Don’t even think about Real Estate without reading this !

What a fancy title. Well, that's just about it. Fancy !! Please don't take it too seriously. You have every right to think about real estate without reading this article. I am just dabbling around with some "how to make a sexy headline" articles and henceforth the dumb attempt. Please excuse me 🙂 Anyway, let … Continue reading Don’t even think about Real Estate without reading this !

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Why the odds are against you when it comes to good financial advice

All of us are regularly making decisions of varying degree of importance, for most part of our lives. This may include serious ones like how to improve sales in your company, buying a new house, evaluating a new job etc to day to day ones like which route to take, which restaurant for dinner etc. While … Continue reading Why the odds are against you when it comes to good financial advice

Equity Investing – Just 2 things to remember

In our previous two posts, we had covered in detail, the two key factors to evaluate when investing in equities. In case you haven't read them, do take some time out to read them here - Link 1  Link 2 Now for those who don't have the time and would like a "no-nonsense" summary of those posts, hang … Continue reading Equity Investing – Just 2 things to remember

A layman’s guide to equity valuations

In the last post (Link), we had discussed on how equity returns are driven by earnings growth and valuations. We had further detailed on how to evaluate earnings growth. In this post we will move to the second part of the equation - Valuations. Let's start with a basic question - How do you put … Continue reading A layman’s guide to equity valuations

Equities – dismantling the returns !!

When investing in equities, the most common question is "what returns will I get?". As seen in the earlier post (Link), equity returns are extremely volatile in the short run (sample this- the 1Y returns for Sensex has ranged from 256% to -56%) and tend to become less volatile with increasing time frame. In order to have … Continue reading Equities – dismantling the returns !!

Equity Investing – Importance of Time !!

In our last post, we understood that investing in equities is a reasonable proxy to entrepreneurship as you get to have part ownership in a business. So intuitively entrepreneurs on an average should have made reasonably good returns over the long run, and as a corollary, equity investors should have also made good returns in … Continue reading Equity Investing – Importance of Time !!

Equity Investing – getting the basics in place

Out of all asset classes, Equities (stocks) are unfortunately the most misunderstood. My mom thinks it’s gambling, my friends think it’s something which lets you make money without working hard and unfortunately many of them who did try their hand at equities lost money and have vowed never to get back into this again. The … Continue reading Equity Investing – getting the basics in place