Want Buffett’s Returns? Here’s How To Get Them

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Want Buffett’s Returns? Here’s How To Get Them

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Guest: Episode #13 has no guest, but is co-hosted by Meb’s co-worker, Jeff Remsburg.

Date: 8/8/16

Run-Time: 48:20

Topics: Stock picking is hard—really hard. Fortunately, there’s a simple strategy you could begin following today to improve your success. It’s simple to implement, takes just minutes of your time, yet has the potential to vastly improve your investing results. Sadly, if you’re like the average investor, you don’t even know it exists. So what is it? Well, consider the world’s star hedge fund managers – the Buffetts, Klarmans, and Teppers – the guys with average yearly returns in the upper teens and twenties. What if you knew what they were investing in right this second? Logic would suggest if you invested alongside them, you too could post their extraordinary returns. Well, it turns out, the option is available to you thanks to the SEC and Form 13F. This is a form professional fund managers with more than $100m in U.S.-listed assets must fill out. Best of all, it’s available to the public, providing you and me a way to “peek over the shoulder” of some of the world’s most successful investors. Of course, there are some issues with this strategy. For instance, there’s a 45-delay in reporting, there can be inexact holdings, and the biggest one – the fluctuating success of your chosen manager. Bill Ackman’s recent debacle with Valeant certainly comes to mind. No, it’s not easy; a 13F investing strategy takes dedication. Many of the star managers who post amazing long-term returns can actually underperform for years at a time. Would you stay invested alongside them long enough to ride out those barren stretches? Or would fear and second-guessing shake you out? Turns out there are a few ways you can improve your chance of success. Find out what they are in Episode 13.

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Want Buffett's Returns? Here's How To Get Them

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Below are some great websites for tracking hedge funds as well as finding new investment ideas:


Below is a list of conferences that are a good source of new ideas, roughly in approximate order of the calendar year:

Books Profiling Top Hedge Fund Managers

Below is a list of books that profile top hedge fund managers.

You can also find this list on Amazon here: Hedge Fund Manager Profiles.

Suggested Reading from Top Hedge Fund Managers

Below are a few more reading suggestions from various hedge fund managers:

  • Dan Loeb’s Reading List
  • Bill Ackman’s Reading List
  • Seth Klarman’s Reading List
  • David Einhorn’s Reading List
  • Warren Buffett’s Reading List

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