Sensex Touches New High!

Ok, I confess I am late to the party. But it seems like the Indian stock market is enjoying new highs every other day. Is this sustainable? Who know? Does anyone know why the stock market is touching new highs even as the economy has not recovered and many things are still unknown? No one knows. But that does not stop one from making wild guesses. The most common and obvious theory is that the market is buoyant on the news that a vaccine may soon come. I don’t know why that should be a good reason to hit new … Continue reading “Sensex Touches New High!”

How NOT To Invest in Stocks

Since I started this blog, a few people have been asking me if I will give stock tips. Others asked if I had invested in stocks and that is how I made enough money to retire. So I thought I should clarify a few things to my readers through this post. First, I don’t give stock tips because I don’t know how stock markets work and more importantly I don’t know how to value a company. I have always wanted to learn how to value a businesses, but never got around to doing it. Next, I had invested only once … Continue reading “How NOT To Invest in Stocks”

Be Strategic About When to Quit

While I was able to reach my financial goal by end of 2017, I actually retired on Jun 29, 2018. The timing of my exit has nothing to do with my finances, it was just strategic. And I will tell you why it is important to time your exit properly.   The company I work for, announces bonus at the end of the year. But the bonus is only paid out in the January paycheck of the next year. And the rule is that I should be working at the time the bonus is paid out. Obviously that meant that … Continue reading “Be Strategic About When to Quit”