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Reading and its compounded effect

Mar 24, 2014

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

China- a risk to the global system
The good old days seem to be over for Chinese economy. For China's economic strength is in danger. It is also at a risk of embracing a massive credit bubble; somewhat similar to that of the West. Deflationary concerns are raising its ugly head. Chinese production is slowing. Property prices are unexpectedly cooling. Commodity stockpiles are piling. And not surprisingly investment returns are falling. Moreover, the debt trap is gradually building up for the Chinese economy and this might even call for a destructive banking crisis. Well, this might prove harmful to the global system might be an understatement too. To learn this and more about the Asia's strongest economy... read on the interesting piece picked from Forbes... (Forbes)

Are you a victim of this asset allocation blunder?
We've all been brought up on the notion that one should invest more in stocks when one is young and then gradually move over to bonds as we grow old. A study conducted over a period stretching as much as 110 years however has shown this belief to be totally false. If that's indeed the case, how should investors approach asset allocation? Should it be an all stock strategy or half bonds and half stocks? Well, you'll have to read on to find out. (The Global And Mail)

Lessons from a 21-year old value investor
The most amazing thing about the value investing approach is that it is a process that can be replicated by any disciplined and committed investor. We came across an interesting profile of a 21-year old value investor. We recommend you to read this article to understand how this young gentleman makes his stock picks... (The Global And Mail)

Reading and its compounded effect
Warren Buffett has time and again spoken about the importance of reading, especially for building up knowledge that can be used in the area of investing; and how it can help given that this can be compounded over time. Here is an example of how the author went about setting the task of understanding a new sector, and how he went about doing so in a span of five days. We believe this is a very useful process that investors could follow to learn about sectors and companies. Read on to find out more. (Guru Focus)

New to the cement sector?
In relation to the above story, here is a good read on understanding the cement sector in India. The article discusses about the processes involved, the types of products, and the industry players, amongst others things related to the cement sector. Read on to know more... (Dalal Street)

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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