Interesting reads 17 Aug 2013 – Seth Klarman, Berkshire, Inverted Questions, History of Rupee

How to Invest Like Seth Klarman –
Seth Klarman as we all know a famous hedge fund manager who has managed to deliver more than 20% annualised returns for the past 3 decades. Author of ‘Margin of Safety’ a book that is out of print and auctioned at $1000 per copy. What are the traits for investing like him? This article gives few pointers.

Value Investing: Why Doesn’t Everyone Do It? –
Why Value Investing is not being practiced by a lot of people? Simple reason, it is boring, less of action and thrill. You will not trade frequently, You will not churn money in and out. It takes a lot of patience, even for a very long time, waiting for your stock picks to be noticed by markets, patience to sit on cash for a long time and it may even be painful as you may be travelling on opposite direction of most others.

Invert, always Invert. 5 Inverted Questions for Maximum Investing Success –
Jae Jun from OSV talks about what Charlie Munger took from Carl Jacobi the 19th century German mathematician, and applied to investing. Asking the right questions in an inverted manner before investing may prove to be useful. A good read.

Should Berkshire Hathaway Go Private? –
Larry Cunningham – author of one of the best books ever about Warren Buffett, ‘Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America’ writes an interesting article with pros and cons of assuming should Berkshire go private.

The volatile journey of Indian rupee since independence –
As the rupee against the dollar has weakend upto Rs.62 this week, this article ponders over the history of the Rupee VS Dollar since Indian Independence. Starting at almost being equal in 1947, the rupee has very slowly depreciated and suddenly moved down since 1993.

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