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Opportunity Cost - Should Investors Pay Attention?

  • Anup Bansal
  • Jun 2 2014
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 17 seconds

"Opportunity Cost" of a choice is the value of the best alternative forgone in order to pursue a certain action. In other words, it is the cost incurred by not enjoying the benefit that would be had by taking the second or third etc. best choice available. The concept of opportunity cost comes into play because resources are limited. Resources can be either time or money or both. Often, when people say that they wasted time doing something, what they mean is that their time could have been better...

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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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The Curious Case of Real Estate Investments

  • Anup Bansal
  • Sep 13 2012
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 52 seconds

Rs. 8 lakhs invested in a piece of land in 1990 in a non-metro city is worth Rs. 3 Cr today. We all have been reading and hearing about the phenomenal returns, that too risk-free (I will take that with a grain of salt), in real estate investments. Let us put things in perspective. The CAGR (Compounded Annual Growth Return) is 17% per annum on this investment. Now same 8 lakhs invested in the Sensex in 1990 - the index had touched 1000 first time that year - would have fetched Rs. 1.42 Cr today. Though...

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