Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway letter 2017-Be An Active Investor

Warren Buffett, in his latest letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway showcases how funds managed by professionsal fund managers have underperformed the amateurs. He start with two betting stories that are still awaiting results. In 2002, entrepreneur Mitch Kapor asserted that “By 2029 no computer – or ‘machine intelligence’ – will have passed the Turing Test,” which deals with whether a computer can successfully impersonate a human being. Inventor Ray Kurzweil took the opposing view. Each backed up his opinion with $10,000. He mentions that he has now clue about who will win this bet, but will confidently wager that no computer will ever replicate Charlie (The one and only Charlie Munger!!)


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Featured IPOs - DMart-Avenue Supermarts Limited

D-Mart is an emerging national supermarket chain, with a focus on value retailing. In fiscal 2016 D-Mart was one of the largest and the most profitable F&G retailers in India. D-Mart offers a wide range of products with a focus in the Foods, Non Foods (FMCG) and General Merchandise & Apparel product categories. D-Mart  opened  its first  store  in  Mumbai,  Maharashtra  in  2002.  As  of  September  15,  2016,  we  had  112  stores  with  Retail Business Area of 3.40 million sq.ft, located across 41 cities in Maharashtra (58), Gujarat (26), Telangana (13), Karnataka (7), Andhra Pradesh (3), Madhya Pradesh (3), Chhattisgarh (1) and NCR (1). Company plan to deepen our store network in southern and western India and gradually expand our network in other parts of India pursuant to our cluster-focused expansion strategy. 

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EPS (Earnings Per Share) Explained

Earnings Per Share is one of the most important factors that investors need to keep in mind while selecting a stock for long term investment. As the name itself suggests, it is the earnings or profit allocated to each outstanding shares of a company and it servers as the prime indicator of a company's profitability. Earnings Per Share or EPS is the only indicator that directly comes in the results of every Indian company. Did you ever come across this while reading through the results sheet??

EPS of Arrow GreenTech

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Ashish Dhawan Latest Portfolio 2017

We are adding one more well known investor in our Master's Portfolio session - Mr. Ashish Dhawan, the former director of ChrysCapital,  a portfolio management company which manages $2.5 billion across six funds. Dhawan is one of India's earliest and well-known private equity investors, starting ChrysCapital before he turned 30. Over the last 20 years, he has grown into his role as one the country's top investors. In 2011, Ashish Dhawan quit ChrysCapital and took to something that he had always been passionate about, philanthropy and teaching, and started Central Square Foundation and co-founded Ashoka University in Haryana.
Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation

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Ashish Kacholia Latest Portfolio 2017

Ashish Kacholia of Lucky Securities is a darling of many of the value investors in stock market. He started his career with Prime Securities and later on moved to Edelweiss Capital. In Prime Securities he was on the research desk, researching stocks for the company's portfolio and he used to visit a lot of companies and create financial models. His focus was on small cap stocks, which they were expecting to grow much bigger and strategy work for bull market days. 

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Porinju Veliyath Latest Stock Portfolio 2017

A planter and patriot first, Porinju Veliyath has become a worth looking portfolio manager in Indian stock market investing arena. Through his company named  Equity Intelligence, he has been running a portfolio management scheme (PMS) out of Cochin, in Kerala, starting from 2002.

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Dolly Khanna Latest Portfolio 2017

While the name Dolly Khanna is well-known on Dalal Street, few in the market know about Rajiv Khanna, the real hero. A chemical engineer from IIT Madras, Rajiv Khanna worked for ICI Ltd, a pharmaceutical company as a research person in the field of industrial explosives and blasting physics. In 1986, he started his company - Kwality Milk Foods.

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Top 3 ELSS Mutual Funds in India

Equity linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) funds are the best known way to use the R.1.5 lakh limit that is there for tax saving investments under Section 80C. Since the best way to invest regularly in a fund is through an SIP, investors should just start an SIP in a carefully-chosen ELSS fund and let it run for a long duration. When comparing with other tax saving schemes like Tax saving Fixed Deposits, PPF, NSC etc, ELSS offers higher returns. However, these returns are not guaranteed and have low lock in period of 3 years. Here are the best top 3 ELSS mutual funds in India for 2017 tax savings purpose.

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Amitabh Bachchan Latest Stock Portfolio 2017

Amitabh Bachchan is turning to be the Big B for Indian stock market as well. Learning from the initial setbacks and mistakes,Bachchan is coming out as an investor we should follow. He started off his investment career in stock market in 2011 by investing in unknown penny stocks which turned out to be disastrous.

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Bitcoin - An Introduction to Indian Investors

What is a Bitcoin

Bitcoin was introduced on 31 October 2008 by an unknown group or a person named as "Satoshi Nakamoto". It is basically a   digital crypto currency asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. The identity of Nakamoto is not confirmed yet. The bitcoin transactions take place between users directly, without an intermediary. These transactions are verified by network nodes and recorded in a public distributed ledger called the blockchain. Since the system works without a central repository or single administrator, it is categorized as a decentralized virtual currency. 


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