I get numerous e-mails and phone calls asking “How was the GJ investment fund able to beat the best market index with a wide margin from its inception?” and “What is the secret behind stock market success?” I wrote this book to answer those questions, and more. By simply applying well-known Warren Buffett investment techniques I have learned how to pick stocks and manage a portfolio. All of my ideas are learned from Warren Buffett’s teachings.
When I became interested in investing, I was interested in learning from the masters. I started reading Warren Buffett’s partnership letters and Berkshire Hathaway’s annual reports to uncover investment principles. After reading most of the books written about Warren Buffett, I reverse engineered his initial investment decision and learned about investing and practiced thoroughly. That knowledge gave me great returns, and that confidence led me to start investment funds similar to his partnership. Over the last two years I have been able to beat market indexes by the largest of margins and I performed in the top 5 percent of the hedge fund and mutual fund universe. Whenever I make a buy-and-sell decision, I try to think about what Warren Buffett would do and try to use his previous investment decisions as reference points.
I have to thank, specifically, Warren Buffett and his gracious teaching mentality and willingness to spread great investment principles to the investment community through annual reports, TV appearances, ...