The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Bloodbath

Bloodbath. Nosedive. Crash. The terror terminology has been unremitting and dramatic over the last few days. Constant reminders wherever you turn about how much doom and gloom there is all around the globe. And how the markets are in a blue funk. A global pandemic....

Equity Investing: Direct or Mutual?

A recent email from a reader asking which company’s shares he should invest in has prompted this primer on equity investing. It was a reasonable enquiry and one which a lot of advisors would doubtless be happy to opine on. However, we are not a lot of advisors and our...

When should I sell my equity holdings?

It’s a question we get asked quite frequently, particularly when the equity market appears to have recovered from a few weeks’ worth of malaise. When the Sensex recently crossed the magical 20,000 mark, quite a few Squirrels asked us if it was time to “book some...

Invest

Secret 3 of Squirrel’s Corner – guidelines to make your investment life easier, more rewarding and a bit more fun. This month’s mantra is Invest. Just because you’re getting on in years doesn’t mean you can stop investing. You don’t plan on stopping eating,...

A Safe Play in the Stock Market?

[This article originally appeared in Dignity Dialogue’s December 2012 issue.] Equity investing – everybody’s an expert and nobody knows a thing. Your friends give you ‘tips’ on ‘hot stocks’, the papers talk about ‘multi-baggers’ and ‘bull runs’. You hear...