Happy Diwali 2014 !!

It has been a dramatically pleasant last one year for the Indian investors. While stock markets have given more than 25% returns from Samvat 2069 to Samvat 2070, tax-free bonds could also generate 20-25% returns for the investors, followed by debt mutual funds. While gold generated negative returns for its investors in the same period, […]

Weekend Links August 9 2014

August 10, 2014

Let’s star this week with an interesting article about IBM creating a brain like microchip has 1 million electronic neurons and more than 256 million artificial synapses connecting. The human brain has approximately 100 billion neurons, with roughly one quadrillion (one million billion) connections between them! Equally interesting, an article about NASA’s impossible engine. Slightly related, National […]

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No battle was ever won according to plan

August 3, 2014

One of the most interesting and lively discussions during financial planning is to agree upon estimated future rate of returns on different asset classes, as well as inflation rates over long periods of time. On every other aspect of the plan, one party or the other has a greater say, and they can back them with numbers or […]

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Weekend Links 31st July 2014

August 2, 2014

If you’ve been watching the news, you’ve probably asked yourself at least once why are so many children dying in Gaza? Here is the answer. You might also be wondering why Israel with all its strength isn’t able to overcome Hamas? An answer. I have read and heard about wealth gap several times, but never in […]

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Weekend Links 25th July

July 27, 2014

Weekend links is late by a day because the links post I started out with yesterday got rather depressing because of what has been going on around the world, and I decided people have probably had enough of that, and looked for some other links to share. In that sense, this is probably the first […]

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How to Find a U.S. Rental While Abroad

July 27, 2014

Guest Post By Jennifer Riner of Zillow Moving to a new city is always intimidating, especially without ever visiting prior to relocating. Even more difficult is relocating across international borders to an entirely different country, complete with alternate customs, language barriers and cultural divides. While exciting, apartment hunting remotely can be complicated and somewhat intimidating. […]

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Weekend Links July 7th 2014

July 12, 2014

Let’s start this week with a very interesting story about a floating solar power plant that India is building. I haven’t seen much coverage of this but I would feel that this is the kind of news that people want to hear about. Next up, India’s role in the nuclear race.  Did you know that 30 […]

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Budget 2014: Hits & Misses for a Retail Investor

July 11, 2014

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in It was Modi Government’s first budget on Thursday and it made the investors sit on a roller-coaster ride in the stock markets. Some must have enjoyed the […]

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Weekend Links: July 4th 2014

July 5, 2014

I was quite amazed to first learn that a footballer can run as much as 10 kms in the course of a game, and this new stat that they often show during the current world cup is fascinating. My first impression was that the players wear some kind of a GPS which tracks the distance, and […]

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Shriram Transport Finance 11.50% NCDs – July 2014 Issue

July 1, 2014

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited (STFC) is launching its public issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) from tomorrow, July 2, 2014. This will be the first public […]

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Thank you for the support

June 22, 2014

We announced our services on the blog about a month ago, and I wanted to write a quick post to thank you for all the support, inquiries and conversations since that time. The most rewarding aspect of this has been the fact that the people who contacted us have been reading the blog for several years now, […]

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