The term ‘contrarian’, in everyday life, usually signals to do something full of danger or risk. “Herd behaviour” or doing what everyone else is doing has been physiologically ingrained in us right since ancient times when not running with the entire tribe could mean being run over by a rampaging animal. In the world of […]Read More The Contrarian Investor
The recent launch of the iPhone XS and XS max is giving Apple users the feel of an early Christmas! It’s no surprise that the latest iPhone XS will burn a hole in your pocket as usual! No wait actually it might just incinerate your pocket completely! Apple has come out with its latest versions […]Read More How to buy the new iPhone XS without hurting your pockets
Mutual funds are one of the most sought-after investment avenues when it comes to generating an alternate source of income. However, to a newcomer, the different terms associated with mutual funds could often be confusing. One such confusion is between Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) and Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS). While ELSS is a vehicle to […]Read More The Truth About Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) and SIP
Choosing a good mutual fund to invest in is a reverse engineered process. We would like to shed light on this process so that investors can take informed investing decisions. Even before one begins to assess which mutual funds to buy, it is important to first understand the concept of asset allocation. In simple terms- […]Read More Guide to choosing mutual funds
Investmenting is an acquired skill and must be developed from an early stage in life. But it’s never too late to ever start investing. A Chinese proverb says – “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now” Now is the best time to start investing! The […]Read More The 20 Something Investment Strategy
This reminds us of a quip from Charlie Munger (Warren Buffet’s right-hand man) that really sums up ideal behavior when it comes to managing your money. “It is remarkable how much long-term advantage people like us have gotten by trying to be consistently not stupid, instead of trying to be very intelligent.” Ask us and […]Read More Most Common Mistakes People Make While Investing
It is a reasonably well-known fact that mutual funds are usually long-term investments and do see a few ups and downs in their lifetime. When asked whether it’s alright to invest in SIP when markets are down, we present a slight contrarian viewpoint. You will a lot of people talking about the many benefits of […]Read More Should one invest in SIP if the markets are down?
Let’s speak of the unspoken truths about the mutual fund industry. The dividends that you receive from the mutual funds are not really “tax-free” It might be tempting to choose the dividend mode on mutual funds, thinking that you are receiving tax-free income. Do note that the mutual fund houses have to pay something called […]Read More Secrets about the mutual fund industry which are not known to the layman
Whether one should invest in real estate or mutual funds is a question that haunts many minds. However, it’s impossible to answer this question truthfully without knowing the exact circumstances you are in. For the sake of understanding let’s assume that you are buying a house for investment and not for consumption purposes. Having assumed […]Read More Should you invest in real estate or mutual funds?
Beaches, mountains, treks, road trips, stay-cations, or whatever else comes to your mind when you think about a vacation. They all have one thing in common. Planning! Anyone who has ever gone on a vacation will know that planning a holiday is no picnic. It takes a lot of time effort and of course MONEY […]Read More Invest your money for a great holiday