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People make a lot of mistakes while performing any given tasks if they don’t do sufficient research beforehand. We had previously written on learning from the mistakes of others while investing in stock markets. Lets first try and discuss the relation between stock market investing and gambling.  Is Stock Market Investing Gambling? People shy off from [...]

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This is one of the queries I recently got at one of my workshops. Obviously, this did not have a straight answer and hence I told him I shall revert by email later. By instinct, I felt it is very much possible.  I sat down and wrote this: Yes, it is very much possible and [...]

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Like we discussed day before yesterday about the eighth wonder of the world – compound interest. Here is one interesting case we came across. Real life case :) Compounding is what multiplies your money. If the interest rate/ expected interest is – 10% per annum. Compounding frequency – annual. Rupees 100 would double in 10 [...]

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I am a big fan of crisp and to the point news. Analysis and interpretation to me is personal and probably judgemental. This is one reason I love the news app InShorts. InShorts is a summary news app which gives news in 60 words and its to the point. Its one of the best app [...]

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Compounding is one of the fundamental concepts of investing. It shows how money multiplies and grows over a period of time. What is the compound interest? As per Investopedia –  Compounding is the process in which an asset’s earnings, from either capital gains or interest, are reinvested to generate additional earnings over time. This growth, calculated using exponential [...]

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There has to be a direct co-relation with home sales and home loans number. One goes up other follows. Demand for houses is ever increasing and so is the demand for fresh capital in form of home loan. A recent study by JLL stated that home sale has surged 40% in the last 9 months majorly [...]

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Importance of financial planning

Financial planning is not a new concept since ages people have been doing financial planning majorly in form of capital rationing and investing. However, in the modern world introduction of a vast range of financial products has made financial planning a difficult task. People find it difficult in identifying where to invest and where not [...]

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There are about 2000 Mutual Fund schemes in the market currently, how would you select a mutual fund which best suites your need? What are the criterias you look out for when you invest in Mutual funds? Most people I have known look out for brand name and past performance against benchmark while selecting a [...]

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In India insurance is taken very lightly and motor insurance is taken even more lightly. A report by General Insurance Council of India states that about 2/3rdof the vehicles in India don’t even have a third party motor insurance. The main reason for this being lack of understanding, the process is tedious and even high [...]

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The banking system in India had gone for a crazy ride with ever increasing NPA’s and the Nirav Modi scam and not to forget the latest IL&FS liquidity crunch saga which has impacted the banking system as a whole. Even ICICI the big four bank of India was impacted by allegations of fraud on its [...]

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