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Investment Basics

  1. Great Expectations!! (Link)
  2. Mind Your Inflation (Link)
  3. Why the odds are against you when it comes to good financial advice (Link)

Financial Plan

  1. See how easily you can create your own financial plan in 15 minutes (Link)
  2. A simple trick to estimate your future costs in 2 minutes (Link)
  3. Create your own financial plan while you are waiting at the traffic signal (Link)

Fixed Deposits

  1. Fixed Deposits – What you see is not what you get!! (Link)
  2. The real truth about fixed deposits (Link)

Debt funds

  1. Debt Mutual Funds – What returns to expect (Link)
  2. A primer for investing in debt mutual funds (Link)
  3. 8 factor framework for analyzing any debt mutual fund (Link)
  4. Investing Chitra Katha – Understanding the impact of modified duration on debt fund returns (Link)
  5. The ultimate guide to liquid funds (Link )
  6. Here’s a quick way to select Ultra Short Term Funds (Link )
  7. Making sense of Short Term Debt Mutual Funds (Link)
  8. Credit funds – Don’t count your returns before they hatch (Link)
  9. Here’s why I don’t invest in credit funds (Link)
  10. Figuring out a simple do-it-yourself framework for short term investing (Link)
  11. Making sense of the recent fall in debt funds (Link)

Arbitrage Funds

  1. Arbitrage Funds – Behind The Returns (Link)
  2. Do you know the answer to the arbitrage funds vs debt funds debate Link


  1. Gold Returns – Making sense of history (Link)
  2. Gold Returns – my futile attempt at predicting the future (Link)


  1. Equity Investing – Getting the basics in place (Link)
  2. Equity Investing – Importance of time (Link)
  3. Equities – Dismantling the returns (Link)
  4. A layman’s guide to equity valuation (Link)
  5. Equity Investing – Just two things to remember (Link)
  6. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Indian equity investor (Link)
  7. What returns will I get from equities going forward? – Part 1 (Link)
  8. What returns will I get from equities going forward? – Part 2 (Link)
  9. What returns will I get from equities going forward? – Part 3 (Link)
  10. 5 Blind Men and the equity markets – (Link)
  11. “What if things go wrong” Investment Plan – (Link)
  12. My “What if things go wrong”Investment Plan – Part 2 (Link)
  13. Seat Belts, Condoms and the Indian Equity Investor (Link)
  14. And the award for the world’s best risk manager goes to.. (Link)
  15. A visual way to think about future equity returns (Link)
  16. Dude, Shall I reduce my equity exposure? (Link)

Equity Mutual Funds

  1. How to select the best equity mutual fund (Link)
  2. Equity Mutual Fund Selection – Process vs Outcome (Link)
  3. Practical Guide to Equity MF selection – Part 1 (Link)
  4. Practical Guide to Equity MF selection – Part 2 (Link)
  5. The Most Boring article about falling in love with a mutual fund (Link)
  6. The curious case of the “Top 5” fund investor (Link)
  7. The curious case of the “Top 5” fund investor – Part 2 (Link)
  8. The mystery of short term past performance versus future equity fund returns (Link)
  9. Evaluating equity mutual fund returns – from theory to practice (Link)

SIP in Equities

  1. SIP in Equities – Don’t forget the hidden lump sum component (Link)
  2. Long term SIP is not risk free, yet you can workaround it (Link)

Know your Fund Manager

  1. Sankaran Naren – The Contrarian (Link)

Real Estate

  1. Don’t even think about real estate without reading this (Link)
  2. Real Estate, My Mom and Mr Charlie Munger (Link)

Behavioral Finance

  1. The Secret war on your savings has already begun (Link)
  2. A pigeon from the 1950’s has the answer to your facebook addiction (Link)
  3. A deep dive into variable rewards (Link)
  4. The secret techniques app designers use to get us addicted (Link)
  5. Discover 6 simple hacks to reduce time spent on social media (Link)
  6. Secret to Long term investing – “See me not” (Link)
  7. The next time you see an awesome ad ask these 6 questions – Your “Aha” moment is guaranteed! (Link)
  8. Mental Models – Authority Bias (Link)
  9. This behavioral scientist has the surprising answer to our spending habits (Link)
  10. Oops, the markets are falling – Spying into investor behavior – Part 1 (Lizard brain) (Link)
  11. Oops, the markets are falling – Spying into investor behavior – Part 2 (Loss Aversion, frequent monitoring, Pattern Seeking and Cognitive Dissonance) (Link)