Anil Selarka, author of Sub Prime Resolved, writes Part -8 of How to Invest into anything series under the title – Convertible Bonds. In this comprehensive essay, he explains the complexity of this hybrid instrument in very easy style and language a common investor would understand. At the end of this article, he even introduces a new concept – a simple QUIZ to determine how much the reader understood the article. He also appends Answer Sheet with comprehensive explanation to each answer with reference to the article.
In this great article, Author documents unwritten 23 rules, many the homework of the author himself, about how to trade stocks and indices. They hold good for US, Hong Kong and Indian markets, but also hold good with some minor changes to other markets as well. The Author Anil Selarka, nicknamed Kalidas, illustrates and explains the tenet and substance of each rule that may help the investors to buy, sell and trade the stocks with ease. These are time tasted rules invented and followed by Author himself. The Author has also invented the theory of “Mystical Numbers” which in book form will be published at the end of this year,
There is every possibility that next week beginning from 24-Jan-2010 may see sharp plunge in the stocks and bond prices on the back of 5% plunge in Wall Street last week, notably over 200 points loss on Friday. The stocks were defying correction in spite of all negative data feeding through the market for over several months. The President Obama’s plan for banking overhaul has ignited this correction. Not that the President is wrong, but his presentation and timing is a bit off. One can not afford to make market rattling bland statements without making available enough details to let policy views known. Billions of dollars could be lost as result. The Author’s prediction in December that the correction may start in third week of January and take almost 80% money out of the market on or before 21 Jan 2010 came out bang on target. In this article, the author forewarns the crash and also provide tools to help the investors. Read more….
Anil Selarka (alias Kalidas) as part of his campaign series to educate the investors of various investment products, e,plains in layman’ terms the concept of Zero Coupon Bonds – considered by the author as Best Investment Product for individual investors. Zero becomes Hero, is what he says. He also says that while there are limited high yielding Zero CPN Bonds are available (such as South African Rand Zeros), a time is going to come within ne,t 18 months similar high yielding products in USD, GBP and EURO hitting the market as the financial crisis getting deeper and deeper (let those idiots in Washington and Fed say whatever they want). Wait for those opportunities when they arise in your countries.
This is part 5 of his New Series – How to Invest into Anything?. Part 2 of Zero coupon (Part 6 of overall series) will appear 3 days later. Read more…
This is continuation of series “How to Invest into anything?” This part SR04 deals with relatively simpler products like Bank Deposits. However, the important part of this article is to teach the investors how to invest even into bank deposits. The author shows implications of many important process, and also explains in very simple terms what an Individual investor should do in such circumstances. He also explains how the Investor reduces his wealth by using plastic money, and how he can become prosperous by intelligent savings. The author also shows how to use Recurring Deposit to build real wealth with common sense planning. Meanwhile, please read more
This is continuation of previous article (Series 2) of How to Invest into anything? The previous article was preparatory whereas this issue deals with specifics. Often we see in the investment world is not true. This is why many predictions of experts and pundits go wrong. The art of investment is similar to “Art of War” where an Investor is a soldier. He has to deal with the situation as it comes. No planning helps,whereas some core understanding does guide the soldier, that is, an investor. This article is more directed at the individual investor who is relatively less equipped to deal with complex products such as ETF, futures, options, derivatives, leverages etc. The author’s emphasis is to let the investor make the most money through discipline and simple understanding. An individual does not have delve into complexities when he can as well make same or even better amount of money by following simple strategy. This is why Author reminded his father’s wisdom – “When one needs to use common sense, he should not waste his intelligence. It can be put to better use later on. Read more…..
As extension of his new Primer Series – How to Invest into anything? , the author starts with most primitive form of Savings and Investment – Gold. He contends that his research on gold indicated that United States has frittered away most of its gold in either hedging or shorting operation. Although the gold is physically held by US, the true ownership lies elsewhere for about 6297 tons of gold. (in his new book – Sub Prime Resolved – Chapter 14 He therefore feels that the gold prices could go through the roof when this reality hits the major hedge funds and large investors. In this primer, he outlines the true value of gold investing, and goes on to describe each product variation in brief details. Why should one invest into Physical gold rather than in derivatives or paper gold, he is very specific. The present financial turmoil has not ended, and if one invests into some paper assets lying with brokers or banks who may fail, there is no recourse available to investors to capitalize on massive rally in the offing. Read more… you will learn about gold more than you already know
The author teaches the Investors the basic art of investing. He tells him how to, where to and when to invest into anything. He exhorts the investor to prepare themselves mentally before they dabble into investing. This is a first introductory chapter. The whole seris will deal with plethora of investment products from Property to gold, stocks to bonds, commodities to derivatives by explaining all basis, pitfalls and potential rewards. However, the most important thing is the mental set up. Investment is a mental game, he says. Read further