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Are Bitcoins worrying the US Fed?

Jun 5, 2013

Here is today's recommended reading list from Equitymaster...

"World's economy is in tatters": Marc Faber
Popular as Dr Doom, Marc Faber has been known to be a contrarian investor. He is well known in the world of investments for his focus on value investing often based on contrarian philosophies. In a recent interview he discussed his thoughts on the world economy, the slowdown in China, the mess in Europe and most importantly what is 'safe' for investors. (Streetwise Reports)

What's on the mind of founder of 'Magic Formula'?
40% per annum over nearly three decades of investing! Now, that's a track record anyone can give his arm and a leg for. Little wonder, Joel Greenblatt, the man who's managed to achieve it, has become such a sought after man. This is not his only claim to fame though. He is also known to be the founder of a very simple 'Magic Formula' for investing in stocks whose back testing has shown to outperform the index by a huge margin. Read on to find out what's on the mind of Mr Greenblatt these days. (M/s Outlook Publishing (India) Private Limited)

Is fiscal stimulus the answer when monetary policies become powerless?
Quantitative easing programmes in the US, UK and Euro Zone have been in effect for almost five years, but there is not much substantial evidence to show that they have been very effective in putting the respective economies back into shape. So, should the governments try and use more of fiscal stimulus? More importantly, would fiscal stimulus actually work in the Western world? Read on to find out more. (Bloomberg)

In which direction are markets expected to go?
The article highlights the outcome of survey conducted ni the month of May by the Economist intelligence unit. Nearly 730 investors and business executives were surveyed. One of the issues raised in the survey included gauging the health of the global economy and when the same is expected to improve. Read on to know more about the outcomes of the survey. (Forbes)

Are Bitcoins worrying the US Fed?
Bitcoins were launched in 2009 in the wake of the global financial crisis. However some bankers have expressed worries as more players have entered this online market. The article in the Businessinsider mentions that US is studying the potential risk from Bitcoins. Read on to find out what the concerns of the Fed are... (Business Insider, Inc)

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