Copying is Not Easy!

How many times have people told you “you should invest like Warren Buffett” or ‘You should invest like Peter Lynch’. Let us face it. You are Parag. NOT Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch. So you cannot invest like them. Let me tell you what one promoter told me once. He had controlling stake in a […]

Bankers not treating you well? complain please….

If you are a Senior Citizen, everybody wants a piece of your money, so life is not easy. Having said that even if you are not a SC there are a lot of people who want all your money, what do you do? First of all, we all need a bank account, so it is […]

Professional services: Fees

How much should a professional charge as a fee? This is a question that I have found almost impossible to answer. Let me tell you why. Suppose you have a client who has a slightly complicated family relationships. The client is a 65 year old widow who is rich, and has the following assets: One […]

Children’s attitude towards money!

Our children’s attitude towards money is largely fashioned by our attitude towards money. So if you and your wife fight about money, or argue about money or hide things from each other, rest assured your prince or princess is watching you. One needs to be very clear in the communication with the kids. Keeping an […]

9 Investment lessons : must know these

If there are a few basic investment lessons, and you must know, these are the ones: 1. The earlier you start the better, but TODAY is surely better than Tomorrow. 2. Your total return depends on how much return you get on each portion of your portfolio. So if 10% of your money is in […]

Costing and Pricing Explained!

Whenever there is a group activity, and there are costs, pricing comes into play. The problem is NOT everybody understands costing. I would daresay that most people do not understand costing at all. Let me give you an example from a Running club. These are the costs incurred for conducting a run: Transport (Rs. 1200), […]

some mistakes in equities…

In the recent past I have made some mistakes in equities…here are a few…. 1. Buying EID PARRY at 155, then averaging at 140: I still do think that sugar being decontrolled is a good thing to happen, but this investment is going to take a long time to make money for me. 3 to […]