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Mr. Buffett the teacher

Dec 20, 2013

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

Can Bitcoin replace the Dollar?
The price of the Bitcoin (as measured in US Dollars) fell 20% recently. This was because of the Chinese government's move to ban transactions in the digital currency. However it has recovered since then. Is Bitcoin a bubble? Can it be trusted as an alternative currency? Can it eventually replace the mighty US Dollar, as the world's reserve currency? These are the important questions that are now being asked about Bitcoin, in the global financial community. This interesting article provides an insight into the future possibilities surrounding Bitcoin. Read on to find out more. (Safe Haven)

Mr. Buffett the teacher
The Oracle of Omaha has never written any book on investment. Yet his penchant for teaching has always been very strong. And it is hardly any surprise that he is widely regarded as the one of the greatest teachers of value investing. While his shareholder letters and annual Berkshire Hathaway meetings are very popular, not many may know that Warren Buffett started his career as an investor in Omaha also teaching adult education courses at Omaha University for a decade until 1962. Here is a fantastic documentary on this legendary investor which features among other interesting things, recently uncovered historical TV news footage of Buffett in 1962. We highly recommend you watch this video... (Value Walk)

Alan Greenspan the alarmist?
Alan Greenspan. The gentleman is credited with allowing a massive subprime bubble blow up right under his nose as he presided over the US Federal Reserve. However, all this while, and well after retiring from his post, Mr. Greenspan has hardly found anything wrong with the US economy. In fact he has even supported his successor's intentions to keep printing money. However, when it comes to China, Mr. Greenspan seems to be all prepared to stake his reputation. He in fact has even confirmed "beyond doubt" that asset bubbles are brewing in China. Read on to find out what is it about the Chinese economy that has forced Greenspan to become an alarmist. (Money News)

Nothing lasts forever...
Nothing lasts forever. And so does the US quantitative easing program. The early announcements of Fed trimming the bond program has led to many tongues wagging...But are we prepared for the consequences? Hereunder is an article from Forbes that covers few critical pointers that are intricately related to the US Fed taper that one should be aware off... (Forbes)

The best types of stocks for 'Buy and hold' investing
Investors who want to shut out the 'noise' of traders in the markets and just focus on picking good stocks will favour 'Buy and Hold' investing. This means picking those businesses which are stable with strong cash flows and a good track record. Unfortunately there are very few such businesses. This interesting article highlights those types of stocks which are best suited for such investors. Read on to find out more. (About.com)

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