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7 Deadly Sins and Politics

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In the Top 5 this week: Correlation doesn’t imply causation and people are as primal and instinctive in the stock market as they are in life. Remember that panics and banking crises are the rule, not the exception we believe. Learn how asset managers are taking advantage and peddling colorful investing juju and discover what the seven deadly sins have to do with investing.

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Business DNA: Your Word is Your Bond

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Business DNA: Khalid M. Hashim was raised in Calcutta and Bombay in India by a middle-class family with a long tradition in shipping and trading, but he represents the first generation to actually own such a business. Khalid wanted early on to go into shipping, but his father insisted that he gain a university degree and explore all areas of the industry through internships and jobs before he committed to sea transport. Khalid describes the business of Precious Shipping PCL: “In a very simple way, we connect cargoes between exporting countries and importing nations – as simple as that. That’s what we do – carry it safely, correctly, and without any problems.”

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A Wounded German Tiger and Margin of Safety

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It would be great to say that the stock market has turned a corner in February, but you don’t have to look far to find still more dark predictions for the future of the financial world.

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Global Equity FVMR Snapshot: ‘The World Markets in Your Hand—Every Week’

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Global Equity FVMR Snapshot: “The world markets in your hand—every week.” This product is a weekly update on the world markets, including developed and emerging markets, as well as major regions and countries. It’s a one-page document that covers the way we invest, which is based on fundamentals, valuation, momentum, and risk: what we call “FVMR”. Get it in your inbox every Monday and you’ll always be up to speed on global equity markets.

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Avoiding The 10 Worst Days Increases Your Return Massively

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We got a lot of comments from people saying they read The 10 Best Days, they liked it, it was helpful; we also started to get some questions, one in particular. So, this A. Stotz academic-style research answers the question: What impact would missing The 10 Worst Days in a 10-year period have on terminal wealth?

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The Value Investing Family Tree

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We have a great selection for you this week. Check out Benjamin Graham’s legacy of significant value investors and the way they’ve shaped how we look at value investing. Read Larry Fink’s advice to companies to stop engaging in practices which can undermine your abilities to invest in the future. Join us looking at India and it’s rising stock popularity following the election of pro-business leader Narendra Modi in 2014. Avoid the herd instinct and more…

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Clustering of Best and Worst Days

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This post follows on from our previous 10 Best Days blog post. This A. Stotz academic-style research answers the question: How likely it is that an investor would miss the 10 best days?

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Hedge Your Bets and Balance Your Risk Profile

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Week of January 25 – Top 5 of the Week. Those of you keeping up to date with the current state of the market will no doubt have heard the whispers and rumors of a stock market crash and a recession potentially looming ahead of us all again. We ask if the recent oil prices are of any consequence, and cast an examining eye over the condition of the Red Empire – China’s economy.

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The 10 Best Days Is Not a Myth

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Behavioral economics teaches us that our emotions play a major part in our trading. This A. Stotz academic-style research answers the question: What would the impact on terminal wealth be if an investor missed the 10 best-return days in the U.S. market over a 10-year period?

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Keep Emotions Out of It, Above All Don’t panic!

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Week of January 18 – Top 5 of the Week is a summarized collection of financial investment articles that we like and think you might like too. Each week we will keep you up to date with the top 5 articles worthy of your attention.

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