Beware Of Fund Agents

I would like to share my recent experience with a mutual fund agent, which should caution all retail investors and, especially MoneyLIFE readers. In June 2007, a mutual fund agent approached me to invest in HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund and, although I was reluctant since, at that point, I had no knowledge of equity investments or mutual funds, he kept insisting and convinced me to invest...

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Media Bias

The Indian financial media is often full of misleading analyses but nothing can prepare you for some of the worst excesses of the US financial media. Here is one. Marketwatch.com is part of the Dow Jones group which includes the respectable Wall Street Journal and Barron’s magazine. Peter Brimelow (left picture) has a column on Marketwatch.com where he writes about the performance of...

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Nice while It Lasts

Expect a small pullback and pray for more positive news

In my previous column, I had said that, over the short term, the 12,514 bottom made by the Sensex was significant. From here, I had surmised that there were three possibilities. First, there would be a pullback of the rally that started, followed by a fresh upmove. I felt that the rally that started before the trust vote in Parliament...

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