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This is the biggest weakness of Warren Buffett

May 26, 2014

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This is the biggest weakness of Warren Buffett
While outperformance for more than a decade may have made Oracle of Omaha invincible in the investing world even he is not short of weaknesses that individuals possess. While we may have many he has few. But what is his biggest weakness? And can it ever be overcome? Read on to know more about it.(Businessinsider)

Over longer periods, only quality matters!
With relatively short investment horizons, buying stocks available at cheap valuations would be a good strategy. However, this leads investors to make multiple decisions and churn portfolios at regular intervals as these 'cheap' stocks would reach uncomfortable, unjustifiable valuations, if the predictions go as planned. But if one wishes to stay away from taking such steps and rather invest in companies with a buy and hold view, all that one needs to focus on is quality. Quality can be in the form of companies' earnings above average returns on their businesses over long periods. As per the author of this article, the return on invested capital is one key metric that needs to be given a lot of attention. What favours investing in such companies is that the act of compounding, which in all likelihood would only lead to strong returns from one's portfolio over longer horizons. Read on to know more about the same...(Gurufocus)

Investing the Shakespeare way
If someone is looking learn about investing ideas it would be very much rare that one goes and picks up Shakespeare's plays. The author of this article has stated some interesting points, about the Shakespeare's plays and how can these too can be good leanings for the investors. Read on to know more about them...(Money cnn)

What's keeping retail investors away from the markets?
With a new reform oriented Government at the centre, it is expected that Indian economy will witness better times ahead. However, for that to happen, it will be vital to bring retail investor back to the markets. The retail investors have been shying away from markets because of the various regulatory loopholes that have dented their confidence. So as economic recovery seems around the corner, it will be quite a challenge for regulator to ensure efficient markets devoid of shady practices. Is the regulator prepared for the task? Read on to find out...(Moneylife)

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