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Keep walking

Tomorrows ‘cheerful’ headlines are being written today : “Mayhem in the markets” &  “Blood bath in the street ” are all time favourites. This will make investors bit nervous, but what is the data saying : Sensex is currently 23000, it was 30000 at some point last year, and from that level is down more […]

Things that matter

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it. – Warren Buffett. Phrases like “market panic”, “mayhem” and “meltdown” are being seen in headlines over what is happening in China, which has been dragging the worlds equity markets down for some time now. As investors […]

Financial emergency box

The oft repeated but ignored idiom ” Save for a rainy day” really happened for many of us in Chennai.Though the city not only recovered from this punch from nature, it has more or less stood up thanks to thousands of volunteers, armed forces and workers.  Now comes the damage assessment and its financial impact, […]

Secret of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s success

Actually, it not a secret at all. But people are curious if we add the word secret 🙂 Rakesh Jhunjhunwalla is a regular on Forbes list of richest Indians and is a billionaire. He is as far as i know the only “investor”  in the list, in the sense that his wealth has come from […]

Mantras for prosperity

No, No. I did not meant to write about mantras if repeated could make us all prosper. I had in mind some basic traits that make some of us more prosperous and others less so. Buy stuff you need but buy carefully and not often :  Don’t fall for the sale of the season, because […]

Healthy, Wealthy and wise !

Today the media will have a field day as equities crashed by over ‘1000’ points or 3% to put it correctly !. These are normal and Prashanth Krishnan in twitter mentioned that this has happened 55 odd times in last 15 years, I’m sure you don’t remember the last 3% fall, forget the first one […]

Is your money stuck in a traffic jam?

Few days back i read this report in Mint about how much waiting in traffic jam costs you ? http://www.livemint.com/Money/VX3SyEKsUZ8kYIldFVQXYL/What-is-the-daily-traffic-jam-costing-you.html The report says you spend 20% more fuel waiting in a traffic jam. I was more worried about the time spent say half an hour one way stuck in jam, that’s an hour a day, […]

Inflation is injurious to your wealth

“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” – Red Queen from the book Alice in Wonderland. Power of compounding is called the eighth wonder of the world, […]

Saving investors from themselves

Saving investors from themselves: First written in Industrial Economist in August 2013 when gold just had started its fall and real estate was still holding on. Link to the original article here :Industrial Economist “The fault, dear investor, is not in our stars — and not in our stocks — but in ourselves…” Benjamin Graham […]

Minimalism in life and investing

Profit from folly, do not participate in it – Warren Buffett Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leornado Da Vinci (1452 AD) More is better, is what we are led to believe, in both life and investing. In life through larger house, cars, phones, home theaters. This consumption is led by the belief that one needs […]