Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage

Proven Strategies for Arbitrage and Other Special Investment Situations

About The Book

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.

About The Authors

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Mary Buffett is the coauthor of Scribner’s bestselling Buffettology series, a sought-after business speaker world-wide, and a contributor to HuffPost and the online magazine Thrive Global. Mary and Sean Seah recently launched the Buffett Online School (BuffettOnlineSchool.com), a monthly webinar sharing investment insights and helping students learn to build successful stock portfolios.

For over twenty years, David Clark has been considered the world’s leading authority on the subject of Warren Buffett’s investment methods. His international bestselling investment books, coauthored with Mary Buffett—Buffettology, The Buffettology WorkbookThe New Buffettology, The Tao of Warren BuffettWarren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements,The Management Secrets of Warren BuffettWarren Buffett and The Art of Stock Arbitrage, and The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio—have been translated into more than twenty foreign languages and are considered “investment classics” the world over. He has once again joined forces with Mary Buffett, and together they are writing Warren Buffett Investment Analysis, an in-depth investment manual for professional and aspiring investors.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scribner (November 9, 2010)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451606454

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Raves and Reviews

“International bestselling authors Mary Buffett and David Clark explain how arbitrage turned Warren Buffett from a great investor into a worldwide phenomenon. Arbitrage presents the average investor with the greatest opportunities they may ever have to generate high returns with low risk. Every year many arbitrage deals come along that are within every investor’s grasp . . . if you learn how. Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage takes you behind the scenes for a serious exploration of arbitrage techniques that work. I suggest you study and put into practice these simple concepts.”

—Gabriel Wisdom, author of Wisdom on Value Investing and syndicated radio host

"The use of arbitrage and special situation investing has always been Warren Buffett’s golden lever; yet few investors have realized its value in portfolios, until now. Kudos to David Clark and Mary Buffett for finally bringing these strategies to light and revealing the final puzzle pieces in Buffett’s great career."

-- Timothy P. Vick – Senior Portfolio Manager, The Sanibel Captiva Trust Co., author, How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett

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