• FEBRUARY 7, 2014

How will history treat Bernanke?

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

The Chinese banking crash
China is at the top; albeit for wrong reasons. And this time the victim out there is the banking sector. While the nation did succeed in avoiding 2008 financial crisis, the Chinese banks today stand highly vulnerable. Will the China slowdown drag the entire global economy to rock-bottom? To know that, simply click on the link below from the Bloomberg. (Bloomberg)

Did you miss a great stock opportunity because of indecision?
We mostly focus on the investing decisions that we make. You buy a lousy stock and lose money on it; you remember that... You also remember good investment decisions. But what about the 'indecisions'? Say for instance, you had come across a great business at a beaten down price. There was every reason for you to buy it but somehow you did not buy it. And then you regretted after it saw its stock price multiplying. If you have had such an experience, you will certainly enjoy reading this insightful article... (Institutional Investor)

What does the fed do?
Most people, who are in the world of investing, have heard of the US Federal Reserve (or the fed). People are aware that its every action is watched carefully and analysed threadbare. But what is it that the fed really does? What are its duties as the US central bank? Read on to find out. (About.com)

Is the US bull market finally over?
The US stock markets have enjoyed a spectacular bull market since March 2009. The benchmark S&P 500 index has risen a staggering 175% to hit an all time high of about 1,850. Remarkably this bull market has not witnessed a correction of even 10% for the last 30 months. So for how much longer can the party continue? Is the recent fall in US equities a sign that the 'least loved bull market' in the history of Wall Street may be over? Read on to find out... (SafeHaven)

How will history treat Bernanke?
Ben Bernanke. Depending on what you believe in, this name is likely to evoke either respect or revulsion. But make no mistake; Ben Bernanke did preside over the US Fed in what can be called as one of its most tumultuous times. Read on to know an interesting perspective about the legacy of the outgoing Chairman of the world's most powerful central bank. (Ludwig von Mises Institute)

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