Stock Selection: A few more metrics

In a previous column, I had written about the importance of return on equity (ROE) and the fact that most MNCs have delivered on this front. The ROE...

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Globalisation: Global issues, local problems

A year ago, we were all sitting pretty, projecting increasing corporate profits assuming that the dollar would be at around Rs45. We assumed that our...

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Stock Selection: Ownership matters

When selecting stocks, a conservative investor has to look at two primary factors, namely, ownership and the nature of the business. In this piece, I...

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IPOs: Avoid Them

It was wrongly rumoured that the IPO (initial public offering) market is dead. It is, indeed, dead for dud issues at any price and for good issues at...

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Investing: Nowhere to hide

Managers of other people’s money are going through very difficult times, across the world. The global economy is going through such a turmoil...

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Lazy investing

A very valuable lesson in investing I learnt was from the father of one of my friends. His basic advice was that I should buy two residential houses....

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Corruption & Investing: The many shades of grey

Does the corruption we see around us matter to us in any way whilst chasing an investment strategy? Assuming that everyone is corrupt, in principle,...

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Stock Selection: The most important number

I strongly believe that the single most important number, at least for me, when considering investment in stocks, is return on equity or RoE (this is...

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The reality of real estate

Would like to share a real-life experience in real estate investing. In 2007, I had booked an apartment in a premium project called...

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Stock Selection: Focus on the India-focused

Many Indian companies, in the past few years, have witnessed increased offshore revenues. I do not know whether it is a good thing for those who...

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