the media is a fantastic predictor of what the future will look like…neither are they able to predict tomorrow’s index, nor oil prices, nor interest rates. however after an event happens, they still continue to look, talk and feel intelligent…and without an apology. if you think I am talking about Cnbc, well the others are […]

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LiC collects money from the small saver. It pays commission ranging from 4% to 40% based on the product that it has sold, the remaining money gets invested. Where does it invest? Well to keep the people happy it invests in Secured Government Securities. Chuckle chuckle who decides the price? Government of India! Does LIC […]

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Yesterday I met a guy who has been a bear for a long time…Last year Dec 2011 he had told me the following: 1. Volumes will shrink in 2011, and a few brokerage houses will go down. 2. I had asked him “Is Reliance a good buy at about Rs. 12oo”. He said why not […]

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First of all, I hate predicting – especially if it is about the future! Having said that it is necessary to look at some of the over optimism that is there in the market and at some of the problems too. So today let us look at the issues: A stagnating Europe and USA will […]

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Many of today‚Äôs equity sales people (never mind if they are hawking mutual funds, direct equity, pms, or life insurance) may not really have a perspective on the long-term positive attributes of equity investing. Certainly, equity markets do not always deliver positive returns in a steady upward fashion. Nor are they obliged to do so. […]

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