Stock Selection: A few more metrics
In a previous column, I had written about the importance of return on equity (ROE) and the fact that most MNCs have delivered on this front. The ROE...
MAS Team | 27 February 2014
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Globalisation: Global issues, local problems
A year ago, we were all sitting pretty, projecting increasing corporate profits assuming that the dollar would be at around Rs45. We assumed that our...
R Balakrishnan | 27 February 2014
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Stock Selection: Ownership matters
When selecting stocks, a conservative investor has to look at two primary factors, namely, ownership and the nature of the business. In this piece, I...
R Balakrishnan | 27 February 2014
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IPOs: Avoid Them
It was wrongly rumoured that the IPO (initial public offering) market is dead. It is, indeed, dead for dud issues at any price and for good issues at...
R Balakrishnan | 27 February 2014
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Investing: Nowhere to hide
Managers of other people’s money are going through very difficult times, across the world. The global economy is going through such a turmoil...
R Balakrishnan | 27 February 2014
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Lazy investing
A very valuable lesson in investing I learnt was from the father of one of my friends. His basic advice was that I should buy two residential houses....
R Balakrishnan | 27 February 2014
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Corruption & Investing: The many shades of grey
Does the corruption we see around us matter to us in any way whilst chasing an investment strategy? Assuming that everyone is corrupt, in principle,...
R Balakrishnan | 27 February 2014
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Stock Selection: The most important number
I strongly believe that the single most important number, at least for me, when considering investment in stocks, is return on equity or RoE (this is...
MAS Team | 27 February 2014
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The reality of real estate
Would like to share a real-life experience in real estate investing. In 2007, I had booked an apartment in a premium project called...
MAS Team | 27 February 2014
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Stock Selection: Focus on the India-focused
Many Indian companies, in the past few years, have witnessed increased offshore revenues. I do not know whether it is a good thing for those who...
MAS Team | 27 February 2014
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How to Pick Stocks Better
Most of us believe that equity mutual funds deliver average returns. In the earlier days, they were able to deliver above-average returns due to...
R Balakrishnan | 25 February 2014
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Ratings: Faith Accompli
Rating of stocks serves a useful purpose but its severe limitations need to be understood
MAS Team | 30 March 2013
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Valuing banking stocks
When investing in stocks, we bet on the premise that we will be able to sell them to someone else, at a price, when we want to, on basis of liquidity...
R Balakrishnan | 30 March 2013
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Rating of Stocks: Faith Accompli
Credit rating is a controversial topic. No one seems to like these ratings. Financial crises, which beset companies and countries from time to time,...
R Balakrishnan | 30 March 2013
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One cheer for the bulls
Of the three factors that move the market - earnings, valuation and sentiment - only one is somewhat in favour going into 2012
Debashis Basu | 26 March 2013
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Pass on your assets to your kith & kin without hassles
As the saying goes,“in this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes”. So let us prepare ourselves and make life...
GURPUR | 22 February 2013
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