The idea behind today’s post as I had certain questions yesterday with my peers wanted to know more about Hedge funds so trying to put in simple way
What is a “hedge fund”? It’s a legal category, like “mutual fund”. The “hedge fund” category is basically a “none of the above” legal category, meaning that hedge funds, alone among money management companies, have essentially no restrictions on the kinds of assets they are allowed to trade. To start a hedge fund, all you have to do is be a “qualified investor” with $5 million in capital, or be a “sophisticated investor”. View full article »
Guest Post : By Neda Jafarzadeh,
Putting away money for retirement might seem a bit daunting at first – you’ll eventually need quite a bit saved for the
future, while there are countless uses for your money in the here and now. However, the only way to ensure a comfortable retirement is to start building your savings as soon as possible, no matter how slow that process might be at first. Here are a few things that you need to understand as you begin planning for your retirement:
1. You need to start right now
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, just as the road to retirement starts with a single contribution to a retirement account – followed by countless more, each time you receive a paycheck. View full article »
Thanks to all the visitors who came and appreciated the maverick thoughts yesterday.I am sharing the links of articles that where displayed on the board for your convince :
Your thoughts feedback and remarks are most welcome .
Recently Chris White of Green-stone Capital Management Partners shared his views on the topic, I thought of jotting and sharing some points which I found interesting to share.
Like other investing related terms, deep value investing is a much used, but perhaps less well understood term. So, first and foremost we were interested to learn more about what deep value investing really is.one of the many keen observations from Chris is that deep value investing requires strict price discipline on the part of the investor.
But, of course, it doesn’t stop there. Like other investing styles, deep value investing is as much art as it is science. View full article »
Here are some collections from the professional world of financial markets that may or may not imply upon each one of us:
- Associate to Analyst: “My Tuesday night is your Friday night.” ED to Associate: “My bar tab is your paycheck.”
- The challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves.” – Steven Covey
This is a nice summary of the flaws in many mutual funds published on Market Watch. Too many mutual funds are simply index funds disguised as something else. And most of the rest are simply attempts to market a product that isn’t designed to actually add value (but sounds fancy enough to accumulate assets). If you missed John Bogle’s discussion on the flaws in the mutual fund industry you should watch it here.
The 10 things via MarketWatch:
1. “Cheap funds often outperform pricey ones.”
2. “We can’t beat the market.”
3. “When skill fails, we just double (or quintuple) our odds.”
4. “People aren’t buying our product…” View full article »
It’s not mandatory that all good investors are good writers and visa viz that all good finance writers are good investors. It’s the experience of the people who is good or bad that counts. Here again some of the best remarks from Peter Lynch :
- When the operas outnumber the football games three to zero, you know there is something wrong with your life.
- Gentleman who prefers bonds don’t know what they are missing.
- Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.
- You can’t see the future through a rear view mirror
- There’s no point paying Yo-Yo Ma to play a radio.
- As long as you’re picking a fund, you might as well pick a good one. View full article »
The very famous Aswath Damodaran says,the equity risk premium is the key to investing & valuation . Ben Graham told once Mr. Market is there to serve you, not to guide you.
And A crucial investing question: Do you know your time frame?
To cut short I am sharing 9 facts on investing below :-
1. Nine out of 10 people in finance don’t have your best interest at heart.
2. Don’t try to predict the future. View full article »
Greed is good !! well that’s the tag line on the wall street but how much that is more dependent on your emotion.In the past I did some stories on it and here is great work by Edward zones on the human emotions and market cycle..