Monthly Archives: January 2008

Some Quotes on "Prediction"

“The worst market crisis in 60 years ” – George Soros “We’ve long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune tellers look good. Even now, Charlie and I continue to believe that short-term market forecasts … Continue reading

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When are the bulls actually bears?

by John Authers Bulls and bears have been duking it out for centuries. There will always be those who think the market is going up and those who expect it to go down. The current incarnation of that debate, of … Continue reading

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Mr. Market and You!

“An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return.’ This was how Benjamin Graham defined ‘investment’. And rightly so! At these times, when the markets are witnessing high levels of volatility, it … Continue reading

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Stock valuations are not about earnings alone

Listing of subsidiaries, re-rating of peers within a sector and news of private equity deals are among the factors that can transform the valuation picture. by Srividhya Sivakumar – HBL Healthy growth in corporate earnings, rising institutional interest and ample … Continue reading

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The "Decoupling Thesis" plunges over the cliff

Friday‚Äôs steep fall took the Sensex down 10.3% from its high of 21,206 points reached on 10 January. The speed of the fall has been unnerving but then, so far, we in India have scarcely been affected by the carnage … Continue reading

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'Guru of Wall Street gurus' bets on value investing in India

by Sanat Vallikappen – DNA Money Cheap, ugly, obscure and otherwise ignored: these are characteristics in companies that Professor Bruce C Greenwald of the Columbia Business School looks for when he makes an investment decision. Being one of the leading … Continue reading

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Some Indian Shares Offer Shelter from Volatility

By Krishna Pokharel – WSJ Looking to booming India as a haven from the world’s skittish stock markets in 2008? If so, here are three sectors — and three stocks — that analysts say are poised to outperform this year: … Continue reading

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