Interesting reads

The Morningstar India team chips in with the posts they are reading and have found interesting.
By Morningstar Analysts |  12-02-18 | 
 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

When investing in stocks makes you feel like throwing up and you do it anyway

Buying on the dip, when stocks go down a few percentage points, isn’t so hard. Can you keep buying, or even merely hold on, if stocks go down 50% or more? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself this past week — not because I believe that’s about to happen, but because I know it can.

THE ECONOMIST

What Natarajan Chandrasekaran must do next at Tata

Faced with complexity humans often resort to a heuristic, a rough mental template that gets the job done. That could come in handy at Tata Group, India's largest business, whose dizzying mix of scale, palace politics and sense of moral purpose defy any categorisation.

COLLABORATIVE FUND

Why competitive advantages die

Sears was the largest retailer in the world housed in the tallest building in the world. Its catalog was the Amazon of its day. Then everything fell apart. Sears made more profit in 1954 than its market cap is worth today.

BLOOMBERG

A farm town’s electric dreams threatened with Chinese billionaire’s fortune

Jia Yueting promised to take on Elon Musk with his Faraday electric-car factory in California. Its employees came from Tesla, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Ferrari and BMW—and the company said it had developed the world’s fastest electric car. Then came the crash.

CAPITAL MIND

Volatility Killed XIV: The rapid descent into nothingness after big moves 

In a spectacular blowout, a U.S. Exchange Traded Note called XIV has gone down in flames. The product was an inverse ETN – it was designed to provide an inverse exposure to the US VIX futures. Meaning, if the futures went up 1% it would go down 1%.

ECONOMIC TIMES

Return of protectionism

Arvind Panagariya, former vice-chairman of NITI Aayog, sounds alarm over Modi's new trade template for India.

NERD WALLET

What good financial advice looks like

Good financial advice can help you achieve your life goals. Bad financial advice can cost you a fortune and leave you worse off than if you had tried to go it alone.

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