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Value investing: Keep an eye on traps

Nov 19, 2013

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

What's common between Buffett, value investing and baseball?
The name Warren Buffett is synonymous with value investing. But what does baseball have to do with Buffett and value investing? Well, Buffett is known to often shares a lot of insightful investing ideas using baseball analogies. In a similar vein, the author of this article has used baseball nomenclature to describe characteristics of different kinds of investors. Quite an interesting read we believe... (ValueWalk)

US stock market 'melting up'?
The calls for a possible melt down in US equities are getting louder by the day. Many people are uncomfortable with the run up in the stock market. Recent comments made by the next Federal Reserve Chairman, Janet Yellen, have sent the US indices to all-time highs. This interesting article points out that the party in US stocks may not be over soon. The market may enter a 'melt-up' situation in 2014 before it comes crashing down. (SafeHaven)

Why is China fascinated with Bitcoin?
Bitcoin, an unconventional currency without official backing has been considered a joke by the financial mainstream. However, despite the huge risks associated, China is taking keen interest in integrating and using Bitcoin. Read on to know why China is embracing the virtual currency... (CNN Money)

Will big banks be allowed to fail this time?
Eight of the largest banks in America were downgraded by Moody's last week. The rating agency no longer believes that the banks are too big to fail and has downgraded on the assumption that these banks will not be bailed out by the Government using tax players' money and the burden will instead fall on the creditors. However, people doubt if the era of too big to fail is over. Read on for the reasons... (stltoday)

Value investing: Keep an eye on traps
Value investing style propagated by investment gurus like Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett is the mantra for long-term investors. As most of the large cap stocks are trading at high valuations, value investing seems to be back in fashion. However, if not executed properly, it can also make investors end up in traps. Read on the article to know more... (Business Standard)

Richa Agarwal

Richa Agarwal (Research Analyst), Managing Editor, Hidden Treasure has over 7 years of experience as an equity research analyst. She routinely scours the small cap universe for fundamentally strong companies trading at attractive prices. Having degrees in both finance as well as engineering has served her well in analysing business models across the small cap space.

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