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A damning indictment of Wall Street
May 15, 2014

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It's time to pacify hot markets
It's high time that the credit and housing bubble need to burst. But without any interest-rate hikes! And that's what exactly the policy makers across Asia intend too. The Asian policy makers are absolutely keen to cool off the asset bubbles without further dampening the economic activity. How are various Asian economies contributing to the macro-prudential measures so as to pacify these hot markets? Find out more from the article below picked from Wall Street Journal. (The Wall Street Journal)

Is the global economy on the path of recovery?
Opportunities can be found even amidst challenges. The current macroeconomic environment is appearing positive across global economies. Is the global economy at the point of potential inflection towards growth? Will this boost the investors' confidence in a global economic recovery? Find this out in the analytical piece below picked from usfunds.com. (U.S. Global Investors)

Basics of the cash conversion cycle
Cash conversion cycle is one amongst the many metrics that are used to assess management effectiveness. It simply indicates how quickly a company can convert cash on hand into sales. Here is a good article that helps investors understand the workings and importance of this metric. Read on to know more... (Investopedia)

A damning indictment of Wall Street
Michael Lewis is back. The author of Liar's Poker has written his fourth book 'Flash Boys'. In it, he has given us a real behind the scenes picture of Wall Street. In this article the author presents the main aspects of the book and explains how the dangerous game played by the financial industry affects the lives of every American. A must read article about a must read book. (SafeHaven)

What factor has been escalating the chances of global unrest?
The past few years have seen various instances of riots and unrest in the world with the Arab revolutions being the most dominant. This year we have been seeing growing tensions in Ukraine. What factors have been leading to this discontent? Is it the rising cost of resources such as food and oil? Read on to find out. (ZeroHedge)

Shweta Daptardar-Mane

Shweta Daptardar-Mane, has an MBA (Finance) degree and over five years of equity research experience. She passionately tracks the Banking and Finance industry and follows the macro developments in the economy, particularly the central bank monetary policy. She is deeply inspired by not only Buffett's investment acumen, but also by his infectiously charismatic, down-to-earth persona. Shweta is the contributor to our large cap franchise, StockSelect.

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