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When to sell your stock?

Posted 2 months ago

What others are doing means nothing. Warren BuffettAs a long term investor in the stock markets, researching stocks and buying the ones that meet your investment criteria is often only half the story. The other half is about knowing when to sell your stocks, book your profits (or losses) and reinvest the proceeds. And although the majority of long term investors struggle with the second half, the process for both of them is surprisingly similar. Yet, investors cling on to their holdings, even wh......... Read the complete article

Value v/s Growth Investing

Posted 3 months ago

In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. Warren BuffettSuccessful stock market investors are often bracketed in one of two categories depending on their investment style i.e. Value Investor or Growth Investor. Both these styles can generate handsome returns for investors, yet they take diametrically different approaches to stock picking. Knowing the difference between these two styles is important in building an investment strategy and a diversified portf......... Read the complete article

Berkshire loses $25bn for the qtr. Buffett soothes the pain with words of wisdom.

Posted 4 months ago

If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does it have? Four, because calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it one. Abraham Lincoln, re-quoted by Warren BuffettOmaha-based financial conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B) reported a staggering loss of $25.1bn for the December 218 quarter largely due to its 27% holdings in Kraft Heinz (NYSE: KHC), which itself reported a $12.6bn loss in the fourth quarter. Kraft Heinz also wrote down the value of its iconic brands by $15.4bn and disclosed a......... Read the complete article

Why are fund managers unable to outperform the Nifty?

Posted 4 months ago

The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect.Warren Buffet In the past one year we have observed a very strange and perhaps unique phenomenon in the Indian stock markets. Out of the 289 equity mutual funds (regular) which invest in the Indian stock markets and for which performance data for the past one year is available (source:, annual performance data from 16 Feb 218 until 15 Feb 219), only 63 funds managed to outperform their corresponding benchmarks......... Read the complete article

The 4 Ps of personal financial planning

Posted 5 months ago

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffet Personal financial planning is a very important aspect of every individual’s personal life. Simply put, it is just the process of developing a roadmap for your financial well being – now, tomorrow and well into the future. When it is done well enough, it helps you in achieving your goals and your dreams, but more importantly it helps you navigate life’s ups and downs by overcoming the financial bar......... Read the complete article