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Who am I? Ask <i>yaar</i> - Views on News from Equitymaster
 
 
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  • Apr 27, 2000

    Who am I? Ask yaar

    That may have been the first question god asked when he discovered his own invention. And that may have been the first question our ancestors asked as they descended from the treetops and moved away from the apes. And that is a question every investor needs to ask again today.

    Who am I? As share prices gyrate all over the place and the high-flying TMT (telecom-media-technology) stocks blow up like bags of dynamite, investors idhar and udhar are asking the same question: Is this market safe for me to get in? What is my appetite for risk? Do I wish to sleep well or do I wish to eat well? Am I an investor or am I a punter? How much of my money must I put away in debt and how much in equity? What kind of shares should I be buying now?

    My first bit of advice to you is: be calm. Panic does not help anyone but, instead, a decision made in haste may only compound the problem. Meanwhile, click on to www.personalfn.com/asset and begin a dialogue with yaar: Your Asset Allocator Review model which, by answering a few basic questions will give you the first steps towards planning for your future financial needs.

    Yaar will recommend to you how to divide your existing financial assets and suggest how much of your savings should be in shares. There are thousands of investors each with varying degrees of a desire to take risk so yaar cannot give everyone a unique reply but can suggest a basic model based on which you can plan your investments and your ability to take risks.

    Spend a few moments on yaar. And tell me whether it helped you make a better asset allocation decision. Like someone said: The stock market is a very expensive place to find out who you are. I agree with that - yaar costs you just a few clicks of the mouse.

     

     

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