50 percent crash in crude oil in matter of just 6 months has shaken entire world and had left economies such as Russia, Venezuela and other oil dependent countries in shambles. Analysts are puzzled whether the fall is due to the slowdown in world economic growth or is it because we are producing more oil than we can consume. As per the following Bloomberg info-graphic, it seems that later is the more likely case as the world largest consumer of oil is producing more oil today than it produced in last 30 years coupled with falling oil consumption.
In this exclusive video published by Fidelity investments in 2012, Peter Lynch, the author of hugely popular and bestseller book, "One up on wall street", has shared his philosophy and process of picking stocks and building portfolio that can outperform markets by a wide margin.
As part of his role at Fidelity Investments, he managed the Magellan Fund between 1977 and 1990 averaging a 29% return, making it the best 20-year return of any mutual fund over the period. About an hour long video is full of valuable lessons from one of world's most successful stock picker.
Mohammed Islam, a 17 year old high school student, has made $72 million playing stock markets. The kid from Queens has achieved all this by trading stocks on his lunch breaks, New York magazine reports in its 15th Dec issue.
Islam considers Paul Tudor Jones as his guru and is targeting a billion dollar by the end of next year. He hopes to start a hedge fund after he turns 18.
As expected market fell sharply in 2nd week of Dec 2014 and is down around 5% from the peak. Lot of quality stocks are down more than 10% since then. As we were expecting correction and had significant cash in our portfolio we are utilizing this opportunity for adding some quality names in our model portfolio.
You can check the updated portfolio here: Amit Agarwal Stock Portfolio