• JUNE 26, 2013

Value investing strategy demystified

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

Is book value no longer relevant?
In accounting parlance, book value means the value of an asset as per the balance sheet. On the one hand, it is nothing but a creation of the language of accounting. On the other hand, it does give one a rough idea about the tangible value of the company. Given this backdrop, how important is book value to value investors? Read on to find out cases in which book value is important and cases where it isn't... (Oddball Stocks)

Does a liberal patent law really help?
Developing economics like India are promoting generic drugs to ensure affordable healthcare for its vast population. But large pharma companies become wary of setting foot in the country lest their blockbuster drugs are replicated into copycat drugs. Over the long term, this can be detrimental and deprive India of the latest developments in medical healthcare as MNC drug companies skip to launch their drugs here. It can also give rise to a grey market making drugs more expensive and out-of-reach for majority of the people. Read on to know more... (Thomson Reuters)

Value investing strategy demystified
The basic principle of value investing states that one should buy low and sell high. But what comes across as cheap may not necessarily have the value to generate return in the future. The article discusses factors that should be analysed to calculate the true value of a beaten down stock. Read on to know more... (The Motley Fool)

Why oil prices continue to rule high?
Despite discovery of shale oil in America, crude oil prices have not softened significantly. Apart from looming geo-political tensions in the Middle East, the author gives other reasons for oil prices remaining high. Read on to know more... (The Economist Newspaper Limited)

The elixir of longevity for companies
Why do some great companies face extinction while some others continue to survive in this fast changing world? This articles tries to analyse this puzzle by unraveling the secrets for business survival. Read on to find more... (Business Insider, Inc)

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