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Is our economy losing efficiency? - Views on News from Equitymaster
 
 
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  • Mar 5, 2014

    Is our economy losing efficiency?

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

    Russian markets- seemingly attractive
    Is everything really bad with Russia? Well, actually there lies opportunity in adversity. Amidst the political and economic chaos, Russian stocks are looking attractive currently. Well, Russia is a brave investment now but value buys are made at lower levels. Moreover, the benchmark indices there have factored in all the negatives. And it is said that Russia in no way can collapse into an economic abyss. So are Russian markets worth having a look at this juncture? Well, to know how things have gone bad to worse and to know the risk-reward trade off for Russian markets, read the insightful piece below from MarketWatch. (Marketwatch)

    How pragmatic are Warren Buffet's investment ideas?
    Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha, is renowned the world-over for his pearls of wisdom on value investing. But how feasible is it for an investor to put these ideas into practice? Read on to gain further insights about the practicality of his investment beliefs.... (Moneynews)

    Is our economy losing efficiency?
    An important parameter to measure efficiency of an economy is incremental capital-output ratio. It is essentially an indicator of investment required to produce a rupee of additional output and therefore lower the ratio, higher is the efficiency. But this ratio has declined in the past two years. However the author of the article feels that this is a short term effect due to fall in business cycle and the ratio should improve as the economy rebounds. Read on to know more... (Livemint.com)

    25 great books no one often talks about
    'I am a better investor because I am a businessman and a better businessman because I am an investor', thus said Warren Buffett. And what better way to start on the path of being a businessman than to read some very good books about entrepreneurship. If you don't know where to start, the list we present here could do the job for you we believe. (Helpscout)

    Bitcoin as a currency; a distant dream
    The safety issue of Bitcoin has come under the scanner once again with a bitcoin bank going bust after failure of a bitcoin exchange. The digital currency that was being touted as the future currency is suffering severely from safety issues as bitcoins are being robbed by hackers exploiting flaws in the software code. The bitcoin still needs to go a long way to establish itself as a credible medium of exchange. Read on to know more.... (In.reuters.com)

      Madhu Gupta (Research Analyst), Managing Editor, ResearchPro 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. Madhu contributes towards our small cap service Hidden Treasure.

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