I’ll give you some examples, followed by comments. Since this article is about learning, let’s start with this:
“What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history.” When investors get either too fearful or too greedy, they sometimes hide behind the notion that “This time it’s different.” Usually they regret it.
On fear and greed
“Two super-contagious diseases, fear and greed, will forever occur in the investment community. The timing of these epidemics will be unpredictable. … We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” This is the simple recipe for being a contrarian investor. Continue reading
Wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous new year . It was a long 2016 year end vacation .
Here are some of the bad financial habits that one need to give up in 2017 by saying No :
- Don’t carry a credit card balance.
- Don’t invest in high-turnover stock funds.
- Don’t trust brokers when their lips are moving.
- Don’t forget that a high potential return means high risk.
- Don’t buy a home if you think you’ll move in the next five years.
- Don’t invest 100% in stocks — or 100% in bonds.
- Don’t die without a will.
- Don’t retire with debt.
- Don’t buy initial public stock offerings. Continue reading
I have always said that equity have outperformed every asset class provided it has been done for long term and continuous investment been made with basic checks.
Is it so bad to see some stocks fall hugely? We have seen a number of stocks roll over and play nearly dead, losing more than 90% of their value in a few years. And then we thank our stars that we don’t own them. (And if we do, we don’t tell anyone until after 3 pegs)
Here is an interesting story done by Capital mind for a simple portfolio build on Nifty Continue reading
Mutual fund is still an untapped market in India, Although India has more than 50 AMC (Asset Management Company) operating with more than 20,000 odd schemes.
When it comes to investing I always say that Equities have out-performed other investment asset classes over the long-term in India as well as globally. With growing maturity, retail Investors in India have begun to realize this and also take into stride the short-term volatility of this asset class. Better regulatory environment and improved corporate governance have also helped bring more investors to Equities.
Equity investing requires a lot more dedicated time, patience, skill and knowledge while people prefer to invest Continue reading
This is a constant discussion that I have been doing with people around me, People admire real estate and they are still the firm believer that real estate give better returns than any other asset class.
Here am breaking the myth with few examples and facts although the message was forwarded to me on a WhatsApp group and it really make sense:
Film actor Rajesh Khanna bought a bungalow in iconic Carter Road in Mumbai for Rs.3.5 lakhs in 1970. His heirs sold it recently for Rs.85 crores. The property has multiplied by 2428 times or an annualized return of 19.38% over 44 years. Continue reading