• JUNE 10, 2013

Notes from the 2013 Berkshire shareholders meet

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

Is equity capital more expensive?
Banks across the world strongly oppose increased capital requirements as they are of the view that this would raise their cost of funding. This article tries to demystify this myth. Read on to know more.... (The Baseline Scenario)

How the Robots Lost: High-Frequency Trading's Rise and Fall
HFT or High Frequency Trading took the markets by storm when they first made their appearance few years ago. However, instead of proliferating, even the well-established HFT firms are now finding the going tough. Read on to find out an interesting saga about how they quickly rose to the top and their subsequent decline. (Bloomberg)

Weaker yen a precursor to currency war
Abenomics - the new approach adopted by Japan to fight deflation involves significant devaluation of yen. However, such a move affects not just Japan but has ramifications for other global economies as well. Read on to find out... (econprofaj)

Is the 'B' in BRICs unnecessary?
The acronym BRIC, made famous by Goldman Sachs economist Jim O'Neill, represents emerging and fast growing economies. But given Brazil's low single digit growth rates, does it make sense to club and compare the country to the much faster growing nations like India and China? (Cable News Network)

Notes from the 2013 Berkshire shareholders meet
Notes taken by Gurufocus on the annual shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway meeting in Omaha, which was held earlier this year. This also includes the complete question and answer session between Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and the company's shareholders. Read on to view the entire discussion. (GuruFocus)

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