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The chances of something bad happening

By | December 8th, 2018|Categories: Risk Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Couple of days back I was randomly chatting with some people on one of the very few whatsap groups that I am part of. Suddenly someone’s comment caught my attention and I was absolutely amazed at what I read. The guy was recommending buying stocks with money funded by his credit card. I almost jumped [...]

Portfolio A vs. Portfolio B…rational people….irrational choices

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: Smart Investing|

First of all a huge THANK YOU to everybody who participated in the study and responded to my question which I had posted in multiple forums yesterday. This is part of a project that I am helping a group of students with. Really appreciate your help. A background: Yesterday I had posted the below survey [...]

The math behind the superiority of Portfolio B over Portfolio A

By | January 5th, 2019|Categories: Smart Investing|Tags: , |

Back to main article The concept is based on the principles of Jensen's inequality (named after the Danish mathematician Johan Jensen). Nassim Taleb has  dealt with this concept extensively in his book Antifragile (highly recommended reading). The Generic function for the value of an investment ($X) invested @ a compounded rate of return (R)  after N [...]

I fell short..but ended up winning

By | January 1st, 2019|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

I fell short..but ended up winning I had set a target of swimming 4000 laps during the whole of 2018. The year just ended and I have achieved just 3825. I should be depressed for missing the mark by such a narrow margin, but to put things is perspective....2 years back, my stamina allowed me [...]

Where ‘less is more’

By | June 9th, 2018|Categories: Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Asset light vs. asset heavy businesses and the effect of inflation…. I deserve absolutely no credit for the ideas discussed below and all credit goes to my 87 year old teacher who lives in Omaha, Nebraska. I have just reproduced my understanding of some of his teachings. He is not only the best investor in [...]

Appendix on Valuation

By | June 9th, 2018|Categories: Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The value of any asset is nothing but the present value of all cash flows that the asset would generate in future. The asset could be anything that generates a net cash inflow - a business - an investment property - a plot of land - a loan earning interest income (where we are the [...]

The best time to sell…is ‘Never’

By | May 25th, 2018|Categories: Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The best time to sell...is 'Never' Some of best investors and Gurus who I ardently follow with religious devotion, like Munger, Buffett, Phil Fisher, Peter Lynch...taught me to think long term and to find and invest in great businesses  run by very high quality management teams. It is no different from getting into a business [...]

Outsmarting The Procrastination Devil

By | June 4th, 2017|Categories: Time Management|

An average teenager will end up spending 15-20 years of his or her life on social media I’ve written a lot about how we spend money on ‘stuff’ that do not add any real value to our lives. The same line of thinking can be extended to spending our ‘time’....which is our most precious resource. [...]

While you were sleeping

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Cost Management, Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Vivian’s New Year's Resolution Vivian was helping his daughter with some math homework when he pulled out a sheet of scrap paper from his desk. It was mostly blank on one side but when he turned it over, he saw that it was a credit card statement from eight months ago. He noticed the last [...]

You just gave away $31,000

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Cost Management, Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , , |

How many times do you ask for a discount when buying something or eating out in a restaurant. Most people do not. Most of us do not realize that the easiest way for us to get a better deal is just by ‘asking’. If you think it’s embarrassing to ask for discounts, or for any [...]

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