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Can we ever be Warren Buffet?

Apr 16, 2014

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Why is Buffett unperturbed even after losing US$ 1bn!
The first quarter earnings season has come to a close in US markets. Generally, portfolio evaluation takes place at quarter ends to assess where one stands in terms of returns. Though it may not necessitate an action it gives an idea of the current situation. And when this quarterly exercise was carried out on Buffett's portfolio it was found that he has lost US$ 1 bn in one stock. Yet he is not too bothered about this loss. Read on to find out which investment of Buffett has lost US$1 bn and why he has chosen to not pay too much heed to this loss.(Warren Buffett)

What are the chances of sabotaging your investments with bad choice of funds?
Mutual fund investors typically buy a fund after a period of good performance. This is because they wait for the fund to perform before adding it to their portfolio. But for thematic funds or those run by star fund managers, their golden period is often over by the time they get really popular. Disappointed with the returns, investors again look for another fund to buy, typically choosing again something that has been hot lately. In short, they buy high and sell low, and repeat the process multiple times. How can fund investors avert such a situation? Read on to find out.(Market Watch)

US banks hurting the poor
Have you ever wondered how banks can exploit the poor? And what if you would get to know that the banking regulator itself is fuelling the hurdles to provide credit to the large part of the population? Is our financial system safe? An article in MarketWatch suggests that banks in US are actually hurting the middle and low-income Americans. To know more, refer to the link below:(Market Watch)

Can we ever be Warren Buffet?
One of the important investment lessons vouched by Buffet time and again is that at times not doing anything. Can we ever be a Warren Buffet? Can we invest like him? What are the secrets for bagging multi-dollar returns like Buffet? These queries and some interesting views on value investing can be read here in the article below from Motley Fool)

China's credit system is in a soup
Lending activities have stumbled in a big way in China in recent periods. The credit squeeze has been particularly hampering the business of small and medium companies. Waning growth and drying up of credit lines have raised doubts about the China's long-term reforms. What is gone haywire with the Chinese credit system? To know more, read on the article below from the New York Times.(The New York Times)

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