Tax Free Bonds — Should you?

As I write this, one tax free bond issue has just closed — oversubscribed 10 times — and another one is scheduled to open in a week. As you read this, others may have opened (and closed) or been announced. The government has plans (and authority from Parliament) to...

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...

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...

Property is “misunderestimated” – YMMV

A question our Squirrels invariably ask us is, “Should we invest in property? I know of [so-and-so] who bought [such-and-such] and earned [so many] pots of money!” or words to that effect. And our answer, just as invariably is, “Buy property if you...