Category: Behavioural Finance

Feb 18

WHICH MUTUAL FUNDS TO INVEST IN?

A long break. Actually nothing exciting happening on the economy front but a lot happening on the behavioural finance front. In the last one month I have received six queries about which mutual funds to invest in, Or is this fund correct for me? Or I have these these funds in my portfolio and my …

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May 17

MONEY MONSTER : A MUST WATCH FOR STOCK MARKET INVESTORS

I am just back after watching “Money Monster”, a movie starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. It’s a great drama on how stock market analysts spill out spam from their mouths on TV without knowing the ABCD of that business or promoters. Some of them could be even on pay rolls of promoters/manipulators. And Indian …

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Mar 27

KINGFISHER, VIJAY MALLYA AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

I am writing after a long break. The markets are in the doldrums, not going anywhere. Good businesses, some select few are selling at attractive valuations. I have partially bought those businesses and partially I am sitting on some cash to further purchase some more businesses if I get an opportunity. On the other side, …

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Feb 23

LOSS AVERSION AND WHY WE STICK TO SUB STANDARD CHOICES IN LIFE

I have a friend. A Brigadier in the Army, Mohan Lal Aswal. He came to know that I have an inclination towards personal finance. He also attended one of my talks which I occasionally give on request to a group of long term investors.  He was convinced about whatever I spoke and whatever I had …

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Jan 22

WHY I WRITE MORE BLOGS WHEN MARKETS GO SOUTH?

A lot of my friends and well wishers who have joined in as fresh readers and know me from earlier, when I was a teenager, have been pleasantly surprised with my foray into the financial world which is totally divergent from my regular job or routine. Psychology,  History and Finance have been subjects which I …

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Dec 11

DEPRIVATION SUPER REACTION SYNDROME AND MY WIFE

My wife is not a value investor. She is an impulsive buyer. She is under the spell of American Marketing Whiz Kids and Psychologists. I have seen her a number of times going for shopping to malls. The shopping mall is a completely American invention which encourages useless and impulsive buying and plays on your …

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Apr 03

AAJ NAGAD KAL UDHAAR

After my morning golf round on a holiday, the local manager of the ICICI Bank, requested me to meet him to fill the form for a credit card. I have had an account with the bank for almost 16 years and I never asked for a card. Because inherently I have been brought up on …

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May 03

PONZI SCHEMES & INVESTORS

Of  late there has been a lot of focus on Charles Ponzi. It seems he is more well known than Mahatma Gandhi based on the internet queries and hits for him.  Carlo Pietro Giovanni Guglielmo Tebaldo Ponzi, commonly known as Charles Ponzi, was an Italian businessman and con artist in the U.S.A in the early …

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Apr 13

INFOSYS AND THE STOCK MARKETS

Yesterday Infosys came out with its financial results and the stock markets tanked downwards. The second-largest IT services company in the country, Infosys Technologies Ltd saw a sharp and unprecedented decline in share prices, registering by the end of Friday a decline of 21.3 per cent in value and a loss of Rs. 36,000 crore …

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Apr 13

PPFAS LONG TERM VALUE FUND GETS SEBI CLEARANCE FOR LAUNCH OF NFO

In one of my recent blogs I had asked my readers to keep money ready and get their KYC done so as to invest in PPFAS AMC’s new fund offering (NFO). I got a call from them yesterday that they have received SEBI approval for their scheme and the NFO will come out in the …

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