Beating the Street not beating the Markets

Buying and selling in the market are the most important decisions the investors make. Maximum time the decisionsblog are wrong and you end up paying the market fee for equity investment learning.  In the past 36 years Indian market gave positive returns for 24 years and negative returns for 12 years.

Occasionally I do repeat my posts as some ideas from Mr Lynch’s book that I try to follow most of the time, they are old but they have major significance today too :-

  1. When the operas outnumber the football games three to zero, you know there is something wrong with your life.
  2. Gentleman who prefers bonds don’t know what they are missing.
  3. Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.
  4. You can’t see the future through a rear view mirror
  5. There’s no point paying Yo-Yo Ma to play a radio.
  6. As long as you’re picking a fund, you might as well pick a good one.
  7. The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management’s reluctance to reward the shareholders.
  8. When yield of a long term bonds exceed the dividend yield of the S&P 500 by 6 % or more sell your stock and buy bonds.
  9. Not all common stocks are equally common.
  10. Never look back when you are driving on the autobahn.
  11. The best stock to buy may be the one you already own.
  12. A sure cure for taking a stock for granted is a big drop in the price.
  13. Never bet on a comeback while they are playing “Taps”.
  14. If you like the store, chances are you will love the stock.
  15. While insiders are buying, it’s a good sign – unless they happen to be New England bankers.
  16. In business, competition is never as healthy as total domination.
  17. All else equal, invest in the company with the fewest color photograph in the annual reports.
  18. When even the analysts are bored, it’s time to start buying.
  19. Unless you’re a short seller or a poet looking for a wealthy spouse, it never pays to be pessimistic.
  20. Corporations, like people, change their names for one of two reasons: either they’ve gotten married or they’ve been involved in some fiasco that they hope the public will forget.
  21. When the queen is selling, buy it.




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