i have said this, and so has the industry…. timing the market sounds sexy but it is not possible to achieve… now here is some American RECENT evidence…read on http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2013/03/09/funds-investing-beats-timing/1968323/ Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

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  Will the market recover? When, not whether is the question. If my students do not ask “When will the market touch 21000 again?”, I ask them the same question. The most optimistic answer I have got is 6 months and the most pessimistic answer I have got is 2 years. Very clearly short term […]

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When I speak to well informed and educated investors (and advisers) the biggest retirement income worries seem to be the following: Market volatility, Regulatory changes, Medical expenses not covered by their medical insurance, Inability to maintain a complex portfolio beyond a particular age, Inflation and poor financial understanding. All these fears seem to be valid, […]

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The term Bear Market is not easy to define. A loose consensus is when the market falls 20%, it is officially called a bear market. Let us say the market has fallen from 21000 to 17000, then it is a bear market. However, just hold on, life is not so simple! Too many pundits and […]

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When the index was at 21000 we all were sure that it was just a little while..and we would be at 25000….well it never happened…then at 9k we were sure it would be at 6k..but it never got there either. The way we think so, is affected by the ‘Recency effect’ – the events closest […]

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It would be so nice if Mr. Market had a blog where he could come and say ‘From today till Nov. 2014 I am going to be a bear’. Since there is no such blog or tweet we keep guessing whether we are in a bull market or a bear market…as outsiders mind you! It […]

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I had done the following post in the 1st week of June, 2006. Except for the numbers, the story is just as fine. It originally appeared in the Personal finance section of moneycontrol.com Okay, so the market fell 1,100 points on 22 May 2006, it fell 350 points on 31 May 2006 and another 327 […]

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