No matter how much investors would like to know, for many financial products they should not be asking how much returns they will get.
Warren Buffett’s AGM produced some advice on inheritance that Indian business patriarchs would do well to heed, writes Dhirendra Kumar.
If you ask for a summing up of what is wrong with mutual fund investing in India, here is the list I would come up with. Investors don't invest regularly and instead put in money only when the markets are high, only to pull it out when they are low. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
The mere presence of legitimate financial services will not stop the Saradhas of the world.
Some investors have a misplaced sense of patriotism that keeps them from investing abroad. This is a mistake. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
If you have ever been an assiduous reader of detective fiction, as I was at some point, you would know that the detective looks for means, motive and opportunity, writes Dhirendra Kumar.
Investing through direct plans of funds makes sense when investors are certain that going through an intermediary offers no value. Since the beginning of this year, mutual fund investors have had the option of investing in funds directly with the fund companies in special 'direct' plans of all funds, writes Dhirendra Kumar.
On Sunday morning, I suddenly stumbled on an ad for BigFlix.com, telling me that I can watch Sudhir Mishra's movie, Inkaar, only recently released, online. N Madhavan writes.
“The interest rate environment in the country is being rigged to favour government and other big borrowers at the expense of small savers.” Dhirendra Kumar writes.
Buying a property for use and buying one for investment are fundamentally different. It's a seemingly simple question that a reader emailed to me. Dhirendra Kumar writes.
When I saw the details of the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch in New York, I asked myself: has this happened before? It is certainly rare that Apple Inc faces competition in innovation. It usually has rivals who offer cheaper versions of its innovations. N Madhavan writes.
The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS) RGESS has been often criticised for its complexity. While the criticism is justifiable as an opinion on the design of the scheme, investors should not take it as advice on the scheme’s usefulness, Dhirendra Kumar
Investment guru Jim Rogers says that central bank policies are wiping out the saving class all over the world. He says that the saving class is getting wiped out acro-ss the globe because of the actions of governments and central banks. Dhirendra Kumar
They say necessity is the mother of invention. They also say some people make a virtue out of necessity. You could say the technology industry is doing a bit of both to keep ahead in interesting times. N Madhavan writes.
In his latest annual letter to shareholders, Buffett explains why paying dividends doesn't make sense. Dhirendra Kumar writes.