Nov 20, 2013|
Jim Rogers' outlook of the world in future
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Important barometer for company's financial health
Many a times although a company generates good profits, in reality it does not have actual funds and is cash strapped. This may be due to poor working capital management or high capital expenditures. In such a case a company makes only paper profits which is not a true indicator of the company's financial health. The amount of free cash flows generated by the company determines its financial strength. How to calculate free cash flows for a company? Read on to find out... (MagicDiligenc)
Gearing up for Fed tapering
The recent speculations of the US Federal Reserve pulling back the stimulus package hit stock and currency markets of emerging economies. Its impact was strongly felt in India. The pull back fears have been put to rest, but only for a temporary period. With an aim to reduce India's economic vulnerabilities, the World bank recently issued $ 160 m Indian rupee-linked bonds. The deepening of the domestic debt markets is expected to reduce the country's capital flow volatility and foreign exchange exposure. Read on to know more... (Dow Jones & Company)
Jim Rogers' views on how different the world will be in 10 to 15 years
We know that global central banks' money printing policies cannot continue forever. We also know that with liquidity drying up all of a sudden the global economy will be in the most dreaded crisis. However, how exactly will the world economy look like in such a scenario? How should investors insure themselves against such a certain and critical risk? Read Jim Rogers' views on this. (Zero Hedge)
Is uncertainty all that bad?
It is widely believed that the foundation of a sound economy is built on security. However, the author of the article says that a little bit of uncertainty is vital for the growth of the economy as it acts as a motivating force. But uncertainty in excess can have the opposite effect of depressing the economy. Read on to know more about the role played by uncertainty in driving the economy. (Quartz)
Are large IT companies surpassing BPO firms?
Before the 2008 global financial crisis, standalone BPOs ruled the roost. However in the last five years, top tier IT companies have strengthened their BPO operations and have surpassed BPO-only firms. This has been possible because of the ability of big IT companies to offer a variety of additional services such as system integration. Read on to know more... (Livemint)
||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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