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Long Term Investment = Zero Loss

Equity has an image of being a very risky investment (only for those who don’t understand it completely) vehicle that somehow works in the long term. A look at past data and you will find startling results. Your chances of incurring losses goes down as your holding period goes up. If you held investment in the Sensex for at least 14 years, beginning any date in the past 30 years, you would have never lost your money. Some startling numbers…

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Brokerages crying foul over….you can’t make money whi

Dear Readers, Any sustainable long term business is only built when your clients make money, while Brokerages have been trying to invert the universal truth. However as they say, you can’t have the best of both worlds. Brokerage businesses are seeing a rapid slowdown with some of them being clammed up for sale while most of them have cut down headcounts to save on cost. First let’s go through what Mr. Rashesh Shah of Edelweiss, the leading brokerage house of…

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Retail investors participation @ 5 year low

Dear Readers, Different analysts use different models for predicting the tops and bottoms of markets, ranging from simple to very complex ones. I too use some data to determine the mood of the markets, however in my case it’s pretty simple and most of you reading this too can use the same. I basically look at the participation of Retail investors in the stock market. Somehow, the same works every time for me and I further look at the valuations…

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How I see the current scenario. Opportunity – It is the

Dear Readers, Here is what Warren Buffett had to ask investors in his 1997 letters to shareholders – [Please read carefully in order to understand the most basic principle of investing in stocks] “If you plan to eat hamburgers throughout your life and are not a cattle producer, should you wish for higher or lower prices for beef? Likewise, if you are going to buy a car from time to time but are not an auto manufacturer, should you prefer…

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