October 3, 2023
Are you planning to invest in the best performing funds of the year?

Are you planning to invest in the best performing funds of the year?

One of the most erroneous methods of selecting equity funds is by only watching the performance of the last one year or two years. Many investors feel that by taking out a few best performing funds from the internet or from some financial journal, they have found the champion funds. But this one sided research usually results in dismal performance. The lure of attractive numbers is so […]
September 17, 2023
Diversification Works if You Appreciate Diversity

Diversification Works if You Appreciate Diversity

“Unity in diversity” is the dictum we use for our beautiful country “India”. We have appreciated our diversity and diversity has delivered us unity & progress. Similarly, a diversified portfolio is an all weather portfolio. It sustains your wealth in the short term and makes it grow in the long term. But, I have seen that many investors while seeing their portfolio start comparing one fund […]
September 15, 2023
Regular Check Up Doesn't Mean Regular Treatment

Regular Check Up Doesn’t Mean Regular Treatment

One of my clients recently complained to me as he said- “Manoj, you have not done any changes in my portfolio for a long time. My banker was telling me that you need to be active with your portfolio otherwise your portfolio wont grow. I said, I reviewed your portfolio with you twice last year and found there is absolutely nothing to change. Then I told […]
June 15, 2023

We Are Major Now

With your continued patronage, we have scaled a new height. Today, Mainstream Investments is turning 18. When in 2005, when I along with my wife Pamita launched this company, many of my well-wishers advised us not to take the plunge. We were just married and taking the uncertainties of a new business along with the mounting expense of running a newly married life was quite difficult […]
May 30, 2023

Game of Investment Requires You to Play on the Front Foot Sometimes

Few days back one investor came to me through a reference. He had been taking advisory services  from one of the renowned advisors in Delhi but not satisfied with the result. On such occasions, usually I don’t change the portfolio too much even after the change of advisory because there usually is not much to change. But in this case, I really felt for the client. There were few NFOs […]
May 23, 2023
Become a lifelong Investor

Become a lifelong Investor

Warren Buffet is 92 Years old but he is still very passionate about investments. He spends nearly 80% of his time reading. He studies companies’ profiles, financial statements, market reports etc. He also studies fiction and poems in order to properly understand the full perspective of life. What is the necessity for one of the richest persons in the world to work so hard? Maybe because […]