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Old 27th November 2008, 17:56   #31
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Diamonds may be Forever, Your job sure isnt
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Old 27th November 2008, 18:11   #32
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>>Socialism is not that bad
>>Capitalism is not that good
>>"Adi thettiyal aanayum veezhum" (A misstep could make even an elephant fall)
>>Stock Market in India is controlled by FIIs
>>Real Estate companies are highly dependent on credit availability (both for themselves and customers)
>>Sub-prime mortgages are named so for a reason
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Old 27th November 2008, 18:23   #33
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What I have learnt ? "lalach buri bala hai"

On a serious note -

1.Do not put all your money into equities (direct orindirect) keep a resonable amount in debt instruments (bonds/fd's etc.)

2.Stay away from loans and EMI's (though I have always done that , but in case you lose your job , u'll loose your other stuff as well)

3.And stay invested in market for long term, don't look at making a quick buck.
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Old 27th November 2008, 18:57   #34
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I started investing regularly in stocks 4 years ago, when I got my first job. When markets hit the 18k mark, I reduced the amount of money I put in every month. I am yet to sell a single stock I have bought, ever. Now at 8k, my portfolio is worth about 50% more than the total money I have invested in 4 years.

I learnt that if you are a long term investor, its harder to lose money than to make money.
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