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Want to succeed in investing? How's your poker?

Aug 28, 2013

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

Mistakes equity investors should avoid
Value investing guru and the author of the book Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits, Philip Fisher has listed common pitfalls to avoid by stock investors. These guidelines are based on his philosophy of long term investing of buying great companies at reasonable prices. Read on to know more... (Guru Focus)

Amid gloom, hope floats for the Indian economy
The Indian economy has been ravaged by the widening fiscal deficit and fast eroding value of rupee. This has resulted in a steep decline in investor confidence and flight of foreign capital. But the situation is not as grave as the 1991 crisis. The author of the article feels that there are still a number of positive factors that will prevent further deterioration in the economy. Read on to find out.... (Business Insider)

Factors to watch out for in special situation investing
Special situation investing yields handsome profits. In simple words, special situation investing relates to opportunities arising from any non-recurring events that can result in huge profits. These non- recurring events could arise from acquisitions, buy backs, open offer etc. Such opportunities result in strong returns provided the investor can exploit the situation to his advantage. Here is an article that lists out a few criteria that you should be aware of while indulging in special situation investing. (The Shares And Stockmarkets)

Rupee erosion compounds slowdown woes
Rupee depreciation has added on to the misery of India Inc that was already bracing demand slowdown. This has not only resulted in cost of imported inputs rising through the roof, but companies are increasingly facing the dilemma of whether to pass the increase or keep demand intact. Read on to find out... (Newsmax Media)

Want to succeed in investing? How's your poker?
There's something about card games and investing we believe. Warren Buffett, besides his investing credentials, is a famously world class bridge player. A lot of other famous investors however, swear by poker. They argue that the skill sets one needs to succeed in investing and poker are quite similar. Read on to find out what some of the best investors feel are the similarities between the two... (market folly)

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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