Category Archives: Equity Investments

For Investors in India, Reform Equals Opportunity

Punita Kumar-Sinha, CFA, expects Indian stocks, up nearly 20% over the past year, to move even higher. Read More

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Wider than Milliseconds: Identifying a Margin of Safety

Value investors focus their analysis on putting information in context, an approach that can take longer, but is less reliant on the fastest execution of an algorithm. Read More

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Putting a Price on Innovation: Measuring a Firm’s Ability to Adapt

When important qualities like innovation and culture are hard to measure, where can analysts find answers for challenging valuation questions? Read More

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Is Africa Finally the Next Global Growth Story?

For decades Africa has seemed hardly the sort of market in which a responsible investor might put his client’s money, but things appear to be changing. Read More

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Financial Times Video: “Taking the Temperature of How the Smart Money Is Thinking”

John Authers queries speakers on a wide range of topics, including systemic risk, the global pensions crisis, and behavioral finance. Read More

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Flash Boys Debate: FT “Samples the Mood” on High-Frequency Trading at #FutureFinance Conference

Speakers at the CFA Institute Annual Conference hold a range of views on an issue that cuts to the heart of the transparency and fairness of financial markets. Read More

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Emerging Markets Investing: Getting the Big Picture Right is the Most Important Variable

Arjun Divecha, chairman of GMO’s board of directors, favors criteria that describe the financial flexibility of each country in which he seeks to invest. Read More

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Emerging Market Debt: An Asset Class Coming of Age

Despite recent downturns in some emerging markets, Kristin Ceva, CFA, remains bullish on a number of emerging market countries. Read More

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Investing in the New World Order: Fundamental Analysis Is No Longer Enough

Income disparity, geopolitical instability, political polarization, high debt, and central banks in uncharted territory have changed the reality for investors. Read More

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John Hempton on Spotting — and Selling — a Fraudulent Company

John Hempton of Bronte Capital picked sides in the Herbalife feud between Carl Icahn and William Ackman by visiting an Herbalife nutrition club in Queens. Read More

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