• OCTOBER 16, 2013

Marc Faber's views on various asset classes

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Factors that influence sovereign ratings?
Sovereign rating is basically a rating on country's debt. Analyzing these ratings has become increasingly important these days considering that cross border investing is now a norm. However, there are multiple factors that influence these ratings. Any downgrade is viewed negatively from an investment standpoint. Read on to find out which factors influence these ratings and what effects do they have on a country. (About)

Marc Faber's views on various asset classes
Investment guru Marc Faber's view is considered sagely in the investing world. In this article, Faber puts across his views on markets, gold and safe havens in general. Read on to find out his views on various asset classes. It can act as a guide in portfolio planning and asset allocation to beginners as well as ace investors. (Global Economic Anlysis)

Investing lessons learnt in trying times
The US fiscal cliff and its disparaging impact has taken a turn for the worse. However, under such circumstances, should the investors get panicky or act enough to conserve their wealth? Well, the Wells Fargo Advisors in their write-up enlighten investors about the lessons to be learnt from such fiscal damage and how to gather right ammunition for the forthcoming trying periods. While this fiscal cliff deal remain confined to US political and economic affairs, investors across the globe should be aware of these critical investing lessons...Read on to benefit... (Wells Fargo Advisors)

Here's what will earn you tonnes of money in stocks
Imagine squaring off against Sachin Tendulkar in one-on-one. You would stand no chance, would you. However, this is what investors routinely do. By frequently trading in and out of stocks, they try to compete with large institutions who have all the resources at their disposal. But this is not how one should approach investing. There's another strategy out there where small investors can routinely beat the pros. Read on to find out what exactly this strategy is. (GuruFocus)

Can the monsoon bounty be reaped?
The government is hoping that amid the gloom of weak macroeconomic conditions, bountiful rain and thereby good growth in agriculture will help rein in runaway inflation. But two factors are likely to play spoilsport. One is the country's poor infrastructure that results in higher food wastage. And the other is the increased government spending ahead of elections that can further stoke inflation. Read on to find out more... (Dow Jones & Company)

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