• APRIL 26, 2013

Who is buying gold now?

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

Who is buying gold now?
The yellow metal has been a popular investment choice because of its safe haven status. Touted as a hedge against inflation, investors had parked significant sums in gold. And the metal had not disappointed. It soared for over two decades. However since the beginning of this year, prices of gold have tumbled down. But even in this doom, there are one set of investors who still believe in the previous metal's strength. Read on to find out who is still buying gold (Bloomberg)

Why "doing less" is sometimes the best investing strategy?
This article discusses why reasons such as constant media exposure and portfolio churning can make investors underperform the overall markets over the long run. At times, staying away from the market noise helps a lot. Read on to find out about this "doing less" strategy... (Seeking Alpha - Free Registration)

11 ways to be unremarkably average
Invert. Always invert'. This expression, often used by Warren Buffett's partner Charlie Munger is an incredibly useful tool to look at things from a different perspective. In other words, if you want to solve a problem that seems hard, just try addressing it backwards. So, if you want to know how to be successful, try and find out the ways in which one can lead a pretty unsuccessful life. And then avoid them like plague. Read on to find out a list of 11 such ways in which a person can end up living an unremarkably average life. The idea is to, of course, not follow them but to stay as far away as possible. (Society6)

Investing lessons from the 'Warren Buffett' of Canada
Prem Watsa, the legendary value investor of Indian origin is popularly known as the 'Canadian Buffett.' In an interesting interview, he discusses the reason behind his firm's phenomenal success, the importance of the long term investment philosophy and his views on major global economic issues. Read on to find out... (GuruFocus)

Hyperactivity by fund managers impacts investors
Constant churning by mutual fund managers can indirectly impact investors in the form of costs - both direct and indirect. Read on to find out how... (The Economist Newspaper Limited)

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