Investment Shastra

Getting rid of your Behavioural Traps

Acting in the right manner is the most important for successful investing; because just knowing the right method doesn’t help you earn money, acting on this method in the right way, does.

So, what is it that prevents you from doing this? The main cause is – Your very own mental traps! – the emotions/ biases that prevent you from acting on this method; in the right way.

So, what can you expect, as you read these Shastras? Those of you who haven’t started investing, can expect that you will now start investing directly and successfully; and those of you who already invest, will take better decisions that can give far superior results

Here are the Shastras:

Stock Shastra #14: To enjoy the fruits of stock investing, be like a fruit orchard owner

To be successful in investing, you need to have the right mind-set. And the mind-set that will give the highest chance of success is that of somebody owning a fruit orchard. In contrast, having the mind-set of a fisherman or vegetable farmer is unlikely to work in stock investing.

Let’s see why?

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Stock Shastra #15: Get rid of the addiction of ‘listening’ to Experts

Listening to experts is almost like an addiction for most stock investors. While many don’t even realize that they are addicted to this, others who have experienced that experts don’t win for them, are wondering how they can ever get out of it.

Let’s see how investors can get rid of their addiction of ‘listening’ to experts?

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Stock Shastra #16: Information, like antibiotics, works best when consumed in the right dosage

Information is like an antibiotic. An antibiotic over dosage can have varied effects on our health, from causing complications to being lethal. But what’s so disastrous about having an information overload.

Stock Shastra #16 helps you avoid the disastrous effects of Information Overload and help you take better stock investing decisions

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Stock Shastra #17: Don’t forecast future stock prices, Analyze a Company’s ability to earn future profits

Forecasts are difficult to make especially those concerning the future. In today’s world stock investing has become synonymous to forecasting! But the key to successful investing is having an analytical approach towards your investment, rather than forecasting daily price movements based on market scenario and sentiments.

But how is forecasting any different from analysis?

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Stock Shastra#18: Shopping in the stock market without a list can be disastrous

When planning our stock investments, we cannot afford to have the same casual approach that we have while shopping. Because, going to the stock markets without a predefined list will leave a big hole in our pockets.

Let’s see how.

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Stock Shastra #19: Be prepared to change your views, if the facts demand… In the Stock Markets too!

When the facts change, I change my mind, what do you do sir?’ – following this Keynesian quote in the stock markets may put you on the road to successful investing. But we humans are very reluctant when it comes to changing our views.

Let’s see why.

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  • To be successful in Stock Markets, ignore Expert Opinions and Keep Focused on Fundamentals. Grab your favorite Stock as much as you can and have a target to exit when conditions are favourable.

  • Your analysis about taking  wrong decision, and changing it when our decision is wrong, is very much applicable not only for share selection , but also in daily life. This is a remarkable  psycho analysis. wonderful. Thanks

  • Do not fall into trap of averaging when stock prices are falling. Either have courage to sell to buy back later, or average (if addicted to this concept) in small amount at a time, preferably when fall seems to have rested for a while.
    And yes, not listening to experts is another good point, especially when prices have reached near to your target, if not exactly crossed it. Do not enter into greed phase listening to experts. Remember they are not there to help you make profit, but rather make profit themselves and/or for their paid clients. Many times the experts tips are just there to save their jobs.