Personal Finance

February 2, 2023

Thursday Trivia~ Invest smartly: Put Your Financial Goals First, Not Just Savings on Tax

The Kinder Joy chocolate brand, made famous by the Italian company Ferraro, has become a household name for its innovative marketing strategy of including a surprise toy inside each egg-shaped […]
December 29, 2022

Thursday Trivia~The Importance of Patience in Investing: Lessons from the Chinese Bamboo Tree

As a generation spoiled for convenience and fast results, we often struggle with patience and willingness to endure pain. This was exemplified for me recently when my son asked why […]
December 22, 2022

Thursday Trivia~Biggest risk in investment is not volatility as you might think

The Mount Erebus disaster is considered one of the deadliest crashes in the history of Air New Zealand. On the morning of 28th November 1979, a sightseeing flight left Auckland […]
December 8, 2022

Thursday Trivia~Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication – do you agree?

My good friend got into an unavoidable situation to introduce some panel speakers at an event. He has an immense challenge speaking English, increasing his stage fear. One of the […]
December 1, 2022

Thursday Trivia – Why I am not happy with a 100 bagger stock

In a lecture series on YouTube, the late Mr Parag Parikh beautifully summarised human wants in his opening remark. The third slide of his presentation says “We strive for ●  […]
October 21, 2022

Thursday Trivia~The power of incentives

Many of us would have seen the recent performance of Pankaj Tripathi in the movie “Sherdil”. It’s a decent watch on Netflix. The film is about how the main character […]
January 8, 2021

Thursday Trivia ~ 2nd Boxing Day Test match told us what Investors have been telling us since decades!

In cricket, India vs Australia is always an interesting set up. Especially, when it’s played in Australia. Indian team went 1 down into the second Border-Gasvaskar aka Boxing Day Test […]
December 24, 2020

Thursday Trivia ~ The fairytale story of low interest rates and this time it’s different!

Financial analysts are often notorious in their future projections. Give them data and they can make it sing whatever song you wish to hear. We get to experience this drama […]
December 4, 2020

Thursday Trivia ~ Why Have Stock Prices Risen? – The Templeton Way!

“History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, but It Often Rhymes” – Mark Twain. Sir John Templeton is regarded as one of the pioneers of the investment management business. Every era has its own heroes, those […]