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How to get inside Buffett's head?

Aug 12, 2013

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

Can rural India shift to cities?
While India's long term plan may be to move the rural population to cities - a model used in Europe earlier - it does raise some questions. Can the country's service sector absorb the surplus agriculture workforce? Can enough jobs be created to create cities from scratch? Does the country have the infrastructure to handle the same? Read on more to find out... (Bloomberg)

Japan national debt cross a quadrillion
With Japan's national debt crossing the 1,000 trillion Yen mark, does it become a tipping point of credit worthiness? Moody's believe so. Read on to find out about the country's soaring debt figure which hit a new high recently. (BusinessWeek)

How to get inside Buffett's head?
Books on Warren Buffett are dime a dozen. However, there are hardly a few that offer insights into how Buffett actually thinks about investments. 'The Warren Buffett Portfolio' is perhaps one such book. Read on to find out some of the important lessons that the book offers on how the Oracle of Omaha views investments and goes about selecting stocks. (Investopedia)

More banks or better banks?
The author of this article is in favour of the former as he believes that more banks would increase competition and force the non-efficient banks to do better. Especially given how the private banks have changed the banking landscape in India over the past two decades. Read on to know more... (Forbes)

Heads you win, tails you do okay
Apart from making money through the process of price appreciation, an investor can also do well in the market if he takes precautions to preserve wealth. One way of doing so is by applying what are termed as the three most important words in investing - margin of safety. Read on to know more... (The Motley Fool)

Devanshu Sampat

Devanshu Sampat (Research Analyst) has a degree in commerce and nearly 5 years of experience in equity research. He draws inspiration from successful value investors across the globe and constantly endeavours to refine his own unique stock picking approach. While a firm advocate of the principles of value investing, he believes in adapting a versatile investing strategy in response to varying market conditions. Devanshu contributes to our Megatrend investing service The India Letter.

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