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  • Apr 23, 2014

    Are Indian share markets efficient?

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    Who controls the supply of the world's most important commodities?

    If your answer is China...you have missed out on some interesting statistics about an economy that gives China a stiff competition in commodity production. Russia is a major commodities producer in terms of energy, metals, mining and agriculture. Russia produces 13% of global oil output and 14% of global natural gas output. No wonder, with the geo political tensions investors are worried about the impact that sanctions on Russia could have on the prices of various commodities. This interesting chart reveals more... (Business Insider)

    Is international monetary system heading for a collapse?

    The international monetary system has witnessed a collapse thrice in the last 100 years. And as per the financial expert Mr. James Richards, we might be looking at another collapse which will be bigger than the past, with dollar losing 90% or more. What factors could lead to the collapse of dollar? More importantly, what will it imply for the global economy? Read on for the answers.... (USA Watch Dog)

    Are Indian share markets efficient?

    For stock markets to operate efficiently, the information dissemination should be uniform and transparent and insider trading should be kept under check. The US markets have strong penalties for insider traders as highlighted in the recent Rajat Gupta case. However regulatory bodies in India lack the requisite tools required to battle insider trading. Read on to know how Indian stock markets are still far away from being efficient. (The Wall Street Journal)

    Don't get fooled by the dividend camouflage!

    Apart from capital appreciation, dividend income is an important source of return. In fact, many investors have stressed on the need to have high dividend income. However, simply buying stocks based on high dividend yield could be a grave mistake. Rather even buying stocks based on dividend yield may not be correct. Instead of dividend yield, shareholder yield is a correct metric to judge the attractiveness of stocks. Read on to find out what shareholder yield means and why it supersedes the holy dividend yield metric. (The Crux)

    Move over stocks & bonds, its art funds next

    It has become increasingly clear that the US Fed's loose monetary policies have only put more money into the hands of the wealthy. For one, it explains the rise in stock prices at a time when the economic fundamentals have hardly improved. Given that interest rates are close to zero, the wealthy are looking at other avenues besides stocks and bonds to park their funds. And art funds appear to be the next choice. Why is that? Read on to find out more. (CNN Money)

      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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