The 10 most common Investment Mistakes


There is usually a surge of investors looking to make the most of tax-free investment. The stock market show’s huge gains. An increasing number  of investor tempts to invest in equity, rather than the other alternative like money market instrument, so where should be invested what is safe or risky? But… but… but…Alas…! No answer for that but surely to stop you from making common Mistake usually an investor dose. Investor should be all time panic, should keep ass on fire or crossing the fingers after investment decision…nope just you need..! To take precaution of not repeating other’s mistake?

1)  Decision of right price and right time when to invest?


Investing  thrives  on only one golden principle – buy low, sell high. Most new   investors make mistakes in telling what is low and what is high, especially in a

m where decisions are based on various factors and technical parameters. Buyers buy at prices that they think is low enough – the same prices that seem high enough to the seller. Now, you can see that different conclusions can be drawn from the same market information. So, it’s very important that you study how to make decisions based in market parameters before jumping in. Before investing at all, you must know the right price for you to enter, the right time for you to invest, the amount of risk to take.

 Buying an investment just because it is going up might sound silly but this is precisely what impulse investors do. Similarly, bargain hunting among shares or funds that have fallen heavily might seem tempting but quite often bad news begets more bad news – only buy in if you truly want to own it for the long term.

2)  Putting all your eggs in one basket

diveDiversification is the best tool in investment and yeah all make most mistake here only

Another common investing mistake that beginners make is investing 100% of their money in a single type of asset. This is far from being a good decision. Most investors even go through the pain of investing in stocks in several industries and sectors. However, this is not true diversification because you are still focused on paper assets.

 As a beginner, you should always commit less capital into any market you plan to invest in. This will help you study the market better with time. Once you have better knowledge of that market and you are more familiar with how things work, then you can afford to take bigger risks. To be truly diversified, you should invest in paper assets (stocks, bonds, insurance) and hard assets (Real estate, gold, businesses).

3) Falling in love with an investment

You might be stuck following a certain sports team for life  but there is no need to become emotionally attached. same way I have seen investor investing in those company who’s product, service he avail or following there attachment .so being emotional regarding company is foolishness rather being practical regarding is your investment is smartwork so do smart trading rather being emotional fool

4)  Not learning the basics

Learning new thing in life is best habit.” we know age is not bar for learning new thing be always on your toes & get update yourself”

You will find may self proclaimed investors who don’t understand basic investment terms like support and resistance, volume, P/E, market cap, all time high, 52 week high, stock index, all time low, and so on. Always take your time to learn and understand these basics. The more you understand them, the clearer it becomes to you that the market is very complex.

5) carving for quick gains

f5Most new investors enter into the market because they expect to start making huge profits within a few months. This desperation leads them to making many mistakes, which eventually force them out of the market.

In investing, there are no quick gains, as profits accumulate over a long time. This could be more than 20 years. In fact, to most experienced investors, a short-term investment is one that is set for less than 3-4 years. So, if you are finding a means to get rich overnight, don’t consider investing.

6) Being too short term

You should invest for a three to five year time horizon as a minimum – so there is no need to react to every market fluctuation. When constructing a portfolio it often makes sense to hold off buying. There is nothing wrong with dripping money into the markets or buying on the dips once your chosen investments have been identified.

7)  fail to take opportunity’s

There is nothing wrong with banking a profit, especially if an investment exceeds your expectations. Use profits to diversify your portfolio or to rebalance it. Re-balancing or buying into areas that have been struggling recently is often known as contrarily investing. This style often needs patience to work but can be very rewarding, but as detailed above, don’t buy just because it has been a big falter

8) Not having enough time to monitor your investments properly

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Usually a investor face the problem of monitoring there investment and so higher fund manager. But money is your concern and wealth so keep keen eye on you portfolio and check on it regularly

To have a portfolio of shares it is our view that you probably need at least 20 – so you will need a lot of time to monitor them. Funds need less monitoring, but you should certainly check them at least every six months.

9) Being afraid of making a mistake – and doing nothing

“Being conservative is a good attribute to possess,but you being among one of those people who don’t do anything at all. Even when opportunity knocks man still has to get up and answer the door.”

This is the most foolish behavior of any investor being afraid of mistake better not  to invest and is often heard people saying stock market is speculation should not invest in stock market better to keep long in bank or post-office etc

10) Doubling up on risk

A common mistake is having too much of a portfolio facing in one direction. For instance investing in mining funds and Chinese equities may bizarrely offer little diversification. As the mining sector is dependent on Chinese growth it may mean the two rise and fall virtually in tandem. Similarly, owning funds which have big stakes in shares you already hold.

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Getting Things Done!


It’s fun to think about a new business idea or trading concept or personal life goal — the visualization phase is the exciting part — but as soon as the hard, gritty work of getting traction comes into play, a lack of self-discipline means sudden lost interest. Many people live their entire lives this way, pepping themselves up with routine daydreams but never accomplishing anything. It’s really terrible!

On a meta level, the perspective of “Granny’s rule” means understanding, on a deep intuitive level, that all worthwhile successes require “eating the carrots before you get desert”… putting in the sweat equity and the diligence as a matter of first-priority habit, with a stone-cold focus on earning the rewards, not collecting passively via hope or dumb luck. “As you sow, so shall you reap.”

As a bonus, here are the summarized 21 “Eat that Frog” principles. Can you use any of these to step up your game?

1) Set the table. Decide exactly what you want. Clarity is essential. Write out your goals and objectives before you begin.
2) Plan every day in advance. Think on paper. Every minute you spend in planning can save you five or ten minutes in execution.

3) Apply the 80/20 Rule to everything. Twenty percent of your activities will account for eighty percent of your results. Always concentrate your efforts on that top twenty percent.

4) Consider the consequences. Your most important tasks and priorities are those that can have the most serious consequences, positive or negative, on your life or work. Focus on these above all else.

5) Practice the ABCDE Method continually. Before you begin work on a list of tasks, take a few moments to organize them by value and priority, so you can be sure of working on your most important activities.


6) Focus on key result areas. Identify and determine those results that you absolutely, positively have to get to do your job well, and work on them all day long.>

7) The Law of Forced Efficiency. There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important things. What are they?

8) Prepare thoroughly before you begin. Proper prior preparation prevents [piss] poor performance.

9) Do your homework. The more knowledgeable and skilled you become at your key tasks, the faster you start them and the sooner you get them done.

10) Leverage your special talents. Determine exactly what it is that you are very good at doing, or could be very good at, and throw your whole heart into doing those specific things very, very well.

11) Identify your key constraints. Determine the bottlenecks or check points, internally or externally, that set the speed at which you achieve your most important goals and focus on alleviating them.

12) Take it one oil barrel at a time. You can accomplish the biggest and most complicated job if you just complete it one step at a time.

13) Put the pressure on yourself. Imagine that you have to leave town for a month, and work as if you had to get all your major tasks completed before you left.

14) Maximize your personal powers. Identify your periods of the highest mental and physical energy each day and structure your most important and demanding tasks around these times. Get lots of rest, so you can perform at your best.


15) Motivate yourself into action. Be your own cheerleader. Look for the  good in every situation. Focus on the solution rather than the problem.  Always be optimistic and constructive.

16) Practice creative procrastination. Since you can’t do everything, you must learn to deliberately put off those tasks that are of low value so that you have enough time to do the few things that really count.

17) Do the most difficult task first. Begin each day with your most difficult task, the one task that can make the greatest contribution to yourself and your work, and resolve to stay at it until it is complete.

18) Slice and dice the task. Break large, complex tasks down into bite sized pieces, and then just do one small part of the task to get started.

19) Create large chunks of time. Organize your days around large blocks of time when you can concentrate for extended periods on your most important tasks.

20) Develop a sense of urgency. Make a habit of moving fast on your key tasks. Become known as a person who does things quickly and well.
21) Single-handle every task. Set clear priorities, start immediately on your most important task, and then work without stopping until the job is 100% complete. This is the real key to high performance and maximum personal productivity.

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What Are Defensive Stocks?


defensive-stocksStocks are categorized as defensive based on parameters which are the measure of the stock-price change compared to the overall stock market change, the return on equity (ROE). Defensive stocks naturally have a beta of less than 1. A beta of 1 means the stock price moves at the same rate as the overall market, whereas a beta of less than 1 would mean that the stock would move up and down.

The stock’s average ROE of the last five years should be higher than 25%

The stock should have an eye-catching dividend yield and the company should have a history of firm dividend payments. A dividend yield of greater than 3-4% on a consistent basis would be a good measure.

There are many people who try to go for government treasury bonds because they think that these are the best plan for future. They always get reward from these plans. But here too, there is some amount of risk that is associated with the stock market. Therefore, defensive stock investing means taking affordable risks in the market. In defensive stock investing, you need to check how much you would be able to spend on your investment in the stock market without cutting any costs of your daily costs. It would be best for you if you can ask a good stockbroker. He would be able to guide you the little information about stock market. Being in the professional field of stock market for several years, he would have much knowledge of the market. Even if you wish to go for day trading, then you can ask him as there are many investors who fear of financing in such type of exchange as they study it very risky.

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Wyckoff Chart Reading

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The Wyck­off Method is one of the four time­less approaches to mar­ket analy­sis (the other three being Dow The­ory, Shabacker’s chart pat­terns, Elliott Wave The­ory and Gann’s swing trad­ing approach). It was devel­oped in the early part of the 20th Cen­tury and has been con­tin­u­ously refined through the present day. The Wyck­off Method is a vital, clas­sic approach to trad­ing which reads the mar­ket through price bars and vol­ume. Although tech­ni­cal indi­ca­tors may be used, they are unnec­es­sary under the Wyck­off Method.

Richard D. Wyck­off was a Wall Street bro­ker and trader in the early part of the 20th Cen­tury. Wyck­off was a bro­ker and wit­nessed the oper­a­tions of the largest traders of his day first hand as an ‘insider’ and learned to trans­late their activ­i­ties in the ticker tape and bar charts. As he watched traders and investors make poor trad­ing deci­sions based on rumor, opin­ion and guess­work, he wrote a newslet­ter that quickly became so widely read on Wall Street that it would often affect stock prices. He later wrote courses for traders and books on tape read­ing (includ­ing the first day trader’s man­ual) and his expe­ri­ences on the Street.

The Wyck­off Method has been used by astute traders for nearly 80 years. It is a com­plete method for under­stand­ing and trad­ing the mar­kets. It is used effec­tively by day traders, swing traders and investors in all mar­kets includ­ing equi­ties, com­modi­ties, index futures and FX with equal suc­cess. Many of today’s top mar­ket tech­ni­cians acknowl­edge Wyck­off as the basis for their under­stand­ing of the mar­kets, and the Method has spawned spin-offs such as VSA.

Dr. Gary Day­ton is an expert in the Wyck­off Method. He has stud­ied and applied Wyck­off for the past decade and has been men­tored by an acknowl­edged Wyck­off mas­ter. Dr. Gary is also an out­stand­ing edu­ca­tor of the Method who con­veys the Wyck­off Method and prin­ci­ples in a sim­ple and con­cise man­ner eas­ily under­stood by his students.

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The Strongest Market Signal

The two approaches to market timing—predictive and confirming—almost always give conflicting signals when analyzing movements of the same time domain. That is okay because they are used for different purposes and have different goals. If contrary opinion says that the market has reached bottom over the intermediate term, the other approach—trending indicators for the intermediate term—almost always indicates that the trend is still down. This is normal. Why? Because it is normal that investors become very bearish (furnishing us with buy signals using contrary opinion)as prices are plummeting and at their low. The large price drop makes the trend indicators point down, but the predictive indicators are showing that the end of the decline has been reached, and higher prices are ahead. However, there are times when the two approaches do not give conflicting signals, and these are very important to note. When predictive indicators such as contrary opinion strongly indicate higher prices, and the confirming indicators have already confirmed the start of a slight uptrend, that is the strongest buy signal there is. There is nothing more reliable or important than when this unusual situation happens. Why is this so? It is expected that, as prices move up, more and more investors will become bullish. When, however, the bearish sentiment stays high or even moves higher than prices also move higher, that is not expected, and so it is the sign of a very strong stock market. At these moments, what is happening is that no one believes the upward price movement is real or that it will last. This skepticism is the fuel needed to keep the movement going, usually for some time. The same holds true when both categories of indicators are confirming that prices are declining. If contrary opinion is extremely bullish and stock prices have already started down, so much so that trend-following indicators are confirming the downtrend, there is no more reliable or important sell indicator.

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No takers for IDBI bank’s Minerva theatre which ran Sholay for 5 straight years

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IDBI Bank has a piece of Bollywood’s 100-year-old history, but no one seems to be interested in it. The only one who found it worthwhile is broke and has been ordered to shut down. The plot on which stood the Minerva theater in South Mumbai, known as the Pride of Maharashtra, which crated history by running Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Sholay for five straight years, is now on the books of IDBI Bank. And the lender does not know what to do with it…

The state-run bank recently failed for the third time to sell the plot on Lamington Road, which has the potential to build and sell real estate for 40,000 square feet. That’s as much a surprise as it is a shock in a city where the fight for land can take many twists and turns. If a mouth-watering deal for real estate developers is going with no attention, what’s the catch?

Like an impediment for most other economic activities – it is an archaic law. A rule says that in any piece of land where a theater once stood, there is no other option than building another theatre after razing the old one. “We have not decided what we will do with it,” says RM Malla, chairman and managing director at IDBI Bank. “It has to have a screen. Even a mini screen will do.”

For IDBI, it was funding an exotic idea that went sour.

In 2006, it lent about Rs 40 crore to Neville Tuli, the pioneer of art investing in India, through Osian’s Connoisseur’s Art, to build a theater and an exhibition center named OSIANAMA. The idea was to bring international movie experience to India. Reality did not unfold the way it was forecast to. The economy collapsed, value of assets tumbled and so did the fortune of Osian. All that stands now is a barren land with the once iconic structure pulled down.

Dues rose to Rs 84.8 crore in the period. First, IDBI decided to auction it at Rs 70 crore, that failed. Then, reduced the asking price to Rs 61 crore – still no takers.

Osian’s Connoisseurs of Art is having its own difficulties with the regulator Securities & Exchange Board of India (Sebi), which is directing it to wind up for violating securities laws.

Osian’s “is directed not to access the capital market and is further restrained and prohibited from buying, selling or otherwise dealing in the securities market till its collective investment schemes are wound up and all the monies mobilised through them are refunded to the investors,” the Sebi order said.

Planning a residential tower, along with a multiplex and a retail component, may not be a good idea elsewhere, but won’t find takers in the elitist South Mumbai.

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