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Why it is difficult to mimic Warren Buffett...
Warren Buffett's investing principles are like an open secret. The world knows it but rarely do people follow it. But why? If investing is so simple as explained by Buffett why can't people just imitate his investing style and make money... Read on to find out... (Nasdaq)

How to govern behavioural instincts while investing?
Behavioural traits play an important role in determining the success of an investment decision in equity markets. The following insightful article lists down psychological pitfalls of investing and how to avoid them. Read on to know more... (Millstonenews)

A panacea for woes faced by coal industry
Coal shortage has plagued the Indian economy. While delay in giving regulatory clearances was cited for sluggish coal output, a recent Court hearing has turned the blame once again on corruption by the ruling politicians. This article provides an effective solution to stem out the rot through privatization. Read on to know more... (Livemint)

An important metric for dividend growth stocks
While income and balance sheet statements are prepared on an accrual basis, the cash flow statement follows the cash basis focusing on inflows and outflows of cash. Therefore the cash flow statement presents the true picture of the state of a company's finances. Therefore while evaluating the long term sustainaibility of dividend growth stocks, analysis of free cash is a more appropriate metric. Read on to know more... (Gurufocus)

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/27/2014&story=5
A cheap price to pay for a valuable education http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=9
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10 facts about Buffett that you won't believe
Being a legendary investor, most people are interested in knowing more about the life of Warren Buffett. Even his non-professional lifestyle has teachings for his followers. As an example, his decision to stay in his old home and not shift to a mansion after becoming a billionaire depicts why one should be frugal and not spend unnecessarily. This article highlights 10 such important facet's about his life which you won't believe. Read on to find out more about it as each facet has a distinct lesson embedded in it. (TopTenEpic)

Buy & Hold v/s Churning: Which is better?
This is a debate perhaps as old as the stock markets themselves. Should an investor have a Buy & Hold strategy or should he periodically churn his portfolio? An interesting article in a leading daily attempts to share some good insights on this perennial fight between the two camps. Read on to find out what conclusion has the author finally come to after analyzing 20 years worth of data. (The Economic Times)

'Super-aged' to hit global economy?
It is bad enough that the economies of Europe and US are still struggling to recover. And in the coming years as the number of 'super-aged' people increase, it will put that much more pressure on global growth. What is the kind of impact one can expect? Read on to find out. (CNN Money)

A cheap price to pay for a valuable education
Here is a good write up we came across wherein the author discusses how easy it is for biases to takeover one's investing decisions - through her own example. This in fact goes on to indicate that poor investment decisions can be a good way for investors to learn from their mistakes, to identify themselves and to get comfortable with a particular style of investing. Read on to know more about the author's experience while investing in penny stocks. (Asia One)

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=9
Godrej Cons: Domestic margins remain weak (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=8
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Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. has announced its first quarter results of financial year 2013-2014. The company has reported a 9.5% YoY growth in sales and 8% YoY rise in net profit (excluding exceptional item). Here is our analysis of the results.... [Read More]

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=8
Cummins Ltd: One time gain boosts profits (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=6
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Cummins India Ltd has announced its first quarter results for financial year 2014-2015 (1QFY15). During 1QFY15, topline was flat while bottomline increased by 27.6% YoY. Here is our analysis of the results.... [Read More]

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=6
Indian Hotels: Losses continue to mount (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=3
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The Indian Hotels Company Ltd. (IHCL) has announced its results for the quarter ended June 2014. On a standalone basis, the company has reported 0.3% YoY increase in net sales and loss of Rs 72 m at the bottomline. Here is our analysis of the results.... [Read More]

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=3
Snowman Logistics Ltd. (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=2
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Founded in 1993, Snowman Logistics is a pan-India based leading integrated cold logistics service provider.... [Read More]

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/26/2014&story=2
Are you aware about these investing mistakes http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/25/2014&story=9
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Some important features that a good investor should have
An article on gurufocus discusses about some interesting insights that investors should follow. You don't need to have a terrific IQ to be a great investor. In fact, if you have a 160 IQ, sell 30 points to someone else" replied the investing legend Warren Buffett to a question on what makes him such a great investor. Successful investing, more than brains, is about the right approach and attitude, as highlighted in this insightful article. Read on for further details... (Gurufocus)

For how much more time will this bull market last?
As the stocks are now setting record highs, there are group of exports who view the markets have become too risky and can plummet now from here. So what makes these experts believe that the markets can fall now? Read on to know their views on the this.. (The Globe and Mail Inc.)

The real secret to value investing
If there is one critical thing that makes Buffett's value investing approach a solid success, it is the focus on pricing power. If a company can increase prices without losing customers, then indeed it has some economic moat. But do companies themselves know if they have pricing power or not? Here is an interesting article that focuses on this one very important aspect of investing. Read on... (Forbes)

Are you aware about these investing mistakes
Very few people can reach the level of investing wisdom held by the Oracle of Omaha. After all, investing is not a simple thing. An article on Forbes outlines some interesting things that investors should certainly be wary about. Read on to know more about them.., (Forbes)

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/25/2014&story=9
Novartis: Quite a poor performance (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/25/2014&story=8
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Novartis has announced its 1QFY15 results. The company has reported 7.7% YoY fall in sales, while net profits are up by 3.2%. Here is our analysis of the results.... [Read More]

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/25/2014&story=8
GSK Pharma: Subdued performance (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/25/2014&story=7
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GSK Pharma has announced its 2QCY14 results. The company has reported a marginal growth of 2.8% YoY in net sales and a decline of 14.7% YoY in net profits. Here is our analysis of the results.... [Read More]

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/25/2014&story=7
Sanofi India: Price controls to impact growth (Subscriber Feature) http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/25/2014&story=4
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Sanofi India has announced its 2QCY14 results. The company has reported 18.7% YoY and 12.3% YoY growth in sales and net profits respectively. Here is our analysis of the results.... [Read More]

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT http://www.equitymaster.com/detail.asp?date=8/25/2014&story=4