Tag Archives: Return on Invested Capital
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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Category:In the News

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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How to find out if a ‘Brand’ is creating value?

How to find out if a ‘Brand’ is creating value?

You may have often read about the importance of a Brand, of brand being a moat, etc. And you may have heard the names of Coca Cola, Apple, McDonald’s being mentioned in any discussion of brands.

But have you ever thought what is it that makes these companies so different? What does a brand exactly do for a company? And most importantly, as an investor, what benefits do you get?

Simply put, is the brand working for the company? Let’s find out in this article…

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Trading-vs-investing-comparison

Trading or Investing – What’s right for you?

Most of the participants in the stock market at a point of time would have thought about the differences or similarities between investing versus trading. Both the terms are frequently used interchangeably. But are the two strategies the same? Moreover, what if someone asks about the best method to make money in the stock market- investing or trading? It surely would not be an easy question to answer.

So, let’s try and answer this question

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