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In the financial market arena everyone is pundit and everyone has a say on one market or the other, sharing some blogof the unfortunate truths about investing some of them are from the past, and they stand true with the present scenario

  1. Saying “I’ll be greedy when others are fearful” is much easier than actually doing it.
  2. The gulf between a great company and a great investment can be extraordinary.
  3. Markets go through at least one big pull back every year, and one massive one every decade. Get used to it. It’s just what they do.
  4. There is virtually no accountability in the financial pundit arena. People who have been wrong about everything for years still draw crowds. Continue reading
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Extraordinary returns follow extraordinary discipline. Discipline in buying and selling, and maybe the blogmost important one of all, holding. Developing the conviction to hold is something that I’ve learned over time. It didn’t come easy. The basis of this article is to give some insight on how to develop the conviction to hold your winners. It is very tempting to sell along the way, and it’s okay to take a little off the table, but the big money is made by holding.

“It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.” — Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Many of us, myself included, look at stocks that have made big moves and think to ourselves, “If I would have only knew about that company and bought it back then.”But would you really have developed the conviction to hold during the run up? The problem is that to achieve a multi-bagger in the portfolio, you have to hold a multi-bagger. And if you want it to change your life, you need to hold a lot of it. Continue reading

Who knows the Market well?

Had an interesting conversation – “what is the feeling on Markets? I think further selling will be there. Everything is robotstockgoing against the economy Crude, Rupee, Earnings, Monsoon. Global issues not cooling down, Greece planning to exit Euro, China Production is slow, Saudi might again attack Yemen. Yaa but we had a spectacular run up this year as well as all in anticipation.  Macro was improving and micro we were discounting and were giving time, but now Macro is against us and micro will take time to improve. People are booking profits big time I think ….”

To be honest no one knows how market will react, if you are keeping these points in check probably you might do well :-

  • Saying “I’ll be greedy when others are fearful” is much easier than actually doing it. Continue reading

I don’t mine repeating myself several times, unless you are helping someone to explain things. This is the post for my junior blogcolleagues and for my team trying to dig for basics of Mutual fund , Asset management  company , selection of funds and comparison of scheme with others.

So friends, A mutual fund is a trust that pools the money of several investors and manages investments on their behalf. Legally it is like any other company you know of. Hence, the fund is also called a mutual fund company. The fund company takes your money and like you from other new investors. This is added to the money that’s already invested with the fund.
Asset management company (AMC) – Investing and managing the collected money is a difficult task. The fund company delegates this to a company of professional investors, usually experts who are known for smart stock picks. This company is the Asset Management Company (AMC) and the fund company usually delegates the job of investment management for a fee. Continue reading

For the true connoisseur, the finest expression of the art comes when a high-profile investor identifies a bubble, perhaps even blogmakes money out of it, exits in time – and then gets sucked back in only to lose everything in the resultant bust.

An early example is the case of Sir Isaac Newton and the South Sea Company, which was established in the early 18th Century and granted a monopoly on trade in the South Seas in exchange for assuming England’s war debt.

Investors warmed to the appeal of this monopoly and the company’s shares began their rise.

Britain’s most celebrated scientist was not immune to the monetary charms of the South Sea Company, and in early 1720 he profited handsomely from his stake. Having cashed in his chips, he then watched with some perturbation as stock in the company continued to rise. Continue reading

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