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Why core competence should not be ignored?

Jan 30, 2015

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

What is a market moat?
The term moat was coined by Warren Buffett to define the advantage enjoyed by companies that place them in a better position as compared to peers. Company specific moats can be classified as Intangible assets, Cost advantage, Network effect, Switching costs and Scale efficiency. But apart from these company specific moats, there also exists another crucial moat called the market moat. Market moat encapsulates the positive environment for operation and plays a vital role in the growth of companies. Read this insightful article to know what factors drive a market moat. (Gurufocus)

Is the rate cut really beneficial?
In a surprise move, the Reserve bank of India changed its stance and cut interest rates on 15th January. The repo rate was reduced by 25 basis points. How far will this interest rate cut benefit India Inc? Read on to know more... (Reuters)

The secret to India's success story
India is among growing nations in emerging economies that has caught the world attention. Many Indian companies have made a mark on foreign soil. This interesting articles brings another perspective that has helped the country achieve its success. Read on to know what this surprising secret is. (WSJ)

Why core competence should not be ignored?
As per Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman, two management gurus, companies should stick to businesses they know best. And this has been so true in case of an Indian company that did not succeed when it tried its hand at diversification and finally had to return to its core competence. However the failure helped the company to further fortify its strength. Read on this article to know about this Indian company. (Economist)

Madhu Gupta

Madhu Gupta (Research Analyst), ValuePro has a post graduate degree in both physics and finance. Having worked with India's leading economic research agency, she has a natural flair for numbers and analytics. She brings with her a near-decade long rich experience in the field of finance. A firm believer of the principles of value investing, she looks for robust businesses with durable competitive advantages.

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