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Why you should own gold?

Oct 25, 2013

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

Cows: the new savings vehicles
Many of us prefer splurging to saving. Spending to make your life a little better results in low savings rates. Especially, for developing nations like India with substantial population comprising of rural folk, encouraging savings stand essential. Therefore, economists have come up with an innovative vehicle for saving. Ever thought of cows being good savings vehicles? Can cow rearing actually translate into cash churning? Yes, it definitely can.To know more, read on the interesting piece form The Economist. (The Economist Newspaper)

Why you should own gold?
Apart from being an inflation hedge, gold also provides diversification benefits. In addition, the current macro environment makes the case for owning gold all the more strong. Read on to find out four basic tenets that depict why gold is a must-have asset class in an investor's portfolio at the moment. (Newsmax Media)

A shocking reply to what Govt should do in the next recession
A recession or a slowdown really tests the mettle of the Government. The Government usually goes into an overdrive and takes all possible steps to blunt the effects of a slowing economy. But does it really have to do all of this? A famous economist does not think so. In fact, what he has proposed a Government should do might shock you. Read on to find out... (Zero Hedge)

Basic investment lessons
In an article on Forbes, the author has laid down some basic investment lessons which he learned from his grandmother. The author's grandmother decided to forgo the services of any asset manager and make her own investment portfolio. She has shared some insightful investment lessons with the author. Read on to know about her experiences and lessons... (Forbes)

What do these major economic events teach you?
Globally, there have been several major events over the past six months. The most recent one was the US shutdown. The others such as continuing turmoil in Syria that brought us to the brink of war. Detroit filing bankruptcy and so on. These events have certainly impacted investor sentiments. So what are the lessons investors should learn from them? Read on to know... (TheHuffingtonPost)

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