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Berkshire reports its biggest quarterly loss ever. Buffett does mid-course correction.

Posted 5 months ago

In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield. Warren BuffettOn 2nd May 22, Omaha based financial conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B) reported a net loss of $49.75bn for the 1st quarter of 22, its biggest quarterly loss ever. This includes $7.28bn of mark to market losses in investments and derivatives. Berkshire stock has corrected more than 1% - from $19 to $17 - from mid April to mid May on the back of these results. This 1% correction is in stark......... Read the complete article

Corona pandemic – rebalance your portfolio now

Posted 6 months ago

Only when the tide goes out do you know who has been swimming naked. Warren BuffettWe are now in the 13th day of a three week lockdown in India that is being enforced by the Government to arrest the spread of the global corona pandemic which has gripped the entire world. The speed with this virus has spread all over the world is truly terrifying. But perhaps it indicates how much people are on the move nowadays, and how much more they have to travel regularly in today’s commercial world. As of t......... Read the complete article

Corona virus – what to do with your portfolio now

Posted 7 months ago

Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful. Warren BuffettAs I write this post, we are in the middle of a ‘Janata curfew’ – a voluntary lockdown in the entire country, initiated by Prime Minister Modi to impose social distancing on the entire population. That and washing hands frequently are the only two weapons we have against this global pandemic at the moment. This virus is unlike anything that humankind has ever seen before. It spreads so rapidly that it can overwhe......... Read the complete article

Do not mix Insurance with Investments

Posted 7 months ago

We are into the month of March – the last month of the current financial year. Tax planning is now uppermost on the mind of those who feel this is their last chance to save some income tax for the year. This urge to save taxes makes them highly gullible to the pointed sales pitch of ever available and savvy insurance agents who are on the prowl to ratchet up sales of their insurance products (endowment plans, savings plan, ULIPS, etc) in the guise of saving taxes for their clients. The lure is t......... Read the complete article

Insurance vs Investment

Posted 8 months ago

We are into the month of February, the eleventh month of the financial year which spans from April to March. Historically the last three months of the financial year, i.e. Jan to March, have seen an increased demand for Insurance products in India. This is because the premium paid for Insurance products qualify for a tax deduction under section 8C of the Income Tax act up to an annual limit of Rs 15,. This is quite liberal a limit for most Indians where the average annual per capita income is on......... Read the complete article