Back from the long Diwali holidays, time to reboot on the markets, long breaks are always good to revive and get some thoughts from your near and dear ones.
On the way back from Bhopal to Mumbai, some fellow passengers were curious about the markets and the train was late as much as 6 hours. It was a holiday special train and passengers paid a premium to board the train compare to other routine trains, they expect the train to come on time as the fare is higher. I did exchange few tweets with the railways department for delayed train.
Getting back to the theory as the fellow stranger passengers did not have a good time with markets as well, most of them were trying to time the market. Continue reading “Rebooting from the Risk – Return and Disappointment theory”
Extraordinary returns follow extraordinary discipline. Discipline in buying and selling, and maybe the most 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 “Patience is Power – Market Convictions”
You have some money in your bank. You decided to invest some money in the common stocks. You have reached on this decision as you want to have more income than if you would these funds in other way .History might be irrelevant to most of you but we compare the returns by looking at the past. It’s more fun and interesting to find some excellent companies in the market. Valuations may matter but that’s secondary to identifying the top-notch business. Here are some questions by Philip A. Fisher that will help in identifying the common stock with uncommon profits 🙂
- Does the company have products or services with sufficient market potential to make possible a sizable increase in sales for at least several years?
- Does the management have a determination to continue to develop products or processes that will still further increase total sales potentials when the growth potentials of currently attractive product lines have largely been exploited? Continue reading “Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits”
Equity investing is something that can’t be taught or learned in a limited period. It requires time, patience and rules that you can bank on. I shared few principles from the famous book Beating the Street by Peter Lynch few days back. At the end of the book Lynch shared 25 Golden Rules of investing: (Which is interesting because I count 26)
- Investing is fun, exciting, and dangerous if you don’t do any work.
- Your investor’s edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It’s something you already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies or industries you already understand. Continue reading “Why you should invest in Equity Market”
These are my all time favorite rules which I try to follow and they are applicable in all the forms of market across the globe.
- Your investor’s edge is not something you get from Wall Street experts. It’s something you already have. You can outperform the experts if you use your edge by investing in companies or industries you already understand.
- Over the past 3 decades, the stock mkt has come to be dominated by by a herd of professional investors. Contrary to popular belief, this makes it easier for the amateur investor. You can beet the market by ignoring the herd.
- Often there is no correlation b/w success of a company’s operations and the success of its stock over a few months or even years. In the long term there is 100% correlation b/w the success of the company and the success of the stock. This disparity is the key to making money: it pays to be patient, and to own successful companies.
- You have to know what you own, and why you own it. “This baby is a clinch to go up!” dosen’t count. Continue reading “Some more from the likes of Peter Lynch”