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Following Warren Buffett is easier said than done

Oct 27, 2014

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Does 'buy and forget' always work for bluechips?
Buy and forget' is the mantra that many investors follow for bluechip stocks. The fact that these are big, widely owned and steady companies, make bluechip stocks the subject matter of investor trust. However, size does not always guarantee good returns when it comes to stock investing. And investors in America are learning it the hard way. Thos who though investing in Coca Cola, Walmart and IBM is the easiest way to build a Buffett like portfolio, are in for a rude shock. Read on to find out why tracking the earnings performance of even bluechips is critical.(Online.wsj)

Following Warren Buffett is easier said than done
We believe that no one simplifies the art and science of investing better than the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett. Yet when it comes to actual performance, there is hardly any investor who comes anywhere close to matching the sheer longevity and the magnitude of his investment track record. What do you think could be the reasons? Well, a recent article makes an attempt to find the answers to the very same questions. Read on to find out what these are.(Nasdaq)

How to predict the peak & trough of gold?
With gold having no intrinsic value of its own predicting the future price movement is a difficult task. However, we came across an interesting article which gives insights on how gold prices move subsequent to hedging decisions. And to be quite honest the results were startling. Gold prices move dramatically and reach peaks & troughs post the hedging action undertaken by producers. Read on to know why and how this happens.(Thecrux)

Are you aware about these investment biases?
Legendary investors like Charlie Munger have always warned about, psychology misjudgments while selecting stock picks. As selecting stocks with such biases can ruin ones portfolio. In this article the author has discussed about two more such human characteristics, which can harm their investments. These are illusion of knowledge and illusion of control. Read on to know why author believes these attributes can impact ones investments.(Gurufocus)

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