Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Avoid Biases in Stock Selection

Human beings are social animals and its natural for us to get influenced by what happens in our surroundings. Our decision-making is influenced not simply by the facts and figures but also by opinions and views, which are subjective. I will also discuss this in the context of picking stocks and share an example I came across in one forum.

There is nothing wrong in taking opinions or views in to account. In fact they are important to take a holistic decision based on a mix of facts as well as opinions based on experiences or circumstantial pointers. However, if our decision should not get biased or influenced by a few factors. There are several types of biases. One of them is Recency Bias. What does it mean?
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Blogs for Indian Investors

I've been offline from this page due to personal circumstances and other engagements, which kept me busy. The last article that I remember was written in mid-July and it was an Option Mantra (Option trade idea). So what kept me away all this while. A few things which are
- Change in job and personal circumstances and
- My engagement in other projects


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Option Mantra: Sell Asian Paints 4500 Put July Series @ Rs.14

This is a new or a refreshingly different initiative on Sekhar’s page. I plan to provide a few option writing or trading strategies that might interest advanced traders or investors.

However, even for a normal investor this is no rocket science once he/she gets familiar with the system and has the patience to practice options in a gradual disciplined fashion. 

At the time of writing Asian Paints closed at 4826.70, roughly 1% down from previous closing price.

Friday, May 24, 2013

My own blunders in Trading & Investing

You read it right. I am going to talk about my own mistakes and clearly spill out my own blunders. Although I've been investing and watching markets for a long period and provided advise and suggestions to others, written blogs, reports, etc, I'm still learning to perfect the Art of Investing. Have these made me stronger, better, etc. Yes, once you lose money you learn a very strong lesson, and this helps one to be more careful, diligent, alert, etc but you can make similar or new mistakes.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Why Skill-based Education is important


India has emerged as a superpower in technology and knowledge sectors, but is still not able to provide quality education to its people. Different surveys and research studies pointed to the fact that only about 20-25% of engineering graduates and MBAs are employment-ready or suitable for industry. This means a majority of graduates (75-80%) cannot be employed by industry or companies without training. This means that out of 100,000 graduates only 20,000 can be deployed in any work/project, while the remaining have to get trained further to improve their levels or look at low-end jobs or projects. 

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