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  • Aug 19, 2013

    The 'Buffett secret' in the Washington Post deal

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

    Why it pays to pay more
    Warren Buffett has stated many times why he does not mind paying up a bit more for businesses that generate good returns on capital. The author of this article provides a good write up on why this method makes sense, especially for long-term investors. This is explained well with the help of an easy to understand example. (GuruFocus)

    Should you invest in recovery stocks?
    Stock prices have corrected by quite a bit in recent times. Some stocks deserved this correction while some are expected to recover. The latter can be broadly classified as recovery stocks. But before investing in these stocks there are some very important points that a value investor needs to keep in mind. Read on to know what these points are. (Trustnet Limited)

    Is the pessimism surrounding emerging markets overdone?
    The management of the world's biggest shipping line does seem to think so. And it seems the long story remains the same - the rising middle class of these regions. With household wealth rising coupled with demand from these regions being strong are key factors that make the company's management feel so. Read on to know more about the company's views. (Bloomberg)

    The 'Buffett secret' in the Washington Post deal
    The recent US$ 250 m sale of stake in the Washington Post to Amazon's Jeff Bezos surprised many. That the legendary Warren Buffett added the stock to his portfolio decades ago is no secret. But there is a 'Buffett secret' that enticed the founder of Amazon to invest so much in the publication company. Read on to find out what it is. (Cable News Network)

    The cloning mental model
    Well known hedge fund manager, Mohnish Pabrai, along with Guy Spier discusses the cloning mental model (amongst other topics) in this discussion with a class of UC Davis. Check out this video to know more about the cloning model and how one could possibly benefit from it. (Weneca Media Group)

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