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  • Jan 7, 2014

    The new facts of finance for 2014

    Here is today's recommended reading list from Equitymaster...

    Follow this and you will never lose money in stocks
    You may have heard horrifying stories of many people losing money in stocks and bidding adieu to the markets forever. The reasons are manifold. For one, their expectations of returns from stock markets are sky high. And most naive investors generally dive in when the market euphoria is at its peak. So, subsequently when the market crashes and investors lose their shirt they fear stocks the same way as a burnt child dreads fire. However, if investors follow this simple advice, the chances of losing money in stocks will be minimized. Read on to find out what this advice is and how it can help you preserve your capital. (The Daily Crux)

    Excerpts from Graham's lesser known gem
    The author of this article discusses some of the key elements from Graham's lesser known book 'The Interpretation of Financial Statements'. Here the author discusses some aspects that are very relevant today including the importance of earnings power, intangible assets, and book value. In short, it givens a broad indication of Graham's investment philosophies. (Gurufocus)

    The new facts of finance for 2014
    Central banks' ability to control inflation, trust in AAA ratings, safety of savings in big banks and impossibility of a sovereign default. These were just some of the age old beliefs of common investors that were shattered over the last few years. The pace at which the facts of finance are changing warrants a continuous evaluation of risks versus rewards. What are the new facts of finance that could surprise investors in 2014? Read on to find out. (Financial Times)

    Should one take comfort in this?
    Predicting where the world is heading is a very difficult task. As per the article some of the people who predicted the financial crisis that brought the world to a standstill a few years ago, seem to have got their subsequent calls wrong. In many occasions many expected the year gone by to be a difficult one for stocks. However as we all know that has not been the case. However, we believe it is not the timing but the trend that one must really get right. Read on to know the views of the author about no one truly knowing where the future is headed. (Businessweek)

    In jobless youth, US is said to pay a high price
    High unemployment in the US has serious repercussions for the economy and particularly the youth. Indeed, as more and more of the young remain unemployed, the economy also suffers because of uncollected taxes and rising expenditures. Read on to find out how rising youth unemployment burdens the taxpayers. (NY Times)

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