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Tag Archive: Investor


Liar Liar

It’s always good to read some smart investors who did really well in the past. Here are some other lies that investors blogtell themselves on a consistent basis, including many I’ve told myself over the years:

Who are you ? Are you a Trader or Investor, Most of the post on this blog is written under the background as investors not as a Trader.

If only I would have taken my own advice…

I’m not wrong, the market is. You’ll see.

Investing is easy.

I can predict when the next correction is coming. Continue reading

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Starting with Nassim Taleb’s sardonic story about forecasting. As the tale goes, a trader listened to the firm’s chief CDSDEFAULT-1-1economist provide a forecast about the markets and then lost bundle acting on it, getting him fired. The trader angrily asked his boss why he was fired rather than the economist, as the economist’s poor forecast led to the poor trade. The boss replied, “You idiot, I’m not firing you for losing money. I’m firing you for listening to the economist.”

Here is a different sort of “top ten” list of interrelated investment insights and recommendations – mistakes that are both common and deadly – for us to try to correct for 2015 and beyond :-

  1. We don’t prioritize properly in financial planning: Your savings rate is far more important than your rate of return in determining how bright your future is likely to be. However, we are far more likely to obsess over squeaking out a bit more performance out of our investments rather than thinking about ways to save more. Continue reading

No doubt that India is in the phase of bull run. The brokers calling you for more investment for securities, Mutual funds, blogdebt, Insurance etc. I know people hate to visit the regulatory websites like SEBI, RBI, IRDA  and make most of their decision based on the brokers advise.

Quick question before proceeding further how many ever read the prospectus before signing the document for investments.? I guess very few of them.

Sharing some bold points issued by SEBI for securities & Mutual funds at least this is minimum information the person should have before investing 🙂

For Securities :  Continue reading

Mutual funds simplified

I know I might have done this post in the past but repeating myself for some of the friends that I made during my recent blogjourney from Bhopal to Mumbai.

Wealth creation over the years has changed its avenues and area of interest for the investors in India. The prototype investment where the post offices and typically the scheduled banks through savings and fixed deposits have changed and with the awareness of finance, Mutual fund has become an excellent route to create wealth for the public at large.
“Mutual fund is a pool of money is invested in accordance with the common objective stated before the investment to the investors.”
Here is the concept of mutual fund which is a suitable for the common man as it offers an opportunity to invest and diversified, professionally managed basket of securities comparatively at low-cost. Continue reading

Investment Bankers Pitch

The weekend was adventurous for India; last night PM Mr Modi did the hard selling for India, obviously learning by itself for blogInvestment bankers. The pitch was very strong in the economic sense.

I was reading Traders Guns and money over the weekend and found some interesting jargon and pitches made by the Investment bankers.

Statement: As a Leading dealer with a global platform, we are the major player in the market.

Translation: We have spent a fortune to build this business and are now prepared to spend millions more subsidizing your requirements.

Statement: We have one of the most talented teams in this space.

Translation: Our staff are vastly overpaid and on huge guaranteed bonuses. Continue reading

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