Retirement Stock Portfolio Analysis: November 2021

This article compares my monthly retirement stock portfolio with an equivalent investment in a Nifty index fund and the Nifty 100 Low Volatility 30 TR index. Before we begin, investors need to appreciate the context of these investments. I started direct equity investing only after achieving a comfortable level of financial independence and ensuring my…

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Retirement Stock Portfolio Analysis: October 2021

This article compares my monthly retirement stock portfolio with an equivalent investment in a Nifty index fund and the Nifty 100 Low Volatility 30 TR index. Before we begin, investors need to appreciate the context of these investments. I started direct equity investing only after achieving a comfortable level of financial independence and ensuring my…

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Retirement Stock Portfolio Analysis: September 2021

This is my monthly retirement stock portfolio analysis compared with an equivalent investment in a Nifty index fund and the Nifty 100 Low Volatility 30 TR index. Before we begin, investors need to appreciate the context of these investments. I started direct equity investing only after achieving a comfortable level of financial independence and ensuring…

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Stock Portfolio Analysis: July 2021

This is my monthly retirement stock portfolio analysis compared with an equivalent investment in a Nifty index fund. Before we begin, investors need to appreciate the context of these investments. I started direct equity investing only after achieving a comfortable level of financial independence and ensuring my son’s future portfolio is in a good place….

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Compute XIRR (annualized return) of stocks and stock portfolio with this sheet!

We are delighted to announce a new spreadsheet that can be used to evaluate the annualised return (XIRR) of individual stocks and that of a stock portfolio after properly taking into account corporate actions like dividends, stock splits, bonuses, buybacks and rights issues. We had recently published an example using this sheet: Stock XIRR Example:…

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Stock XIRR Example: 18% annualized return from Colgate-Palmolive

In this article, let us consider an example of calculating the annualized return from a stock investment after accounting for corporate actions like dividends and stock splits. We shall consider Colgate-Palmolive the oldest stock in my portfolio. The calculator used in this illustration can also handle bonuses, buybacks and rights issues. It was first released…

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My Stock Portfolio May 2021 Update

This is my monthly retirement stock portfolio update compared with an equivalent investment in a Nifty index fund. Before we begin, investors need to appreciate the context of these investments. I started direct equity investing only after achieving a comfortable level of financial independence and ensuring my son’s future portfolio is in a good place….

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Retirement Stock Portfolio Update April 2021

This is my monthly retirement stock portfolio update compared with an equivalent investment in a Nifty index fund. Before we begin, it is important for investors to appreciate the context of these investments. I started direct equity investing only after achieving a comfortable level of financial independence and ensuring my son’s future portfolio is in…

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