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  • Jul 10, 2013

    What drives stock prices?

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

    30 of the best quotes and wisdom on value investing
    The secret to success in any field is identifying the big rules and then repeating and revisiting them until they become second nature to you. Value investing is no different. It therefore helps if one has access to quotes and wisdom from the world's most successful value investors. You can start the process right here by going through 30 of the best quotes on value investing. (Old School Value)

    Why insurers do not want to touch these parts of the world?
    The Uttarakhand disaster was not a one off case. The destruction from natural calamities have been so vast over the past few years, that insurance companies are actually shying away from offering any insurance to some parts of the world. This interesting article in Financial Times puts forth some of the difficulties that the insurers are facing. (The Financial Times - Free Registration)

    Turbulent times for Indian economy
    While a lot of negative factors can be associated with the Indian economy today, the panic button has not been triggered yet. However, lackadaisical reforms and elusive growth revival has ensured that the pessimism pertaining to the Indian economy persists. The looming CAD, rupee fall, weak GDP, exit of foreign investors and capital-stripped PSU banks continue to mount pressure. Read on the following interesting piece to get an overview of the Indian economy as the author articulates the economic state of affairs. (The Economist Newspaper Limited)

    What drives stock prices?
    People use different matrices such as earnings and revenue to predict a company's stock price. However, the author of the article says that people's productivity is an important indicator of the company's intrinsic value. As per the author when the return on people's productivity improves, the stock price jumps. Read on to know more... (CFO Publishing)

    Is the steel industry going from bad to worse?
    Remember the Tata Steel-Corus deal and the bitter fight the Tatas had with Brazil's CSN over the acquisition? Well, nearly six years on, it isn't the Tatas who are a picture of happiness. Corus has badly dented their profitability and there seems no respite in sight. The Economist carries an interesting article which could well explain the current woes of not just Tata Steel but most steel producers across the world. Read on to find out what exactly ails the global steel industry. (The Economist Newspaper Limited)

      Madhu Gupta (Research Analyst), Managing Editor, ResearchPro 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. Madhu contributes towards our small cap service Hidden Treasure.

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