• OCTOBER 22, 2013

How to deal with 'investing emotions'?

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

US fiscal fiasco: Should we consider building a de-Americanized world?
Once again, US has managed to avoid a debt default. However, the crisis is far from over and has subjected many nations with huge dollar assets to high risk. Chances are quite high that the world will be treated to another round of the battle and the chaos. The repeated occurrence of such events has eroded confidence in the US as the world leader and its dollar. Could this be the time to consider building a de-Americanized world? Read on for the different views presented in the article... (Star Publications)

Can bitcoin ever be a viable currency?
Bitcoin has become a new buzz buzzword in financial markets. But can it ever become a legitimate and widely adopted currency? Read on to find out why despite all the hype, it is unlikely to gain acceptance as a viable alternative currency. (Network World)

What led to Wal-Mart Bharti split?
While Walmart has been a huge success story in US, has not been able to replicate success in other countries. It recently scrapped partnership with Indian partner Bharti Enterprises and thus lost the opportunity to tap a potential market of over a billion customers. Read on to find out the reasons that forced the two companies to go separate ways. (Forbes)

Do your investments enjoy 'economic moat'?
It was the legendary investor Mr. Warren Buffet that first came up with the phrase of economic moat. Since then, it is one of the most important criteria while making investment decisions. So what exactly is an economic moat and what is its significance? Read on to know the answer... (GuruFocus)

How to deal with 'investing emotions'?
We have often read how emotions and biases cloud the rationale and play dirty tricks on investors and make them lose money. But being human and emotional beings, is it possible to keep past experiences and biases apart while making investment decisions? The author here suggests possible ways to avoid emotions in investing and the dangerous path it can set an investor on. Read on to find out more about the same... (The Motley Fool)

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