Prashanth Krish

Prashanth Krish has written 448 posts for Portfolio Yoga

Run with the Herd or Go against the Tide

Most of us make millions of decisions, small and big over our lifetime. As much as we believe in being individualistic, most of the decisions aren’t really different from decisions taken by the vast majority who are facing similar questions. We hate to be told that we are following the herd when the reality is […]


Discipline through Shorting

I admire Elon Musk. I believe he is one of the greatest Entrepreneurs of the 21st Century, no doubt about that. Yet, he can be devastatingly wrong – for like when he recently railed against Shorts and called them to be made Illegal. Shorts for all their claims and prophecies aren’t gods descended from heaven […]

South Sea Bubble Card

Panics, Strategy, Tactics and Momentum

The headlong Fools Plunge into South Sea Water But the sly Long-heads Wade with Caution a’ter The First are Drowning but the Wiser Last/ Venture no Deeper than the Knees or Wast Someone the other day sent me a Video of the Alexandra Waterfall. Alexandra Waterfall is a small waterfall that flows normally for nearly […]


Not a time to be a Hero, but not a time to run away either

On 18th July 1948, Havaldar Major Piru Singh laid down his life while attempting to eliminate the enemy during India’s first war with Pakistan in Kashmir. For his bravery and ultimate sacrifice, he was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, the 4th such awardee in Independent India. If there was an award for bravery in stock […]


Social Media – Echo Chamber or a Learning Tool?

It was 22 days since I quit twitter and it’s interesting that I did not feel like I was missing anything. But I am back. The free time has also given me a lot to think on whether Twitter is what Morgan Housel would say, a product that solves a customer’s problem or a product […]


Paytm will make investing in Mutual Funds easier, but is it setting up new investors for disappointment

While investing directly in a mutual fund was offered more than 5 years ago, it was a child that no one wanted. Asset Management Companies offered it just to ensure compliance with the rules rather than see it as a way for individual investors to avoid the middle man. While even today, Mutual Funds are […]

Social Media

Do you learn what you seek through Social Media?

The website, http://www.worldometers.info/books/ suggests that a book is published every 12 seconds. Number of books published has shot up phenomenally in recent years thanks to coming of age of self-publishing which has democratized the ability of anyone to be an author plus our own desire to be well read. Writing a book is a serious […]