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Secrets of Warren Buffett

A new research paper has unpicked the secrets of Warren Buffett’s extraordinary investment record, says Edward Croft

By Edward Croft  

“In investing it is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results,” says Warren Buffett

At times, the world of modern finance resembles a standoff at the OK Corral. On one side are the great money managers with their long history of outperformance. On the other are the academics trying to prove that their records are either lucky or systematically repeatable. In their sights has long been the biggest prize of all, Warren Buffett. But where many have failed, a recent research paper entitled “Buffet’s Alpha”…

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