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When Risk Comes Calling

I started my career as a Fixed Deposit agent canvassing Fixed Deposits for Non Banking Financial companies. Given that I was really young and not really educated formally in the field of finance, I was barely able to convince potential customers of depositing their hard earned money in the companies, many of which they hadn’t […]


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 […]


Fee always makes a difference to the outcome. Stop following the Herd

Till the establishment of the National Stock Exchange, anyone who wanted to buy shares approached brokers of the Regional Stock Exchanges who either bought the shares on their own exchange if it was traded or bought it on another exchange on which the stock got traded. There were two kinds of fees that brokers levied. […]


A deeper look at Liquid Funds

Equity Analysis they say is complicated and yet I find Debt to be more complicated than Equity. Maybe this has more to do with the fact that much of my experience in finance markets has been with Equity compared to Debt. In Equity Markets, I believe in applying my skillsets using Quantitative methods than Qualitative […]

Predictive Value of Historical Returns in Mutual Funds

Social Media has been a great leveler of things. While getting opinions of a dozen people in real life can be tremendously tough, thanks to Social Media, you know have the opportunity to tap into the opinions of thousands by the mere click of a button. Polls have always been used to understand and bring […]


Ruffling Feathers – the Ajit Dayal Interview

Most mutual fund distributors that I have come across online (I have been used to invested direct even before Direct was a option, so no offline distributor friends) rarely talk about a fund that has in its category been the best across 10 years and for good reason. This was a fund that until recently […]


When founders Quit, does Philosophy change?

I have been a follower as well as investor in Quantum Mutual Fund and also a big admirer of their philosophy. While their fund, Quantum Long Term Equity was launched in 2006, unlike many, I came across them fairly recently (2012). The key reason for me to like their fund was their philosophy of lower […]