Market gyrations even out in long term…

There were many dire predictions about the equity market in the wake of demonetization –same day as Trump’s victory! Some of these predictions even looked correct and sounded intelligent when we read it. It was proved right when we saw the S&P 500 immediately collapse 5% on the evening of the election results. I saw […]

Equity market fall and fear….

The fear center in your brain, can respond to danger in a very short time – one-25th the time it takes to blink your eye. These brain cells fire when an attack dog snarls at you, you lose balance on a cycle in the middle of the road, or the Equity markets dive. Your brain […]

If I had invested Rs. 10,000 in Wipro in 1980…

I have done this post in the past…and this is not a post on how this would have become 650 crores – or whatever. I am doing this post to tell you what response I get when I do such a post: If my father had Rs. 10,000 in 1980, he would have been the […]

Role of a good broker-adviser

I have a choice of paying: a) zero brokerage    b) opening an account with zerodha or c) pay about 1.5% brokerage to be with a broker-adviser The offer of zero of course comes from friends and from brokerage houses which will want a full visibility of all my transactions so that they can copy […]

How financial porn keeps you poor!

The problem with porn is it gives you wrong ideas, and wrong things to hope for. So if you have read the following in the ‘financial media’ it is time you made some corrections: You can invest like Warren Buffett: Well you cannot invest like WB, simply because you are NOT Warren Buffett. Over the past […]

More important investing lessons…

This is a kind of many years of pardon my walk in the Garden kind of a directionless approach….here are some of the things: Rest and Stamina are terribly under rated – in investing and in running. To act for 4 days you need 361 days of preparation – in investing or in fighting […]

My worries about YOUR retirement

What are my biggest worries about most retirement portfolios? Well let me tell you some of them: starting to invest late: The 24, 34 and even 44 year old does not understand the power of TIME on their portfolios. So there is a tendency to start late – they keep postponing the starting. underestimating how […]