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The Buffett Menu

The Buffett Menu

If you take a look at the Warren Buffett menu of investments, you’re sure to find the likes of Yum Foods (KFC & Pizza Hut), Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Hershey’s in the specials. Is it time to add some sauces?

Yes! Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway has inked a deal to buy-out H. J. Heinz, along with 3G Capital. Is it just his love for the ketchup, or does it make absolute business sense too? Does it fit into his typical style of investing? What is his investing style, by the way?

I spent a Sunday morning talking over the same with my Dad. Here it goes…

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Budget 2013: Can it restore the investors’ confidence?

Over the last 2-3 years, we have seen the economy riding a roller coaster, offering less foresight, and more structural distortions. In such a scenario, are factors like rising inflation & mis-selling by financial institutions shaking the retail investors’ confidence? Are they being driven to gold and real estate as preferred investment avenues rather than to sensible equity investing which could manifold their existing returns?

The budget provides the government with an important platform to introduce constructive reforms. So, could the FM, through the forthcoming Union Budget 2013, have anything in store to bring investor confidence back to the Indian Stock Market? Let’s find out…

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NPS – Is it the best way to plan your retirement?

NPS – Is it the best way to plan your retirement?

In our last week’s article on new pension scheme, we told you what an NPS account is, what its key features are and how it works.

But, is it better than other retirement schemes? Does it provide better returns? What are its disadvantages? Let’s find out in this article…

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The New Pension Scheme (NPS) – all you need to know about it!

The New Pension Scheme (NPS) – all you need to know about it!

You may be aware of the young average age of the Indian population, with more than 50% being between the age of 25-50. By 2050, most of them would be approaching their retirement. Moreover, with improving life expectancy, tomorrow’s retirees will need to accumulate a bigger corpus for their sunset years. The way to ensure this is good retirement planning.

So, have you planned for your retirement yet? If not, lets learn about an instrument that helps you plan your retirement in a disciplined manner, along with the provision of tax benefits i.e. NPS. Read on for more…

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Have you invested in a ‘Level 10’ stock?

If you are a long-term investor, your objective for investing is bound to be two pronged. You expect short-term (dividends) as well as long-term returns from the stock. To fulfill the latter objective i.e. capital appreciation, the company needs to focus on building shareholder value.

However, in pursuit of short-term gains and stock price appreciation, a company may sacrifice long-term value creation. In order to avoid such companies, you need to look for a ‘Level 10’ company.

So, what is a Level 10 company? And, how can companies strive to become one? Let’s investigate….

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