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This could be your worst investing enemy!
Greed, they say, is an investor's worst enemy. It takes away sanity even from brightest minds and makes them take decisions that they would have avoided even when intoxicated. But it is certainly not as dangerous as people deem it to be. This one factor which, as the following article discusses, not only confuses investors but also induces them to take wrong decisions. Read on to find out which factor we are referring to and whether you too are exposed to it or not. - (The Motley Fool )

Building your own snowball...
The power of compounding is the eighth wonder of the world. This is what star fund manager Mohnish Pabrai has stated many times. Broadly, this would work in two ways. One with the company reinvesting its profits back into the business which earns above average returns. And second is by it paying out dividends, which an investor can deploy back into stocks (of high quality businesses) thereby allowing one's money to work for him. The author of this article writes about the power of compounding and why it would be a good idea to start building a "snowball" at an early age. Read on to know more... (GuruFocus )

A checklist to avoid human misjudgment in investing
As investors, we are quite familiar with investment checklists. Most of these focus on financials. While these checklists provide a good start, they often fail to take into account the psychological aspect of investing and human misjudgment. In this interesting article, the author shares a psychological checklist provided by investing legend Charlie Munger and explains how to work with it using a real life example. Read on for the details.. (GuruFocus)

The unconventional way of looking at events
When a crisis hits, or an event induces panic, what is your first reaction? The following interview discusses how master investors are often marked by their unconventional view of important world events. It shows how such a view is more often opportunistic and shrewd rather than panic driven, and how having such a perspective can be very enriching for your wallet. (The Crux)

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/22/2014&story=6
Bajaj Auto: Realisations drive sales (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/22/2014&story=4
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Bajaj Auto announced the first quarter results of financial year 2014-2015 (1QFY15). The company's revenues grew by 7% YoY during the quarter, while net profit growth remained flat.... [Read More]

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/22/2014&story=4
HDFC Bank: CASA slowdown hurts margins (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/22/2014&story=2
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HDFC Bank declared the results for the first quarter of financial year ended March 2015 (1QFY15).... [Read More]

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/22/2014&story=2
SKF India: Fair performance (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/21/2014&story=6
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SKF India announced its results for the quarter and half year period ended June 2014. During the quarter, the company reported a 6% YoY and 18% YoY growth in revenues and profits respectively. Here is our analysis of the results.... [Read More]

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/21/2014&story=6
Will Iraq derail Asia's current account balance? http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/21/2014&story=3
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Warren Buffet's views on diversification
Warren Buffet's message to investors is certainly of a great essence. His verses and ideas convey an important learning from them. In of the letter to shareholders, Warren Buffet said - "We try to avoid buying a little of this or that when we are only lukewarm about the business or its price. When we are convinced as to attractiveness, we believe in buying worthwhile amounts." An article on Motley fool, discusses about Warren Buffet's ideas on diversification and what safety measures should investors take while diversifying the assets. Read on to know more about the same. (Fool)

Grantham's lessons as a novice investor
The co-founder of GMO, Jeremy Grantham is among highly knowledgeable investors. Grantham started one of the world's first index funds in the early 1970s. But even Grantham has seen various failures, and has learned some insightful lessons in his long investing career. Read on the article on Business Insider, to discover about Grantham's failures and leanings from them. (business Insider)

What habits do really wealthy people follow?
Let's just forget about accumulating wealth from stock markets and cast the net wider. In other words, wealthy people from all walks of life have certain traits which are common among them. Please click on the link to see a wonderful info graphic that highlights the so called habits that rich people follow. (Visual Capitalist)

To be or not to be greedy?
Hardly anyone ever escapes it. And yet everyone deplores it. So much so that it is seen as a taboo. We're talking about greed. Should investors be greedy? Well, it seems greed may not be bad if it exists at the right time in the right proportion. Here is an article that gives an interesting perspective on this very topic in the investing context. Read on... (Gurufocus)

Will Iraq derail Asia's current account balance?
Most countries in the Asian region have concerns with regard to their current account balance. Further, Asian economies, India, China and South Korea in particular, are heavily dependent on Iraq for crude oil imports. Therefore the deteriorating security situation in Iraq poses serious threat to oil prices for these economies. Will crude imports therefore derail Asia's current account balance? Read on to find out. The Wall Street Journal)

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/21/2014&story=3
ACC: A subdued start to 2014 (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/21/2014&story=2
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ACC has announced its financial results for the first quarter of the calendar year 2014. During the quarter ended March 2014, the company's standalone sales increased marginally by 2.1% YoY while net profits decreased by 8.9% YoY.... [Read More]

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/21/2014&story=2
TTK Prestige: Expecting good times ahead (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/21/2014&story=1
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TTK Prestige announced its results for the quarter ended June 2014 recently. During the quarter, the company reported a 10% YoY increase in revenues and flat profits. Here is our analysis of the results.... [Read More]

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/21/2014&story=1
Ramco Cem: A dismal end to the year (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/18/2014&story=9
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The Ramco Cements Ltd (formerly known as Madras Cements Ltd) has announced its financial results for the quarter and year ended March 2014. The company's sales and net profits have reported a decline of 0.3% YoY and 61% YoY respectively during the fourth quarter of FY14 (4QFY14). Here is our analysis of the results:... [Read More]

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/18/2014&story=9
Berger Paints: A strong end to the year (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/18/2014&story=6
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Berger Paints as announced the fourth quarter results of financial year 2013-2014 (4QFY14). The company has reported 19.6% YoY growth in sales while its net profits have grown by 26.3% YoY.... [Read More]

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/18/2014&story=6
Is there a bear-raid on Gold? http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/18/2014&story=4
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Questions to keep in mind while assessing the 'network effect' of a business.
Among the few economic moats that have been characterized by Morningstar, the 'network effect' is identified as one of them. It occurs when increasing usage of a particular service or good adds value to users - both new and old. And example would be that of EBay, which benefits as more people join the portal to buy and sell products. But since this is a difficult moat to gauge, the author of this article lists out few key questions that should be answered before coming to a conclusion. Read on to know more. (GuruFocus )

Is there a bear-raid on Gold?
Gold prices have been subdued recently. Speculators have been quite aggressive on the international markets driving down the price. This has led to some concern that there might be a bear cartel in the international Gold markets. Can this be true? Read on to find out. (SafeHaven )

Words of wisdom from a global value investor
Chances are that you might not have heard of Charles Brandes. He certainly likes to keep a low profile. In the world of investing, he is a well know value investor. A chance meeting with the father of Value investing Ben Graham set the stage for a very rewarding career. Here are some his thoughts that will help you become a better investor. (MorningStar)

A Lesson in the Time Value of Money
The time value of money is one of the most fundamental aspects of finance. It is the idea that money is more valuable today than it is a year later. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that this is the cornerstone of financial prosperity. This valuable article can help clarify this crucial concept of finance and hopefully put you on the path to prosperity. (About.com )

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=7/18/2014&story=4