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Monkey's guide to stock investing in 2015: 3 random-pick portfolios

Jan 01, 2015

Monkey's guide to stock investing in 2015: 3 random-pick portfolios

Can random picks, Monkeys throwing darts at a list of stocks, generate a winning portfolio to beat the main indices? To improve the odds for our three Monkey portfolios, we have randomly picked the stocks from different indices. #Dumb Money #Smart Money #BSE 100 #Monkey Portfolios #mid-caps #large caps #Random Pick Portfolios #Small-Caps
Is finmin an Honest Broker when it comes to advising EPFO?

May 09, 2013

Is finmin an Honest Broker when it comes to advising EPFO?

Should the EPFO, not the smartest of retirement fund custodians, be investing where the finance ministry tells it to? #Disinvestment #air india #Dumb Money #EPFO #Personal finance #LIC
Why RBI's fresh attack on gold is also doomed to fail

May 06, 2013

Why RBI's fresh attack on gold is also doomed to fail

The RBI's efforts to curb gold imports and lending against gold goes against common sense. #Business #Economy #Gold #RBI #Reserve Bank of India #Dumb Money
The explainer: Why pure chit funds are a risky bet

May 01, 2013

The explainer: Why pure chit funds are a risky bet

Unregistered chit funds are several times more than registered ones. The risks are thus great #Dumb Money #Saradha scam #ChitFunds
Why black money is making real estate a Ponzi scheme

Jan 08, 2013

Why black money is making real estate a Ponzi scheme

Thanks to cash transactions, real estate is a Ponzi scheme. This is why real estate prices are going up while rental yields are going down . #Black money #DumbMoney #Real estate #Ponzi Schemes
Govt wants you off gold: Say 'no thanks'

Jan 03, 2013

Govt wants you off gold: Say 'no thanks'

The government wants to wean you away from physical gold purchases by introducing a gold accumulation plan (GAP). Actually, if you want paper gold, ETFs would be better. #India #Gold #Government #DumbMoney #GAP
Why you should not believe LIC on Ulips

Dec 04, 2012

Why you should not believe LIC on Ulips

Ulips help the insurance company, its agents and the government. But they are a bad deal for investors buying "insurance". So stay clear of Ulips. #Dumb Money #PSU Disinvestment #LIC Ulips #Life Insurance Coporation
How Obama and Manmohan will drive up the price of gold

Sep 11, 2012

How Obama and Manmohan will drive up the price of gold

If Obama wins and our government continues to worsen the budgetary gap - as seem likely - gold bulls should be in high spirits #Gold #Dumb Money #QE-3
Why SBI chief is all wrong in his understanding of CRR

Aug 30, 2012

Why SBI chief is all wrong in his understanding of CRR

The SBI chief, in calling for the reduction or abolition of CRR, is essentially pleading for unlimited money expansion and inflation. #CRR #Federal Reserve #Dumb Money #SBI Chairman
If Subbarao's a hawk, he should be raising interest rates

Aug 24, 2012

If Subbarao's a hawk, he should be raising interest rates

If the RBI Governor wants to be seen as the man who defended the rupee, he should be doing more than holding rates #RBI #D. Subbarao #DumbMoney #M3