Should you invest in an Index fund?

Not sure whether I will be lynched for this article, but as usual I am not giving an answer. Let me put both the sides of the argument, and you can pull your hair over what you should do. Let me start with a caveat, if you are not allocating about 80% of your overall […]

Smart Investing is simple!

  Buy shares of a good profitable, successful business, hold on for inordinately long periods of time, and live off the dividends. You will surely get wealthy in the long run. If you want to get wealthier,  use the dividends to buy MORE shares in the same company. Let us say you have shares of […]

The stock market is terribly misunderstood

  Caveat: I like equity markets, as a family my father started investing in 1950s, I started investing in 1979, have enjoyed the process so far. I am completely indifferent to YOUR views on the market and whether you invest, hate, love or are obsessed with the market. Article: The equity markets are one of […]

Concentration helps: Swami Vivekananda

Awake! Arise! Stop Not till the Goal is Reached said Swami Vivekananda. He was too much of a Motivator to be called a Saint, and too Saintly to be called a Motivator. Of course he was not like today’s Motivators..if only he had left tapes, videos, …it would have been great. His books stir you, […]

Need for Repenting, and apologising, and thanksgiving…

  A few days back I did the ‘Avani Aavittam’ – this is an annual ritual of changing your ‘sacred thread’ (called Janaiv in Hindi and Poonal in Tamil Nadu and Kerala). On the morning of the Avani Aavittam, you apologise for not doing your karmas. Normally you do not do your duty in life […]

What will Mr. Market do now?

Has the market gone up too fast? Will it compensate for the non performance from 2008 to 2014 Jan/ Feb? Will the NaMo impact take the market to 100,000 in his tenure? So will the market come down now? Read this OLD ARTICLE (WRITTEN in 2008) – just the numbers have changed…facts remain the same, […]