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Lessons from Warren Buffett's mistakes

Mar 10, 2014

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

US is looking to put an end to 'austerity'
In his recently released budget, President Obama called for an 'end to austerity'. But when was US austere to begin with? Spending in the US is currently around 15% higher than in 2008 and 75% higher than in the previous decade. This four year leap in spending was financed with a US$ 5 trillion increase in the national debt. So what does President Obama mean by putting an end to austerity? Read on to find out. (Zerohedge.com)

Lessons from Warren Buffett's mistakes
There is a saying that you should learn from other's mistakes rather than commit one yourself and then learn from it. So, when it comes to learning from others mistakes in investing, who better than Warren Buffett? In his recent annual letter to shareholders, Buffett shared his story on one investment that turned dud. Read on to know what investment he refers to and what you should learn from it. (Thecrux.com)

What is Dr Copper saying about China?
Dr Copper is considered to be an important gauge of economic health. China's significant fall in exports and poor economic statistics have already impacted the prices of copper. How will the metal react to China's first domestic bond default? Read on to find out. (Businessinsider)

Can the US afford to get involved in the Ukraine?
The Ukraine crisis has got the world on tender hooks. Financial markets were spooked when the crisis broke out. The US congress has already approved a US$ 1 bn aid package for the country. However an important question remains unanswered. Is the US in a sound financial condition, to remain involved in the politics of Ukraine for a long time and that too against Russia? This excellent article by US senator Ron Paul throws light on the issue. Read on to find out. (Safehaven)

Long term investing vs active trading
Here is another piece on why active trading does not work in the long run. In this article, the author discusses the reasons as to why investors tend to come back to trading, despite repeatedly burning their fingers in the past. He also touches upon the reasons as to why active trading is usually overwhelming for the masses. Read on to know more... (Gurufocus)

Devanshu Sampat

Devanshu Sampat (Research Analyst) has a degree in commerce and nearly 5 years of experience in equity research. He draws inspiration from successful value investors across the globe and constantly endeavours to refine his own unique stock picking approach. While a firm advocate of the principles of value investing, he believes in adapting a versatile investing strategy in response to varying market conditions. Devanshu contributes to our Megatrend investing service The India Letter.

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