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Will history pardon Ben Bernanke too? - Views on News from Equitymaster
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  • Jan 13, 2014

    Will history pardon Ben Bernanke too?

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    An investment option you should stay away from...
    Mr. Warren Buffet's success story hardly needs an introduction. A lot has been said and written about his investment choices. However, knowing what does not make the cut is equally important for an investment portfolio to perform well. I this article, Mr. Buffet shares an important piece of advice about a long term investment option that he warns should never be a part of one's portfolio. Read on to find out more... (Fool)

    US stocks are likely to deliver poor long term returns
    US stocks performed quite well in 2013 as the US Fed chose to taper its QE program causing many to believe that the US economy is finally displaying signs of a recovery. But will this momentum in equities last? Probably not. Indeed, US stocks are quite fully priced now as a result of which the long term gains are likely to be poor. Read on to find out why the 10 year forward returns are expected to be low. (Zerohedge)

    Will history pardon Ben Bernanke too?
    PM Manmohan Singh believes that history will look back kindly at him. That his refusal to ignore corrupt practices and bring corrupt ministers to book will be pardoned. He might find some sympathy in unlikely quarters. Ben Bernanke the ex-chief of the world's most powerful central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is hoping for a similar treatment. The global economy is yet to see the long-term effects of the money printing policies that the Fed initiated under his watch. Yet, after 8 years of tumultuous service as Fed chief, Bernanke hopes that his legacy as a central banker will not be recounted as a disgrace. Read on to find out how exactly will Bernanke's legacy be chronicled. (Theweek)

    How to become a fearless investor...
    Investing is an even ball game. There is 50% probability that one may go right in his investment calls. Yet there are many investors who fail in this process. A fear with respect to stock market creeps in as investors fail. And then, they never return. However, in order to eliminate such a fear one just needs to get his basics right. Once that is done there is very little probability that one will go wrong while taking investment decisions. This article illustrates how one can eliminate fear with respect to investing and create wealth over the long term. Read on to find out more. (Thedailycrux)

    China: The disconnect between economic growth and stock market performance
    GDP growth is one of the most commonly used metrics for measuring a nation's growth and stock market performance is often expected to be in line with economic growth. However, case of China has been quite different in this regard. The disconnect between stock market performance and GDP trend in China has spawned different theories trying to explain the anomaly. While it is difficult to explain the incongruity with a single theory, all these explanations are quite interesting and give valuable insight into Chinese economy and stock markets. Read on for the details... (Marketwatch)

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