Good investing reading – 6 March 2013

Good investing reading

 

Are you an investor or a speculator? – WSJ

Jason Zweig, Wall Street Journal has a two-part article that delves into the question of whether one is an investor or a speculator. I had earlier written about the Investor or Speculator question by Benjamin Graham. Jason Zweig writes well and goes into historical origins of these words and how meanings have changed over time.

Are you an investor or a speculator? – WSJ – Part 1

Are you an investor or a speculator? – WSJ – Part 2

 

Personal finance media should be boring

A good article on whether time is better spent in investing or watching financial news. It has interesting commentary from multiple people from the field of investing.

Personal finance media should be boring – Abnormal Returns

 

An Autopsy of a Dead Social Network

This has an esoteric title at first glance. But I assure you that it is interesting. We don’t have listed social networks in India like there is Facebook in the US. Such business models are not super-strong as many seem. For all those who think Facebook is invincible, tell me, don’t we have Orkut as an example in India? I am not saying Facebook will fail but its worth understanding the business.

An Autopsy of a Dead Social Network – MIT Technology Review

 

Is India experiencing incipient capital flight?

I highly recommend reading Prof. Jayanth Varma’s blog if you are interested in reading on Indian economics and markets. He write this interesting article about how capital can easily flow out of India. Or, as he asks whether it is not happening already?

Is India experiencing incipient capital flight? – Prof. Jayanth R. Varma

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