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This philosophy is embraced by even the modern day prophets of randomness, Burton Malkiel and Naseem Nicholas Taleb. Mr Malkiel popularised the concept of randomness in the movement of Stock prices in the ’70s. Mr Taleb, now famous for his ‘Black Swan’ theory, concluded that risk models used by brokerages are all useless as they cannot predict the
Posted by Vinod on April 1, 2008
Overconfidence – Don’t be unrealistically optimistic
A bull market makes retail investors believe that they are geniuses – after all, anything they put money into goes up. This overconfidence in their own abilities leads to a complete disregard of the risks involved. Every new generation that invests in the market ignores past experience.
Posted by Vinod on March 30, 2008
Even if stocks go nowhere this year
—a distinct possibility as US recession looms—investors can get returns by hunting for companies that pay healthy dividends. You receive the company’s quarterly payouts even if its stock, and the entire market, heads south.
Posted by Vinod on March 29, 2008
The Government on Friday announced the issue of special bonds worth Rs92.96bn to public sector oil marketing companies (OMC). The special government bonds were issued at par to IOC for Rs51.21bn, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL) for Rs20.78bn, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) for Rs18.99bn and ONGC for Rs1.97bn.