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The forgetful investor

Wish you a happy and forgetful new year 2015 !! Let me explain 🙂 Fidelity Investments did a study of their investors to find out who made the best returns, one would like to think that those who made the best returns were either most educated, or people who carefully analysed their investments and went […]

Invest in India

Inspired by the Make in India campaign of the Prime Minister. India has one of the largest stock markets in the world, extremely well regulated and has given spectacular returns over long term which is tax free to boot. yet most Indians prefer real estate or gold. While in the past this may have had […]

Wealth through glorious inaction

  Managing your career, or home requires action. The same can not be said of investing, there the action required is only in evaluating a investment and then deciding to invest on it. Checking out after that say once a year to see if any course correction is required. Like the Zen concept of glorious […]

Of Uncle’s and Aunt’s.

  What uncles and aunts can teach you that the business newspapers will not. If you are going to invest in stocks over the next five years, would you hope for a higher or lower stock prices during that period? Many investors get this one wrong, they are elated by higher prices and depressed when […]

Circle of Competence in Investing

In the world of investments, one is constantly barraged by data, analyses, news, etc., As we saw some issues back most of it is noise, and only few signal. Indeed, the investment world is the most famous one after entertainment with dedicated news channels, newspapers etc. The management thinker Stephen Covey said that the only […]

Franklin Templeton India PE Ratio Fund

  “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on scepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.” Sir John Marks Templeton   The biggest complain that one hears from investors seems to […]

Four products for beating inflation

An article on The Mint newspaper for which i contributed. Old one but the message is relevant ( actual reason is i forgot to post it earlier 🙂 http://www.livemint.com/2011/04/04212641/Four-products-for-beating-infl.html

A signal for markets?

A very good interview by IDFC MF Dy CEO says that most investors come in when the PE ratio for the markets are in the highest band ie between 19-25 times earnings and get little or no returns for next few years which makes them disillussioned with both markets and investing itself. What the IDFC […]

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This is a headline from moneycontrol.com “edelweiss expects mkts to be volatile 1st half2011”, what they actually mean is we do not know what will happen but since you asked a question we shall give an answer! Saying that it will be volatile is like saying it may “rain sporadically with heavy rain in one […]