Investment Shastra

Risks in investing and the Role of an Advisor

Since childhood we have heard and internalized this saying, “No risk, No gain”.  We have learnt that Fixed Deposits in State Bank of India is the safest. And without doubt it is but the returns we earn does...

Is there a right time to invest in equity?

Since childhood we are told, there is right time for everything in life. Right time to get education, right time to get married, right time to buy a house, but is there a right time to invest in equity? We...

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...

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...

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