Risk in mutual fund investing comes from: a) not knowing what you are buying b) not understanding standard deviation of the instrument c) not understanding that the past performance is completely useless for knowing what will happen in the future. Let us take just one ‘type’ of fund: The Gilt Fund. All asset management companies […]

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  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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A couple of days ago I did a post saying ‘Earning well but poor part 1’, now here is a sequel… 6. You rely on others to take care of your money: A classmate who is a relationship manager in a bank, or a friendly uncle, or …..hardly matters who. It is nice to say […]

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