A World of Winners, Warren's Way

S&P's latest screen tracking the Sage of Omaha's investing criteria finds 55 attractive names from around the globe

With investments in industries as various as railroads, retailers, insurers, and ice-cream stands, Warren Buffett has made his reputation as the "world's greatest investor" by taking the longer view—buying quality stocks with good earnings power and hanging on through bull and bear markets. While Buffett has made the occasional misstep during the last few decades, over his career he has parlayed some well-chosen core holdings into an unparalleled performance record—not to mention an enormous personal fortune (see BusinessWeek.com, 6/29/07, "How Buffett Bounces Back").

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