Archives for April 2013

Saturday: Interesting Reads This Week

Here are few interesting articles that I have been reading this week: To Avoid the Biggest Investing Mistake, Stay Strong: Carl Richards has written a timely piece in New York Times about staying strong in the face of adverse market condition. The crux of the article - "The biggest risk investors face is getting scared out of their plans at exactly the wrong time. The problem, of course, is that markets like the one we experienced in 2008-9 are not unique. We have seen similar troubles … [Read more...]

Friday Grin: Junk Food

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Saturday: Interesting Reads This Week

Here are few interesting articles that I have been reading this week: The Forgotten Lessons of 2008: As the market reaches all time high levels, it is worthwhile to review this excerpt from Seth Klarman's annual letter that describes 20 lessons from the financial crisis. One of my favorite is - "Having clients with a long-term orientation is crucial. Nothing else is as important to the success of an investment firm."(FarnamStreet) Flip a Coin: A study of 883 analyst ratings issued on the … [Read more...]

Friday Grin: Glass Half Full Banker

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Saturday: Interesting Reads This Week

Here are few interesting articles that I have been reading this week: Intelligence and Successful Investing Don’t Always Correlate: More than intelligence, a sound temperament, a sensible investment framework, and a consistent process will go a long way in achieving investing success. The author picked a very useful quote from Warren Buffett - “What’s needed is a sound intellectual framework for making decisions and the ability to keep emotions from corroding the … [Read more...]

Friday Grin: The Birth of News Media

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Showrooming in the Retail Environment

Here is a nice infographic about "showrooming": examining goods in a brick and mortar store but making the actual purchase online. It is becoming every brick and mortar retail store's nightmare. Source: Statista … [Read more...]

Saturday: Interesting Reads This Week

Here are few interesting articles that I have been reading this week: A Man in the Mirror: Bill Gross, a.k.a bond king, of Pimco has written an introspective note this month. He wonders how much of the performance of top investment managers are due to superior skill and how much is due to favorable macroeconomic environment since 1970s till date. Though he puts himself in the same category as equity investors, e.g., Peter Lynch and Warren Buffett, I think, bond investors like Bill Gross are … [Read more...]

Friday Grin: Austerity

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