Rules of Investing: knowing not enough!!

Many of us know that there are rules of Investing. We also know that Rules are meant to be BROKEN. However whether you want to follow them or break them, there is no escaping knowing them! Here the aim is to warn YOU that  it is a complex world, and rules are not enough…… If […]

Hare and the Tortoise….fable

Animal Planet may well be the best channel to watch for investments! Surprised? Well, considering that investor behaviour resembles that of herds, it does not sound all that unreasonable. After all, in 2001 we found it hard to convince them that it was worthwhile to invest in equities. And in 2008, it was hard to […]

sanmeet kaur sahani’s 5 crores what to do?

  Mrs. Sanmeet Kaur Sahani is the first lady winner at the Kaun Banega Crorepati..(Indian version of Who wants to be a Millionaire)…this is a program conducted by the legendary Amitabh Bachhan and has got the imagination of the Indian middle class. She won Rs. 5 crores (Rs. 50 million) – about US $ 1 […]

Financial planner: must he be qualified?

I am an anarchist and do not believe that Rules and Regulations are very important. In fact I do think that lawyers, accountants and even doctors exaggerate their educational processes. Having said that when I meet financial planners who do not understand: Indian Income tax – especially clubbing, scope of what is Income, the difference […]

You need a financial adviser….

All the articles in the financial services industry are written by people who have a vested interest in either the advisory business or in the sales business. By ensuring that you have an adviser there is a good chance that you will be nicely domesticated and beaten to submission. This will ensure that you say […]

lessons from 2003 to 2007

In 2007 many people had a lot of funds in equities….in 2013 Indians do not have too much money in equities. So to that extent 2013 does not look like 2007! When will the retail Indians come to the equity market? Difficult to say. The retail investor is scared of the equity markets (not understanding, […]

Biggest Investment Mistake Ever!

When you are in your 20s and 30s which is the biggest asset that you have? House? Car? Mutual funds? No. None of them. Then what is it? It is your future earnings. In Finance terms the NPV of the future cash flow of your earnings. Let us say you are a CA and are […]