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When Warren Buffett faced a few googlies

May 6, 2014

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Ways to build a successful investment portfolio
In order to tackle stock market's potential risks and uncertainties one needs to have a well built and diversified portfolio. It is also possible for you to build a portfolio yourself without the help of a broker by following a simplistic approach. This article enlists simple steps that are vital to your investment strategy and ignoring them may not work in your favor. Please read on to know more. (About.com)

When Warren Buffett faced a few googlies
For ardent value investors, this trip is nothing short of a pilgrimage to see their favourite investor in flesh and blood. Therefore, when Warren Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger sat down this last weekend for another one of their AGMs, all eyes were on what the two gentlemen had to offer in terms of investing wisdom. While there was a good amount of it on offer, what was not hard to miss was the tough questions that the Oracle of Omaha faced. Read on to find out what exactly were some of these questions and Buffett's responses to them. (Business Insider)

Does India have brighter future than China
The title may lead to few raised eyebrows and rightly so! While China's economic growth is still running at a brisk 7.4% annually; India's GDP is below 5%. The Chinese government seems to be successfully slowing credit to tackle mounting debt issue; while India's government and corporate debt are still very high. Other factors such inflation, low business confidence and corruption too make matters worse for India. Given all these limitations, the article explains why India still has more scope to surprise than China when it comes to improvement in economic scenario. Read on to know more. (SeekingAlpha)

Moats and the power of compounding
Find a business whose managers can reinvest capitals at an above average rate of return, it is essentially what you call a ‘compounding machine'. This coupled with a management who treats shareholders as partners, and you - in all probability - have found a good investment prospect. Chuck Akre of Akre Capital Management discusses moats, the power of compounding and the types of businesses he likes. Read on to know more. (GuruFocus)

Is the US economy coming out of the woods?
In the first quarter of FY14, the U.S. economy grew by just a 0.1% rate. This is a big deviation from the expectations of about 1.1% growth. However, the author of this article believes that there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic now. He believes that the factors such as jobs, consumer spending manufacturing etc. sum up to indicate an emergence of a stable and strengthening U.S. economy. Read on to find out more. (MarketWatch.com)

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