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I have done series of random posts on this topic; it always questions the investor’s behavioral aspect.  The term blog“Greed” may not be a better word for the society but as Gordon Gekko said “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Sharing you a classic example of an institutional investor – NatWest markets bought shares of HDFC Bank in 1995 for Rs.40 crores.

Few years down the line, in 1999, they sold the same for Rs.400 crores. Money multiplied by 10 times in 5 years

NatWest might have patted themselves on their back for such a wise decision. It’s a rarity to make 10X money in 5 years. Continue reading

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Greed is Good ?

“The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” – Gordon GekkoSTOCK VOLATILITY

“Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffet

Greed may have been good for Gordon Gekko (at least for a while), but in the investment world it rarely is as Warren Buffett is famous for saying.

Investors are unequivocally greedy today, and with some perspective it is hard to blame them. Continue reading

What is Private Equity?

Recalling the movie Other People’s Money . as I was more curious to know about the heated debate in US whether Private Equity to be termed 813530as Hero or Villan. Those of you who has seen the Wall street series and remember Gordon Gekko,a character resembling popular culture for unrestrained greed (with the signature line, “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good”), often in fields outside corporate finance.

Let us try to understand Private Equity (PE) :

Private equity generally make investments in the operating companies through a variety of loosely affiliate investment strategies leveraged buyout, venture capital and growth capital.Typically, a private equity firm will raise pools of capital, or private equity funds that supply the equity contributions for these transactions. Continue reading

I saw a movie during my travel to Bhopal couple of weeks back  Other People’s Money . As I was more curious to know about the heated debate in US whether Private Equity to be termed as Hero or Villan. Those of you who has seen the Wall street series and remember Gordon Gekko,a character resembling popular culture for unrestrained greed (with the signature line, “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good”), often in fields outside corporate finance.

Let us try to understand Private Equity (PE) : Continue reading

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