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Stock Market Is Up - What Should I Do?

  • Anup Bansal
  • Sep 22 2014
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 5 seconds

Nifty has given an absolute return of 29% since the beginning of this year and relevant questions in every one's mind are should I invest more or should I book profits? Where are the markets headed? Many savvy investors, learning lessons from 2008 crash, do not want to be caught in the downward spiral, if it were to happen in the future. But at the same time, they don't want to be left behind in the participation of the India story especially after the positive sentiment created with the election...

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Volatility is your friend!

  • Anup Bansal
  • Feb 6 2018
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 27 seconds

Today the Indian stock market fell by around 1.5% and has fallen by around 4.8% in the last four sessions since the budget. We all are feeling the pain of the downturn and the rise in the volatility. Just to put things in perspective, even after this correction, the Indian equity market has given a gain of 19.3% in the last 1 year and 42.1% in the last two years.What is volatility? It is the day to day unpredictability of markets. If there are too many changes in stock prices every day then the volatility...

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FOMO

  • Anup Bansal
  • Jan 26 2018
Estimated reading time: 1 minute 48 seconds

I happened to be on Dalal Street on the day Sensex crossed the mark of 35,000 on 17th January. There was the crowd, there were cameramen, there were balloons, the environment was charged with jubilation and the celebrity was SENSEX!Then, the news cried out loud this week "....the Sensex took just five trading sessions (January 17-23) to reach the historic 36,000-level from 35,000....". And, you may have been going slow with equity investments anticipating a downturn in the market due to the high...

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February Newsletter - 2019

  • Mitraz Knowledge
  • Feb 28 2019
Estimated reading time: 11 minutes 51 seconds

KNOWLEDGE - NARROW FRAMING BIASSymptoms - Insistent focus on the performance of individual securities, looking at individual asset class performance in isolation.Example - Gold which is used to diversify the risk involved in high equity allocation is considered a bad decision once the equity part has performed good without considering that gold was a part of the portfolio and is looked in isolation on the basis of returns.Effect - A narrow framing bias leads to frequent exits or lower investments...

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We are all stories in the end, Just make it a good one!

  • Anup Bansal
  • Dec 8 2018
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 32 seconds

"Do Nothing Wrong and the Right Thing Will Happen"This is the headline from Chapter 6 of the book "the art of the good life" by Rolf Dobelli. I have taken an extract from this chapter as it is so relevant for prudent RISK MANAGEMENT."The downside is always more concrete than the upside. The downside is like granite - hard, tangible, solid. Whereas the upside is like air. Investors who have been successful in the long term, such as Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, work with mental tricks, tools,...

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