Why I’m not selling everything…yet

“So are you selling everything?” was a question I got recently. A fair question since this person had just finished scrolling through two of my recent posts, five charts that should worry equity investors and what that might mean for returns in 2018. Markets rarely stay at elevated Price-Earnings valuations for long periods. The NIFTY has been at PEs higher than current on only 35 days in 19 years of trading (yes, I counted) while NSE500 has spent just 19 days at valuations at or higher than current. You can find a more detailed analysis in my guest post on

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The difference between Possibility and Probability

Investor Cognitive Biases: Neglect of Probability In a classic experiment in 1972, participants were divided into two groups. Members of group 1 were told they would receive a small electric shock. Members of group 2 were told there was a 50% probability that they would receive a small electric shock. After this information was provided, researchers measured physical anxiety (heart rate, nervousness, sweating) shortly before starting. The result: Absolutely no difference in the anxiety levels of the two groups. Puzzling. Next, researchers announced a series of reduction in the probability of getting shocked to group 2, from 50% down to

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