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A secret about value investing no B-School will ever teach you

Dec 4, 2013

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

Economic woes of the European Union
Against the backdrop of global recession, the definition of "success" has undergone change. Success is currently defined as not being in recession. To that effect, European Union (EU) today stands in total malaise. Not just that the indebted nations of EU are unable to repay the debts, but they have lost the ground with respect to balancing their internal economies. Moreover, the austerity measures can only provide temporary solutions. The article below lays down certain interesting facts and the dramatic ground reality. Read on to find more of this.... (Aurora Advisors Incorporated)

The real truth behind quantitative easing
Since the global financial crisis of 2008 the US Fed has used its quantitative easing program to buy large amounts of mortgage backed securities (MBS) and treasury bills from financial institutions. Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has always said that this was being done to boost the economy and not to help the government. However as this article points out, the Fed is monetizing the US government's debt with its QE program. How would this impact investors and various asset classes? Read on to find out. (Reuters)

Low PE or high ROIC. Which is better?
There's a school of thought which believe that one should invest only in the cheapest of stocks. And then there's another that argues for high ROIC companies where prices should not be that relevant. Then there's still third which advocates stocks with the best possible combination of the two. Interested in knowing which one's a better approach? Well, read on to find out a study conducted over a 40 year period that aims to throw some light on this important dilemma of our times. (Advisor Perspectives)

A secret about value investing no B-School will ever teach you
All great value investors can be said to be good analysts. But not all good analysts make good investors. Why is this the case? The reason is that high IQ, sound academic knowledge, sharp analytical skills and good understanding of the business are not enough ingredients to ensure investment success. Apart from these skills, great investors have one very important thing in common - great temperament. No B-School will ever teach you how to be patient. But the importance of this quality in investment success cannot be emphasized enough. Read on the following article to know why patience is so important in value investing... (Morning Star)

A perfect investment for the long term
Old is gold. This adage holds so true for wines that become more refined as they age over the years. It is precisely this trait of wine combined with volatile economic environment that has led people to invest in the commodity. To know more about the investing basics of wine commodity read on.... (Forbes)

Madhu Gupta

Madhu Gupta (Research Analyst), ValuePro 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.

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