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Is Gold a worthy investment?
Sep 17, 2014

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

Can a rejuvenated India outpace China?
The Indian economy is set on the path of recovery since the election of the pro-reform Narendra Modi government. On the other hand, China has been battling a troubled banking system. On account of unbridled investments in real estate and infrastructure, the bad loans in the country's banks have risen sharply. The slump in the property market has led to a further slowdown in its economy. Do the economic woes of China give India an opportunity to outperform? This is what Credit Suisse thinks. Read on to know more.... (Livemint)

Is Gold a worthy investment?
Gold is considered as safe bet during times of upheaval and financial distress. This is because the value of gold is universally acceptable and is not dependant on any other asset class. However, the Oracle of Omaha, thinks otherwise and views gold as worthless. According to him investing in gold is akin to gambling as it does not result in any value accretion Read on to know more about Warren Buffet's views on the yellow metal. (Fool)

Where is crude headed?
Crude prices have corrected below $100 a barrel. But are these low prices sustainable in the future in the light of geopolitical tensions in Iraq and ongoing tussle between Russia and Ukraine. Read on to know in which direction the crude prices will move in future... (Seekingalpha)

Should shareholders value only earnings growth?
While earnings growth aids in wealth maximization, shareholders should not solely focus on it. This is what value investor Warren Buffet thinks. According to him if the returns generated from deploying surplus cash in the business is less than the cost of capital then it makes sense for the company to return it to shareholders in the form of dividend or share buyback. Read on to know more.... (Fool)

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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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