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Technical Analysis For Fundamental Investors


wealthymattersTechnical Analysis of stocks and Fundamental Analysis are often spoken of in dichotomous terms; The former being the sole preserve of speculators and the latter of genuine investors in the stock market.

However, as all fundamental investors know, Mr Market is something of a maniac depressive with wide mood swings ranging from absolute depression to euphoria. So waiting for market prices to reflect  intrinsic values can often be a long and frustrating wait ,costing money in terms of missed opportunity and worse cost actual money if fundamental investors take positions based on their analysis and get the timing wrong. And it is here that Technical Analysis can help fundamental investors by tipping them off on which way stock price might move. Read more of this post

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The New Case For FDs


wealthymattersYou can’t run a shop without cash in the till. And in the same way you can’t get through life smoothly without a certain cushion of readily accessible cash that you can dip into as per your need. For quite a while now, readily accessible money meant various types of bank accounts, stocks and mutual funds that you could cash in fast whenever needed even as they continued to grow quietly in the background.

However, this year’s budget has changed the situation a bit on account of the 2 quotes below:

The return on investment in equity is already quite attractive even without tax exemption. There is therefore a strong case for bringing long term capital gains from listed equities in the tax net. However, recognising the fact that vibrant equity market is essential for economic growth, I propose only a modest change in the present regime. I propose to tax such long term capital gains exceeding Rs1 lakh at the rate of 10% without allowing the benefit of any indexation. Read more of this post

Beware ICO Scams


wealthymattersToday the vast majority of people would find it hard to explain what block-chain, cryptocurrency, initial coin offers (icos) etc. really are. But all of them probably have read at least one media story of instant fortunes having something to do with such buzz words and quite a few people are eager to try their luck at making their own fortune.

Ignorance and greed is a deadly combination and a whole world of scamsters have jumped in to rip0ff people. Not only is the internet full of ads for initial coin offers but scam artists have bought their way into the pages of mainstream financial papers in India to talk about the success of their icos in other countries, including places like Panama.

Of all the ICOs world-wide last year, its believed that over 60% of the businesses have simply disappeared by early this year.

Its truly easy to run an ICO scam. All scamsters have to do is : Read more of this post

SmartOwner – Connecting Investors And Developers


wealthymattersThere is no getting around the fact that the real estate business requires cash. Though not always a whole lot of your own cash – other people’s money and borrowed money works just as well! What matters, ultimately, is the cost of capital and the terms and conditions on which the money is procured.

There is also no getting around the fact that in the last few decades real estate has made many Indians a great deal of money, often more than their lifetime savings, perhaps even  lifetime earnings. This wealth building effect of real estate has really seeped into the Indian psyche, so much so that these days you find builders in the Mumbai Metropolitan Area urging people to pay a small EMI and secure the future of the next seven generations of their family! So, these days, there is a large number of people hoping to get onto the real estate ladder, and an equally large number looking to invest their surplus cash in more real estate.

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The Turf War To Issue Currency


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To be able to issue currency or determine what passes for money and on what terms, is the ability to impose your will on others and settle deals in your favour.So small wonder that governments, bankers, billionaires and would-be-billionaires see the benefit in fighting to issue money. Go back to history and you see kings have issued currency, bankers/ moneychangers/ money movers and central bankers have issued currencies and then again desperate societies have often come up with tokens for use amongst themselves…………The same old game is playing out again.

Following speech is a sample of a banker trying to ally with state power to squish private money issuers. Read the arguments,file them away for future reference. If you hear these arguments repeated in the media, know them for the propaganda they are. Are they all rubbish arguments? NO. But neither are they the whole story. And passively swallowing them doesn’t serve your best interests. Read more of this post

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