Taken from the Big chill of 1983:
Michael: I don’t know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They’re more important than sex.
Sam: Ah, come on. Nothing’s more important than sex.
Michael: Oh yeah? Ever gone a week without a rationalization?
Self-deception is especially costly when it comes to investing. So let’s consider some of the lies that a lot of you may be telling yourselves and the impact they may have on your portfolios.
If you are a keen follower of financial journalism and had been following the media, you must have heard the headlines stating For three days there was ‘profit booking’ in our markets. Today, ‘value buying’ emerged. I love these journos.
Next what the predictions for May 16-17th Sensex 24,000. What to say? Well just one line that market forecasters exists to make the astrologers look good. So Greed is good 😉
Now the worst scenario could be Hung parliament. 3rd Front. Consensus candidate Pranab Mukherjee. OR Ra Ga as PM. Sensex 19k in June 2014 Sensex 13k.
Knowing your time horizon before you make any investment is extremely important. This should allow you to keep market moves in perspective so you can align your risk tolerance with your actual portfolio needs. Continue reading “You should know your Time Horizon before investment”
Guest post by : Green
The ability to understand and manipulate economic markets for financial gain is a skill that has been watered down over
the years. It seems these days that almost everyone thinks they are an expert in stock and shares, Forex or commodities. The big crash of 2008 and the ensuing volatility in a number of key markets have been refreshing in so much as it really separated the masters from the mice in market trading.
Those who have managed to continue to make money during these hard times are the quintessential trend spotters. However in this case they are not so much spotting an individual trend, more the changing methods of how to invest in the stock market. Continue reading “A Recession Doesn’t Put Everything in Decline”