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Zeal To Read Weekly News letter

Weekly Newsletter

Zeal To Read Weekly News letter

Weekly Newsletter | by 2 | on 2021-03-07 06:00

At Zebu we spend a lot of time reading news and articles that cover a wide range of topics, including investment analysis, psychology, technology, etc. We have been sharing our favourite reads with clients under our weekly ‘ Zeal to read ’.

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News you may use

All engines of demand starting to fire, says RBI

Billion-Dollar market cap club. The number of domestic companies whose market value has exceeded a billion dollars has touched an all-time high of 335, exceeding that of countries like Germany, France, Canada or South Korea.

Centre to procure 9.5% more wheat this year amid farmers’ protests

Cess, surcharge share doubles to 19.9% of central taxes in FY21: Report

EPFO Proposes Interest Rate of 8.5% for FY21

Exports dropped by 0.3% year on year in February to $27.67 billion against a 6.2% rise in the previous month: Preliminary data

Financial Stocks Net 60% of $3.5 b FPI Inflows in Feb

FY21 GDP Performance may Beat Estimates, Says Finmin

Fuel prices set to surge as OPEC+ extends output cut

GST kitty tops ₹1.1L cr for 3rd straight month

India’s services sector expands at fastest rate in a year in Feb; employment falls further: Survey

Indian economy on ‘upswing’; govt set to spend more along with pro-growth reforms: Panagariya

India’s oil demand set to hit record high as recovery from Covid sets in

Inflation targeting: Current target band should be extended for 5 more years, says Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar

IRFC, NCDC Cancel Bond Sale as Benchmark Yield Touches 6.26%

Labour codes face delay as states fail to frame rules

Manufacturing activities slightly ease in Feb; firms upbeat on demand spike: Survey

NHAI plans 5,000 km roads per year

Personal Mobility Quest Keeps Car Sales Going up – February PV despatches grow 23% YoY; CV sales also up

RBI Governor expresses optimism about Covid following roll-out of vaccines

Record FDI in 1st 9 months of FY21

Singapore Top FDI Source in Apr-Dec. FDI equity inflows rose 40% to $51.47 b in first 9 months of FY21 from $36.77 b in the year-ago period, said govt.

With $4.9 billion inflows so far in 2021, India continues to attract FPIs

Women fund managers oversee ₹4.11 trillion assets in India: Survey

Views may be of use

Greedy, fearful and all that – Winding the clock back a year, to revisit a different world altogether
Key question in every panic: does this change any line-item on my shopping list? This is the filter through which I parse every ‘terrible’ thing that happens in the world around me: terrorist attacks, election outcomes, stagflations, recessions, superbugs, selfie sticks. No matter how bad the event, it is professionally a non-event if it doesn’t impact my shopping list. During or after each existential crisis, it’s worth doing a line-by-line review, asking: Do I still want to own this company? At same price? With a high bar on the former, and a conservative approach to the latter, my answers are usually yes and yes.
Source: https://buggyhuman.substack.com/p/greedy-fearful-and-all-that    )

What’s the Difference Between Gambling and Investing?         
“The longer you play in a casino, the greater the odds you’ll walk away a loser because the house wins based on pure probability. It’s just the opposite in the stock market.”
Source: (https://www.mr-stingy.com/difference-gambling-investing/   )

INDIA IS A LAND OF OPPORTUNITIES

      5th Largest Economy, Rising Affluence, Young and Vibrant (Slide No.11)
Source: (https://www.bseindia.com/xml-data/corpfiling/AttachLive/40271f62-4fdb-4d35-8e7e-aa5d1eb4fb6b.pdf     )

Warren Buffett’s Big Investing Mistake
Warren Buffett is the world’s most successful investor. Yet, even the best make mistakes, as any good investor knows. Analyzing Warren Buffett’s mistakes in depth can make you a better investor. In the just-released 2020 Berkshire Hathaway annual letter, Buffett briefly tells us about a recent, big, mistake: Precision Castparts (“PCC”). Let’s dive in and see what we can learn.
Source: (https://behavioralvalueinvestor.com/blog/warren-buffett-pcc     )

Invest Like a Pronghorn
Investing is full of cheetah rock stars too. Companies, investors, funds, and CEOs which dominate our attention with flashy eye-popping returns. Huge bursts of wealth that look so spectacular on charts going up, up, and up. They dominate CNBC and social media. It is easy to imagine how awesome it would be to ride those explosive investment rocket ships. Rocket ships run out of fuel just as cheetahs get tired quickly and stop. Eyepopping yearly returns are extremely enticing and rarely sustainable. The run of a cheetah is exhilarating, but short. Do you really want to invest like a cheetah?
Source: (https://breakingthemarket.com/invest-like-a-pronghorn/     )

The Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are The Most Important
A good library is filled with mostly unread books. That’s the point. Our relationship with the unknown causes the very problem Taleb is famous for contextualizing: the black swan. Because we underestimate the value of what we don’t know and overvalue what we do know, we fundamentally misunderstand the likelihood of surprises.
Source: (https://fs.blog/2013/06/the-antilibrary/ )

Collection of short book reviews
Visual library of few books that are summarized
Source: (http://blas.com/)

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