This Week’s Best Investing Reads – Curated Links

This Week’s Best Investing Reads – Curated Links

Here’s a list of this week’s best investing reads:


Value Partners Asia Bets On India In Hopes Of “Demographic Dividend”

Value Partners Asia ex-Japan Equity Fund has delivered a 60.7% return since its inception three years ago. In comparison, the MSCI All Counties Asia (ex-Japan) index has returned just 34% over the same period. The fund, which targets what it calls the best-in-class companies in "growth-like" areas of the market, such as information technology and Read More

Free Reading: Dear Fellow Shareholders (Hurricane Capital)

The Unintended and Deleterious Societal Consequences of Quantitative Easing (The Felder Report)

Mohnish Pabrai On The Mistake Of Selling Ferrari (ValueWalk)

How Many Will Stay the Course During the Next Bear Market? (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Axel Merk: “Investing Is Not About Bragging Rights At Cocktail Parties” (Zero Hedge)

How Warren Buffett Used Insurance Float to Become the Second Richest Person in the World (Vintage Value Investing)

Notes from Howard Marks’ Lecture: 48 Most Important Things I Learned on Investing (Safal Niveshak)

This Map Shows the Most Valuable Brand for Each Country (The Investors Podcast)

What is Your Edge? (Base Hit Investing)

Explaining a Paradox: Why Good (Bad) Companies can be Bad (Good) Investments! (Musings on Markets)

Ten Years (Blog Investment Masterclass List)

Where Markets Fail: Markets Are Not Systemic (CFA Institute Enterprising Investor)

Profit Margins in a “Winner Take All” Economy (Philosophical Economics)

Confirmation Bias: Why You Should Seek Out Disconfirming Evidence (Farnam Street)

Jeff Bezos’ Criteria for a Great Business (Greg Speicher)

A Matter of Expectations (Jason Zweig)

World Population Density in 2015 (The Big Picture)

For those thinking of investing in ETFs: Are you sure? (The Globe and Mail)

Income Portfolios: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Forbes)

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