Archive for the 'Investing' Category

Important Market lessons

Stock picking is a great profession and a very expensive hobby. However stock picking as a hobby will NEVER cease to attract men, women, boys and girls! They will just keep going at it, and it can hurt. Some important lessons: Stock picking is hard work. Real hard work. You need to read balance sheets […]

Investment gyaan from experience..

Continuing the gyaan series… Risk has to be managed BEFORE starting the journey, not AFTER the event happens Whether it is sex or investing – protection has to be taken before the event 🙂 Long term wealth creation has LONG PERIODS of wealth PRESERVATION, growth can wait Risk control is more GREED control in a […]

Some Investing gyaan…

‘This time its different’ – is used so often, but rarely believed!! See the run up in banks? History may not repeat, but it does rhyme, and hey IT COULD REPEAT!! Saving, Speculating, Trading and Investing have different meanings in English language please! Risk and Return – manage risk and return follows. Chase returns, risk […]

What hurts traders and Investors MOST

What are the things that hurt a speculator, trader and an investor? Different things…but let us see… Leverage: Reckless leverage especially when you are dealing with client money or own friends, sibling, parents…money, Leverage can and does KILL. Using leverage is the equivalent of stepping off of a car and jumping onto an old 2 wheeler […]

My best Investment Ever!

Cheating! This title was just to get you here. The best investments in your life too have been made in school, college, home, ….you invested in education, health, relationships, NOT MONEY. When Azim Premji or Bill Gates look back they too must be realizing that their biggest investments or their best was in people, relationships, […]

The best portfolio

As a person moves from age 22 to age 62…his portfolio too keeps changing. He/she gets some knowledge, some IFA advice, some Citibank’s help, some help from Motilal Oswal, some Hdfc bank RM, some broker, some classmate, blogs…and suddenly thrusts a ‘portfolio’ which he has created over time. Now if he has earned well, his […]

Lumpsum or SIP which is better?

Amazingly stupid thing to ask. Seriously amazingly stupid. Of course lumpsum IF YOU HAVE THE UNDERSTANDING AND STOMACH to take volatility. If I had Rs. 1.5 crores to invest today, I would take a bet on 3 shares, period. Rs. 5 million in each share and go to sleep. However if a school teacher with […]