Monday, October 5, 2015

What are the common investor mistakes (ME)

There are loads of mistakes that we do in our financial journey. Most of them are common mistakes. These mistakes can be avoided if we know what they are.

Below is the list of few mistakes that are common across most of the investors:

Getting carried away by reading popular blogs and books. In India, Subramoney and Freefincal are few of the most popular blogs on personal finance. Read them, by heart all those things if needed but do not get carried away.

Subra is the advocate of direct equity and Pattu is an ardent mutual fund investor. Reading both the blogs (religiously) does not mean that you are the master of both direct equity and mutual funds. Subra has been in the market for last 20-30 years. He is like Bhishma Pitamaha. He has seen all the seasons, all the people, all the mistakes, all the investment vehicles and tons and tons of balance sheets. You simply cannot copy his portfolio. He has revealed his stock holdings, many times. However, it has been with him for such a long time that you cannot even guess the average price of his holding.

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  1. The most common mistake I know that a first-time property investor always do is purchasing a property based on its look. They buy property that looks good and they forget to think if it is good for business.

    Augustus @ Bonifacio High Street

    1. Bingo.....
      we ought to think what would potential buyer like in the property and not ourselves :)