What are the options that a person has when he/ she chooses to invest in a debt instrument? Well the choices are: 1. Bank fixed deposits:¬† requires very little explanation. 2. Company fixed deposits¬† not a big range of companies available, but a good option. 3. Company Bonds: Right from Tata to Sriram and […]

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Continuing the Fundamental Analysis series…here is another post. What really is a Balance sheet? It is a summary of the assets that a company owns and the money that is owes to outsiders. Remember as far as the company is concerned, you the shareholder, is an outsider too. Remember – it has its own existence? […]

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When it comes to investing in equities, it is nice to have a lot of rules. This means your full portfolio behaves to certain rules. Rules can be made for: – Stock picking,¬† Stock review, Portfolio balancing, re-balancing, diversification, …. HOWEVER IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO KNOW why it was made in the first place. […]

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“Invest like Mukesh Ambani” or “Invest like Warren Buffet” or “Vallabh Bhansali”…are all very sexy and very very media like advice. And typically stupid, wrong and impossible to implement advice. Do not even read such articles further. Face it. Whatever it is, in this birth you are not Buffet, Ambani, Jhunjhunwala or Bhansali. Fact is, […]

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  i have a core portfolio – and a small trading portfolio. The amount allocated to the trading portfolio has not changed in the past 4-5 years. Take a bow, Ratan Tata, Tata Motors back to the Jewel position in your crown… In the recent past i had added Tata Motors (dvr), Cholamandalam Investment, Divis […]

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‘The biggest risk in a portfolio is the portfolio creator’s inability to understand risk’ I have no clue whether Mark Twain, Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch, Taleb, or anybody else has made this statement…if they have not, here is a original statement from Subramoney. As originals are very rare, please remember you read it here first. […]

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Indiainfoline Investment is coming out with a debenture of 5 years duration – at an attractive rate of 11.9%p.a. The short question is ‘Should you invest in these debentures?’ Well the Shriram group (Chennai based) is coming out with a debenture at a coupon rate of 12.3% p.a. in about a weeks time. So should […]

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