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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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Gap between Nifty & Nifty@MRP widens. What should you do?

Gap between Nifty & Nifty@MRP widens. What should you do?

The quarter ending December 2012 looked up to the Government for some major reforms through its Union Budget for FY13-14, to address the macro problems affecting the economic growth of the country, such as slow investment growth, high inflation and rising current account deficit.

Capital intensive sectors took a hit on the back of sluggish construction activity and slowdown in order inflow, while companies in the defensive sectors outperformed.

In this backdrop, let’s look at how the Nifty 50 companies performed in Q3 of FY12-13? Has the market overvalued or undervalued Nifty vis-à-vis its MRP, and, what should investors do?

Let’s find out…

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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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Category:In the News

Understanding the Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio & its Importance

P/E ratio is one of the most popularly used and talked about valuation ratios. It also comes across as a very simple ratio to calculate. However, one often tends to miss the fact that the P/E ratio incorporates several fundamental factors.

Also, the P/E ratio should never be used in isolation, one should ideally analyze it with respect to comparable companies’ P/E ratios and the markets’ P/E.

So, how does one go about doing the same? And what does this ratio exactly tell us? Let’s find out….

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FIIs continue to earn from the Indian Stock Market; What’s stopping you?

FIIs continue to earn from the Indian Stock Market; What’s stopping you?

In October 2012, foreign institutional investors crossed the $150 billion mark of net investments in India. This is despite the challenges the Indian economy is currently facing!

While this may sound surprising, this positive bias comes on the back of the recent reform initiatives taken by the Indian government. These have strengthened chances of better economic growth and thus, improved market sentiment.

But, we retail investors back home continue to stay away from the market! Let’s find out what’s stopping us from earning that extra return…

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Category:Economy