• AUGUST 5, 2013

Are you aware of this risk while investing?

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

How will this bubble burst?
There have been asset bubbles in the past and there will be many more in the future too. When they burst, investors get hurt. But as per Dr Marc Faber, there is a huge asset bubble which investors seem to be ignoring at the moment. And when it bursts, it would have a negative impact on markets all over the world. Watch the video to find out what the bubble is and Faber's thoughts on how it will end. (GuruFocus)

Are you aware of this risk while investing?
Leverage magnifies returns. As long as you earn positive returns the strategy works quite well. However, it can also lead to destruction if returns fall. During a declining stock price environment leverage can wipe your equity and result in huge losses. In fact, leverage was the heart of 2008 financial crisis. This article explains in a very lucid way the after effects of leverage. Read on to find out why investors should never resort to leverage while investing. (Stansberry & Associates Investment Research)

What's in store for investors across global markets?
Stock indices for the developed world including the US, UK, Germany, Japan as well as some of the emerging markets have soared over the past few years. But, what are the forward looking prospects for the economies around the world? Can the markets get any better? John Mauldin discusses this in detail. Read on to find out more. (Mauldin Economics)

Is there any hope left with the gas revolution in India?
The picture with respect to consumption of raw materials in utilities is somewhat different on the two sides of Atlantic. While the US is relying more on gas given how cheap it became, post the shale gas boom, European utilities were able to produce power at hugely cheap rate as they were able to get coal economically. But, what is the situation in India? There were huge hopes post the gas discoveries in 2003, however, things did not turn out to be as effective. Read on to find out more about the various nuances connected with ‘gas' in India and if it could have been used more efficiently. (Forbes India)

Insights from George Soros
At a time when the markets are going through a very volatile phase of sharp ups and downs, it is always good to go back to basics and remind yourself about the fundamentals. Especially if you are a long term investor! Here are some good insights from the well know investor George Soros. (StockTwits 50)

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