Only thing about markets is NOBODY knows what will happen in the future. Some of us sound like a genius by saying the same thing again and again. Some other brave fools go to the roof top and say ‘Market will go up 22% this year’ and the market makes them look like fools. However, […]

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¬†http://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/how-much-can-you-lose-in-equity-.html Well just too many people have no rules, limits, …and have no clue on how to invest in equities. These people can, should and do lose their shirt, pants and undergarments…..and deserve it. Completely. Let us say you are a well qualified, sensible, boy or girl and wish to invest in equities. Well if […]

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  Why do I find so many attractive targets to write about? Just found an article on Rediff.com saying ‘Six reasons why property prices WILL NOT FALL in your city’. Let us look at it reason by reason? “Property prices across the country are unlikely to see significant price corrections of more than 10 per […]

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Subra with so much of volatility, is it worthwhile being in equities? You remember the Rs. 3 lakhs that I put in a fund about 4 years ago is up only about 12% – should I sell it and put it in National Savings Certificate? Market has not been good at all for me. It […]

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This younger generation has no goals, no aims, nothing – we were so focused….so said a friend of mine. I am quite surprised and sometimes saddened when such remarks are made. Every generation has its stars, super stars, successful people, fraudsters, lazy bums, idiots,….in more or less the same quantities is the feeling I got. […]

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In every class on retirement planning one question which I always get a wrong answer is: “Will you buy big assets like house, car, etc. AFTER you retire?” It is met with an “obviously no. why do you even ask”. Well the obviously no is said and ‘why do you even ask is in the […]

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Do you want to know the real secret to successful investing? It’s a deceptively simple little thing called an investment policy statement, or IPS. An IPS spells out an investor’s investment philosophy, asset-allocation targets, and expected results. It also lays out a plan for how the investor will monitor his or her portfolio. We will […]

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