Whenever I do a program on investments or personal finance, people rush to me, and ask “Are you saying direct investment in equities is so difficult, that we should not do it ourselves?” My answer is normally yes. That is because for most of the people I meet – whether they be Relationship Managers in […]

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There are too many reasons why “investors” lose money in equities. Here I am trying to enumerate some of them. Keep visiting this post because as I get more points I will add them here rather than create a new post. 1. Confusing between trading and investing: Traders and investors both make money if done […]

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well portfolio construction for a retired person has to be done far more carefully than for a person who is working towards his / her retirement here is an article i wrote for Indian express http://www.indianexpress.com/news/retirement-and-portfolio-construction/749682/ Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

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As a business if PMS has to sound reasonably profitable the minimum size of the portfolio should be at least Rs. 10 Million (Rupees one crore). Why am I saying this? Well if I have to meet a client 2-3 times a year, take his phone calls 12 times a year and get my staff […]

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I am a part of the team  that does a column called “Portfolio Doctor” for Money Today magazine. This column is very popular – and the requests for being featured far, far exceeds the number of columns that can be carried. So here is what the editor of MONEY TODAY has to say about the […]

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Continuing the mutual fund tutorial, for whom is a mutual fund suitable? Well it is suitable for people who do not have ALL THE THREE : Time Lots of money Skills of stock picking, portfolio construction and fund management skills. Then you go for mutual funds. Mutual funds give you the following advantages: Portfolio diversification […]

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Investing is a lot about luck – any investor will tell you that. I have said this in an earlier post also. For example I sold hdfc, l&t, and tata power (skill, I thought they were overpriced in a slowing down market) – they are still way below my sale price. Then I used some […]

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