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The financial markets have come a long way in terms of technology, transparency, accuracy and speed. But there areblog few basics of the market that never changes, be it thoughts by the great Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger or Peter Lynch.

Here are some thoughts by Jesse Livermore written in 1940 and they apply in today’s market scenario as well:-

  • Nothing new ever occurs in the business of speculating or investing in securities and commodities
  • Money cannot consistently be made trading every day or every week during the year

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Buying and selling in the market are the most important decisions the investors make. Maximum time the decisionsblog are wrong and you end up paying the market fee for equity investment learning.  In the past 36 years Indian market gave positive returns for 24 years and negative returns for 12 years.

Occasionally I do repeat my posts as some ideas from Mr Lynch’s book that I try to follow most of the time, they are old but they have major significance today too :- Continue reading

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).

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  1. Investing is fun, exciting, and dangerous if you don’t do any work.
  2. 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.
  3. Over the past three decades, the stock market has come to be dominated by a herd of professional investors. Contrary to popular belief, this makes it easier for the amateur investor. You can beat the market by ignoring the herd.
  4. Behind every stock is a company, find out what it’s doing. Continue reading

Peter Lynch work in the financial market cannot be ignored. Sharing some of his thoughts from famous book “Beating theimages Street” .

  1. When the operas outnumber the football games three to zero, you know there is something wrong with your life.
  2. Gentleman who prefers bonds don’t know what they are missing.
  3. Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.
  4. You can’t see the future through a rear view mirror
  5. There’s no point paying Yo-Yo Ma to play a radio.
  6. As long as you’re picking a fund, you might as well pick a good one.
  7. The extravagance of any corporate office is directly proportional to management’s reluctance to reward the shareholders.
  8. When yield of a long term bonds exceed the dividend yield of the S&P 500 by 6 % or more sell your stock and buy bonds.  Continue reading

It’s not mandatory that all good investors are good writers and visa viz that all good finance writers are good investors. imagesIt’s the experience of the people who is good or bad that counts. Here again some of the best remarks from Peter Lynch :

  1. When the operas outnumber the football games three to zero, you know there is something wrong with your life.
  2. Gentleman who prefers bonds don’t know what they are missing.
  3. Never invest in any idea you can’t illustrate with a crayon.
  4. You can’t see the future through a rear view mirror
  5. There’s no point paying Yo-Yo Ma to play a radio.
  6. As long as you’re picking a fund, you might as well pick a good one. Continue reading
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