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  • Jan 14, 2014

    The pressure to outperform

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

    Bernanke's final thoughts
    US fed chairman Ben Bernanke demits office this month. What are his departing thoughts on the US economy? And what should you make of them? Does he leave his office a satisfied man or is he worried that he might have done more damage than good. Read this insightful analysis to find out. (Safehaven)

    The pressure to outperform
    Do you look at the fluctuations in prices of stocks on a daily basis to see how your portfolio is performing? Well, if you are a long term investor this would be a bad practice to have as it would possibly lead to one making irrational decisions. However, think of this from a perspective of a fund manager - who competes with peers on a daily basis. The article highlights the pressures that fund managers have which makes it difficult for them to outperform the markets over the long term and on a consistent basis. Read on to know more... (Gurufocus)

    Rules to better control your investing temperament
    Investing is simple but not easy opined the great Warren Buffett. Indeed. It is not so much the lack of mathematical or intellectual skills that often stump us while investing. What hurts us the most are psychological blunders like lack of self-control or excessive optimism or greed. So, here's the list that would help you keep such demons at bay. (Psyfitec)

    Can 'Guru funds' become star performers?
    Move aside index funds and hedge funds. The latest star on the block is the 'Guru fund'. Newly launched mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have now chosen to drop the veil over their 'expertise'. They will now follow the investing style of investing gurus like Warren Buffett. While the aim to give investors a chance to invest like their guru, one wonders to what extent the funds will be able to maintain the discipline. Read on to find out more. (Moneynews)

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