This is Why Fund Management is so hard!

This Article was Published in Market Express Over 90% of active managers in the U.S underperformed the benchmark index over the past 10 years. While it may not be that bad for emerging markets, still fund managers on the whole underperform the broad market. If this is the result for trained, qualified fund managers, one can imagine the plight of retail investors. Clearly fund management is a tough act. But we also constantly hear about successful investors like Warren Buffet, Peter Lynch, George Soros, Seth Klarman, etc. So, where is the disconnect? I will make an attempt to penetrate the reasons. When it comes to investing, especially equities, you need to get three things right: What to Bu

The Global Market Rout – Causes and Consequences

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst U.S Stock markets have been one of the best performing developed stock markets since the global financial crisis of 2008. A dollar invested at the beginning of 2009 would now be worth $3 (annualized return of 12.9%). U.S stocks went more than 400 days without a 5% drawdown and in 2017 the Dow index registered more than 70 highs. Then what are we cribbing about? The market witnessed a sudden sell off during Feb 2018. To be precise, the US stock market fell 10.2% between Jan 29 & Feb 06 before it recovered some losses. Though the market is flat for the year so far on a year to date basis, however, the sudden sell off (and the recover

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