's new paradigm explains how financial evolution shapes behavior and markets at the speed of thought—a fact revealed by swings between stability and crisis, profit and loss, and innovation and regulation. A fascinating intellectual journey filled with compelling stories, Adaptive Markets starts with the origins of market efficiency and its failures, turns to the foundations of investor behavior, and concludes with practical implications—including how hedge funds have become the Galápagos Islands of finance, what really happened in the 2008 meltdown, and how we might avoid future crises. An ambitious new answer to fundamental questions in economics, Adaptive Markets is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how markets really work.

The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship

Author: William D. Bygrave
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471271543
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics

A reference for prospective entrepreneurs covers such topics as identifying sound business opportunities, creating a business plan, calculating financial projections, working with venture capital and debt financing, getting assistance, marketing, and the Internet. Reprint.

Airline Finance

Author: Dr Peter S Morrell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409484967
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Transportation

Revised and updated in its third edition, this internationally renowned and respected book provides the essentials to understanding all areas of airline finance. Designed to address each of the distinct areas of financial management in an air transport industry context, it also shows how these fit together, while each chapter and topic provides a detailed resource which can be also consulted separately. Thoroughly amended and updated throughout, the third edition reflects the many developments that have affected the industry since 2001. It features several important new topics, including Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), fuel hedging and US Chapter 11 provisions.