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How consumers weathered inflation?

Jun 4, 2014

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Does the fed have any Gold left in its vaults?
It is well known that most western nations store a large part of their Gold reserves with the US Fed. This Gold is supposedly held by the New York fed at Fort Knox and is to be returned to the original countries on demand. However it is now becoming increasingly clear that the physical Gold may not be present in the fed's vaults! Where has it all gone? This excellent article provides the answers. Read on to find out. (SafeHaven)

Measures to ease credit availability
The banking system in India has borne the brunt of economic slowdown. It has led to huge piling of bad debt by public sector banks. If the economy has to pick-up, then the banks need to be adequately capitalized to fuel new investments. This article discusses the bail-out package required to improve the balance sheets of banks. Read on to know more.... (Reuters)

Role of regulations in speeding up the recovery process
The author of the article draws parallels between the challenges faced by India and Mexico. On analyzing Mexico that is much smaller but richer, the author feels that modifying the regulatory framework holds the key to its unlocking. How can India benefit from following a similar model? Read on to know more... (FinancialTimes)

How consumers weathered inflation?
With rising inflation, investors have not reduced consumption of all consumer goods. While they have cut down usage of discretionary non-food items, they have resorted to down-trading and lower pack sizes in the others. Read on to know more about the shift in consumption pattern in 2013.... (Livemint)

Psychological checklist to being a better investor
Behavioral traits play an important role in judging the soundness of an investment decision. Value investor, Charlie Munger, lists down the psychological checklist to being a better investor. Read on to know more.... (Gurufocus)

Madhu Gupta

Madhu Gupta (Research Analyst), ValuePro 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.

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