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The Temptation to Sell

Selling because the markets are going up is crazy… Selling because the markets are going nowhere is crazier… Selling because the markets are going down is craziest…

When to Sell: The Right Moments

One of the craziest things we do as humans is when we are faced with a loss in an investment. We wait to recover our loss. We wait even when there is no hope. We just want our capi ….Read More

Beyond The Talk

There is this powerful line that I read somewhere recently – People talk long term; I am long term. It’s a deep line if you think about it…This has been my personal philo ….Read More

The Dunning Kruger Club

I asked my friend Ashish, “Have you heard about the Dunning Kruger club?” He replied, “No. I have never heard of this one.” I told him, “There is a free lifetime entry ….Read More

Exposing the Illusion

Howard Marks in his book, “The Most Important Thing”, wrote, “Day traders considered themselves successful if they bought a stock at $10 and sold at $11, bought it back the n ….Read More

A Concept Every Investor Must Master

I asked a few investors this question “What comes to your mind when you hear the terms asset liability matching?” The most common response, “Hasn’t this got something to do ….Read More

The Long Term Starts Today

“Invest for the long term” is a mantra that is often repeated. “Think long term,” you are told and while this is right, the long term can feel elusive, almost invisible.

What Really Counts: Key Principles for Successful Investing

Try to remember a time when you read or heard something about money in the news, you acted on it, and then, with the benefit of hindsight, you were glad you did. This could includ ….Read More

There is No Such Bell

“The idea that a bell rings to signal when to get into or out of the stock market is simply not credible.” – John C. Bogle John Bogle’s quote serves as a timeless reminder of ….Read More

From Exit Polls to Election Results

All the exit polls (of the Indian Parliamentary Elections) on June 2nd,2024 showed a thumping victory for BJP and NDA. An industry executive sent me this video – Bulls Watching E ….Read More

About Amar Pandit

Amar is a CFA Charterholder from CFA Institute, Virginia, USA and a Certified Financial Planner. He is also an alumnus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Amar Pandit is the Founder of several companies that are making a Happy difference in the lives of people. His first one was “My Financial Advisor”, the happiest and best Private Wealth Management Firm that helps High Net worth Business Owners, Corporate Executives, Doctors and Celebrities to make smart and informed choices about money. He is currently the Founder of Happyness Factory, a world-class online investment & goal-based financial planning platform through which he aims to help every Indian family save and invest wisely. He is very passionate about spreading financial literacy and does so through his sharp and analytical columns published regularly in leading financial dailies, publications and portals. He is the author of 4 bestselling books (+ 2 more to release in 2020), 8 Sketch Books and 700 + columns for various newspapers such as Economic Times, Business Standard, Times of India, DNA, Hindustan Times, Mint, Indian Express and magazines. He has developed a board game “Financial Premier League" which is a fusion of cricket and personal finance. Besides this, he has developed Corporate Workshops on Financial Literacy and has developed the first financial literacy program for children between the age group of 5 and 12.

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Amar's Philosophy

It’s a myth that More Money = Happiness.
Yes, we have all heard that it is better to cry in a BMW than cry on the road. However, what matters at that point is that you are crying and unhappy. Your location is not relevant, you are just like the other person crying on the road. The point is that if “More Money = Happiness” were indeed true, the richest people would also be the happiest; the most seemingly beautiful and rich people would not be depressed.

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