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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 [...]

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 [...]

Dividend reinvesting

By | June 17th, 2014|Categories: Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Some readers, especially the ones new to investing and money management, wanted to know various ways of achieving ‘compounding’ in their investment portfolio.  I had written about this topic in my earlier posts : Compounding: The eighth wonder – Part 1 and Financial well-being – Part 2. The way to achieve this compounding is through reinvestment of realized income/gains. [...]

What I learnt from poker

By | May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

My previous work required me to spend a lot of time in casinos and especially Vegas. It reached a stage where I started getting really tired of those visits. The very thought of walking through those long rows of slot machines, the typical sights, sounds, blinking lights and smell of a gaming floor made me sick and tired. However, [...]

Cashflow : Tiding over rough times

By | April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are given a choice between two different long term investments : Investment A  – Track record of 13.6% compounded annual return over a 30 year period Investment B –  Track record of 8% compounded return over the same 30 year period. Which one would you choose? In dollar terms, if you invested a $1000 [...]

Financial well-being – Part 2

By | April 19th, 2014|Categories: Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In the 1st part of this series on Financial well-being, I had emphasized upon the importance of positive cash-flows. I invite you to read the previous post in this series, Financial well-being – Part 1. Let us take a closer look at the term ‘financial well-being’. Our definition of financial well-being is completely independent of the size [...]

Being smart about costs – Part 3

By | April 16th, 2014|Categories: Cost Management, Smart Investing|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Eleventh Commandment My simple definition of an arbitrage is: ‘A situation where we can enjoy absolutely the same value, but not have to pay the normal asking price’. I wrote about some such arbitrage possibilities in my previous post (Being smart about costs – Part 2). Being smart is not about cutting down on [...]

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