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Don’t fight the forces, use them. – R. Buckminster Fuller Everyone thinks that due to the recent events caused by Coronavirus we are in uncertain times. I believe we are always in uncertain times. The emergence of any event has multiple co-dependent factors and nothing gets created out of a vacuum. Since we cannot know and control all the factors that lead to the manifestation of any situation; we cannot be 100% certain about any…

In my multiple conversations with investors during the bull-run since 2014, there was no one who said that I will not take advantage of investing in equity when the market will crash. In good times i.e. when the market valuations are usually very high, everyone agrees to the logic of buying low and selling high. But interestingly, very few implement this strategy. Instead, the majority tend to invest when markets are going higher and higher,…

How often is that you chose someone for a particular task just because he is nice and end up making a bad choice? This is the phenomenon of Halo effect where one attribute of a person overshadows the other attributes and influences the decisions we take. The attribute niceness of your partner has overshadowed the other essential attributes like competence and intelligence. What is the Halo Effect? Halo effect is a human cognitive tendency to…

We have heard this phrase many times that time in the market is more important than timing the market. Time and again we hear this from many in the investment industry. Instead of blindly following the saying without putting much thought, let’s delve deeper into its wisdom and understand how relevant it is in the current scenario. In the last two decades, rising income levels has provided resources, education provided skill-sets and rapid advancement in…

Investment management is never a part-time activity but a full-time job. Quality investment management is much more than selecting schemes from star-rating websites or buying a stock based on little insights. It requires not just sophisticated skill-set for asset allocation calls (across asset classes, sub-categories, and schemes), the temperament to keep emotions under check but also an ability to quickly understand the impact of the latest market developments (global and domestic) on various asset classes…

As I am writing this piece, I am sure many are already aware of the issues impacting the global economy – a global slowdown, trade wars, and burgeoning debt; and issues affecting the domestic economy – falling consumption, NBFC led confidence/liquidity crisis and constrained fiscal space. Many, however, are unable to understand if these issues are short term in nature or the long term. In other words, whether it is just a short cyclical correction…

There are more than 8.4 million doctors in India today, contributing to annual growth of a phenomenal 16-17% of the hospital industry. If the spends on healthcare are increasing, so are the earnings. But while the doctors take care of our physical health and fitness, they need to ensure the fitness and good health of their finances too! Not an assumption, but these have been the foremost observations when consulting some of our clients who are medical…

Be greedy when others are fearful and be fearful when others are greedy. – Warren Buffet Indian stock markets have taken a good leap forward after the exit polls declared the return of NaMo led NDA with a stronger mandate. This has bolstered the confidence of bulls on the back of expected continuity of reforms push. Although a stronger mandate ensures that there would be lesser obstacles in bringing and implementing reforms, any tangible gains…