Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders

By Warren Buffett,

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Warren E. Buffett first took control of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a small textile company, in April of 1965. A share changed hands for around $18 at the time. Fifty letters to shareholders later, the same share traded for $226,000, compounding investor capital at just under 21% per year-a multiplier of…

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2 authors picked Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

As mentioned, I’m a big fan of Buffett’s investing strategy. That’s because it can be applied by anyone, even those who don’t work in finance–while yielding a good profit. Since I don’t want to be stressing over the markets daily, the best fit is a passive investing strategy.

This book gathers 50 years of Warren Buffett’s letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, a great way to better understand the man’s thinking process. Buffett doesn’t only talks about how investing really works, he also shares his philosophy for life. 

Warren Buffett is public and candid about his investment choices. He writes his views up every year in the Berkshire Hathaway annual report filed with the SEC. He’s well known for his buy-and-hold investment style. He is less well known for his trading prowess, but Warren Buffett is very much a trader. Pay attention to his discussion of currencies and commodities. There are few better ways to learn about the markets. 

From Ann's list on for beginning traders.

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