'The Thoughtful Investor: A Journey to Financial Freedom Through Stock Market Investing', a book by renowned stock market guru, Basant Maheswari who runs a paid stock advisory portal - theequitydesk.com will be released. Here is a preview of the preface: Dare to Dream with Stocks
Thinknum is an interesting portal for investment research and financial research that allows you to collaborate with users from other parts of the world.
Thefundoo.com is an interesting mutual fund research and analysis portal. They have recently launched their mutual fund selection service: the fund picker
As an offshoot of a discussion at Asan Ideas for Wealth FB group, here is the 5 year rolling returns of Reliance Growth fund versus the Sensex. The fund is benchmarked wrt BSE 100 (there is nearly 100% correlation between BSE 100 and the Sensex)
I have developed an automated mutual fund portfolio tracker which will enable us to track SIP and lump sum investments with minimal input. Financial goals can be assigned to fund holdings, and net returns can be calculated for the goals and the individual funds.
I had requested members of Ashals FB group, Asan Ideas for Wealth to beta test this tracker. I have been using this since this year to track all my holdings.read more
As one of the first personal finance bloggers to promote ‘direct’ mutual funds and one of the first trail commission-free ‘direct’ investors (I made a transaction on 1st Jan. 2013 early in the morning) I cannot help feel a touch responsible while reading this: Is mutual fund distribution business headed for extinction?
Regular readers may recall that I described my experience with cashless mediclaim when I underwent a thymectomylast march. A couple of Wednesdays ago my mother fell and broke her femur bone. While mine was a planned hospitalization, this was an emergency hospitalization.
I am no stranger to emergency hospitalizations (unfortunately). This is the 5th such situation I have found myself in, in the last 8 years (plus 4 planned hospitalizations).read more