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How Biases Affect Investor Behaviour

This is a copy of paper published by H. Kent Baker and Victor Ricciardi. The paper talks about how biases affect investor behaviour in taking investment decision. Investor behaviour often deviates from logic and reason, and investors display many behaviour biases that influence their investment decision-making processes. H. Kent Baker and Victor Ricciardi describe some common behavioural biases and suggest…

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Complexity of financial product

World is progressing towards making life simple. Wheel was invented to make travelling simple, mobile phones are for making communication simple. If you look at “anything” nearby you, that “anything” is much simpler than it was few days / month / year ago. Only thing which is moving towards complexity is financial products. Stocks /…

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Nifty Next 50 (Junior Nifty) Index

About Index Nifty Next 50 Index is owned and maintained by India Index Services & Products Limited (IISL), a subsidiary of NSE. The Nifty Next 50 Index represents 50 companies from Nifty 100 after excluding the Nifty 50 companies. Earlier Nifty Next 50 Index was known as Junior Nifty Index. As on March 31, 2016 Nifty Next…

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Why Passive Fund for long term goals

If you want to go to Pune from Dadar (Mumbai), which is approximately 150 kilometre away, what options do you have? First option is you may walk from Mumbai to Pune. If you consider walking speed of 5 kilometres an hour,  it will take around 30 hours, without any stop, to reach. Suppose you are…

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Happy Birthday Index Funds

Forty years ago in Aug 1976, Vanguard’s John Bogle created the first index mutual fund, offering investors a guarantee: They would never outperform the market, but nor would they underperform it. The Index Investment Trust (now the Vanguard 500 Index Fund) simply tracked the performance of the S&P 500. Index funds are now a huge…

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