Speculation Vs Investment - II

The line between “long-term investment” and speculation is thinner than you think, says Debashis Basu

“The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent” - John Maynard Keynes “One of the world’s most famous speculators, Warren Buffet, … .” - Victor Niederhoffer in The Education of a Speculator

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  • Speculation Vs Investment - I

    Is your “long-term investment” just another form of speculation, asks Debashis Basu

    You buy an apartment or a house to live in or to rent it out and earn some income. It may give you great pleasure to check about the resale value from time to time but you have not bought the house to flip it over in a hot property market. (If you tried to do that in 1992, you made a bad investment. Over the...

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  • Are Stock Prices Linked To Earnings?

    Surprisngly, belying conventional wisdom, the link is too tenuous, points out Debashis Basu

    It is the most commonly used tool in the market. And often it is useless. If there is any consensus about investing tools in the stock market, it is two magical letters PE. From the most informed fund manager to the uninformed investor to the finance professor and the polished TV anchor, everybody...

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