Investment Shastra

Are you worried about elections (events) before you invest?

When Charlie Munger and I buy stocks – which we think of as small portions of businesses – our analysis is very similar to that which we use in buying entire businesses. – Warren Buffett When you...

Why chasing top performing funds is a bad idea?

MoneyWorks4me ‘Implied Investor Returns’ show that investor returns are lower than mutual fund returns over long time periods. One would ask how can investor returns be any different than a fund’s returns...

Financial Planning: Ravi, 34

Ravi, 34, plans to quit his job and start his own business Ravi, 34, has worked as a consultant for almost 10 years now, while his wife, Rohini, works in a bank. They have a 5 year old son Rewansh. They...

Know what you need and want in your life and plan for it

Most people don’t know what they want in their life, want to own, to achieve, to do, to become before they die, kick the bucket. In short they don’t have a Bucket List. I just love the movie with this title...

Very high returns expectations can become a stumbling block

What returns do you expect from your equity investment?  We ask this question to retail investors & here’s how many of the conversations happen: Advisor: What returns are you expecting on your equity...

Avoid Mutual Funds with Hidden Costs

Avoid Mutual Funds with Hidden Costs and increase the chances of earning index-beating returns.  We all are quite familiar about mutual fund expense ratio and we rightly desire that it reduces as much as...

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