My three biggest investment mistakes

I have a recurring quarterly google calendar reminder to look at my personal finances and take action where required. This means checking whether I have too much or too little liquidity, making investment allocation decisions around parking money in liquid funds versus deploying in the stock market and finally, a check on the components of my stock portfolio and whether it needs any tinkering. With not much “tinkering” to do the last time, I spent time taking stock of my portfolio performance starting back in 2006. I focused on what went well and also went spectacularly wrong. Thankfully I had more of the former,

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Developing a stock investment philosophy

At a glance Every investor needs a consistent basis for making all her stock investing decisions This basis allows the investor to stay the course in the face of short-term fluctuations Broadly two investment philosophies exist based on Fundamental Analysis and Technical Analysis TCI follows a value-stock investment style that looks for out of favour sectors at reasonable P/Es An investor should pick a style or philosophy that aligns with his temperament and proceed to refine it as he gathers more experience in stock investing In the last post (Election 2014 fever and deciding when to buy), I introduced Philip

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