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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
Caveat investor: DLF and listed realtors have destroyed Rs 3,30,000 cr wealth

Oct 27, 2014

Caveat investor: DLF and listed realtors have destroyed Rs 3,30,000 cr wealth

Many people would have made money from rising real estate prices; but investors in listed real estate companies have seen nothing but large-scale wealth destruction for as long as they can remember #DLF #Dumb Money #Oberoi Realty #Real estate #Listed Realtors #Wealth Destruction
Sonia Gandhi loses Rs 10 lakh worth of bonds: Hasn't she heard of a demat account?

Apr 25, 2014

Sonia Gandhi loses Rs 10 lakh worth of bonds: Hasn't she heard of a demat account?

Even the most powerful, it seems, don't do elementary things like keeping paper investments in demat form. Sonia Gandhi, for instance #Sonia Gandhi #Dumb Money #IRFC #tax-free bonds
How Rs 3,00,000 crore of investor money simply vanished down the real estate hole

Apr 23, 2014

How Rs 3,00,000 crore of investor money simply vanished down the real estate hole

There is a huge mismatch between high real estate prices and low real estate profits and share prices. Who is hijacking the value in real estate? #DLF #Dumb Money #Real Estate Shares #New Construction
The crooked timber of humanity: Mumbai's real estate market

Mar 19, 2014

The crooked timber of humanity: Mumbai's real estate market

Why is the Mumbai real estate market so unreal? With an unsold inventory of Rs 2.5 lakh crore, and prices still not falling? Every Mumbaikar's story is now bound around real estate dreams and nightmares #Dumb Money #Mumbai realty #Property Market
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. #Economy #Business #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