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Bounded Rationality, Unbounded Confidence

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This article originally appeared on advisor perspectives.

“The capacity of the human mind for formulating and solving complex problems is very small compared with the size of the problems whose solution is required.” – Models of Man, Herbert A. Simon

“Boundedly rational agents experience limits in formulating and solving complex problems and in processing (receiving, storing, retrieving, transmitting) information.” – Oliver E. Williamson citing Herbert A. Simon Read More

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The Warren Buffett Way: High Quality Stocks in Emerging Markets

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This article originally appeared on advisor perspectives.

“Shares are not mere pieces of paper. They represent part ownership of a business. So, when contemplating an investment, think like a prospective owner.” – Warren E. Buffett

“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” – Warren E. Buffett Read More

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Profit Margins, A Bottoms-up Analysis of S&P 500

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  • Profit margins as measured by Corporate Profits divided by Gross National Product are way over norm.
  • We show that profit margins for the S&P500 Index derived as Total Net Profits divided by Total Sales of all non-financial components of the index are way over mean as well.
  • We look at profit margins of various sectors and find that high profit margins aren’t limited to service businesses only. Read More
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High Quality Stocks in Developed Markets

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This article originally appeared on Advisor Perspectives.

‘Quality’ is becoming widely accepted as an anomaly and is now being designated by many researchers as a fifth factor explaining investment returns along with the four widely accepted factors: beta, size, momentum, and value. This development is in sync with our long-held belief that quality is a distinct investment style.
In this article the authors, Baijnath Ramraika (CFA) and Prashant Trivedi (CFA), present a framework for superior risk-adjusted returns from high quality stocks. Read More

Investing in Indian rural market

The Rural Story: Of Moats & Fundamentals

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The Indian rural market is on a roll. With a size pegged at almost USD 425bn and a per capita consumption that now exceeds the urban market, rural India is the new growth area for companies from sectors as diverse as telecom, vehicle manufacturing, agriculture service and product providers, financial services, consumer durable and FMCG companies. Better monsoons and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) has shored up the disposable incomes in agri-based non-urban India translating into more non-food spend.

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