MarketPinch offers reviews and short commentary on books and articles on economics, market trends and stocks.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Satire in Economics is often humorous, but the message is never funny ... Here is an article from the the Wall Street Journal to prove this point. Link

Monday, January 23, 2012

Big data and market sentiment come together a Forbes article. Thomson Reuters uses analytics to make sense of how news drives market sentiment. Link here

Monday, January 9, 2012

Study Financial History

A recent article in the Financial Times reminds readers why financial professionals need to remember that 'this time it is different' is wishful thinking than reality. Financial history shows that excess liquidity, psychology and regulatory failure causes risk to be mispriced, bubbles to develop and crises to break. Link : ‘Financial amnesia’ a factor behind crisis

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A case for Economics

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hamilton moment

Europe certainly needs a Hamilton moment !!! Like all moments in history where a situation looks unresolvable, an unlikely figure comes in with ideas that averts the inevitable. Time for the European Hamilton to save the Euro ...

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Dhandho Investor by Monish Pabrai

This book can be dubbed the Gujrati way to make money in stocks. It's overarching message to investors is the mantra 'Heads I win, tails I don't lose much!' Monish Pabrai should be commended for his very detailed examples. It is rare to see any investor share his methodology so explicitly. He touches on themes repeated by value investing gurus on how to make money in the stock market - strategy,discipline and patience.

The only complaint I have against this book is the repetitions he makes every few pages. His awe of the Patels is obvious and one can't blame him for their strategy is low risk with high returns.