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13 investing myths to avoid

Apr 4, 2014

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How do the Chinese bypass capital controls?
In 2013 China overtook India as the world's largest importer of gold. It has been noted that a large part of the demand is in the form of physical gold. However it is difficult to imagine ordinary Chinese citizens buying more gold then Indians who buy gold for many non-economic reasons. Who is really buying so much physical gold? Read on to find the eye opening answer. (Zero Hedge)

Why do stock markets fall?
Stock markets move in cycles. They rise and then fall. The period when they fall is most painful as quite a few investors tend to lose money in this phase. However, why do stock markets fall? And what makes them move in cycles? Why can't markets offer an assured return? Rather, is there a way to get an assured return from markets? Read on the article in order to get answers to all these questions. (The Motley Fool)

A guide to beat the market
Beating the market is seen a sign of great investment skill. Very few people in the world have consistently beaten the market for a long period of time. However it is possible to do so. This article provides a basic guide that will prove to be helpful to anyone who wants to beat the market. (About.com)

13 investing myths to avoid
Investing is not a simple activity if it has to be done right. A thorough analysis of the underlying business is necessary to avoid making mistakes. But there are other mistakes as well. These relate to many myths surrounding the world of investing. Find out about some of them here and avoid them at all costs. (Morning Star)

A Nobel Prize winner's advice about investing
We have all heard about Robert Shiller. The Nobel Prize winning economist is a co-creator of the widely used Case-Shiller home price index. In this interview has states that he favors value investing and offers important advice to investors. Read on to know his thoughts. (Market Watch)

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