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It’s Never Too Early To Plan Your Own Steady Income

In a world where the FD, RD, and PF do not give you a consistent guaranteed income, you need to meticulously work towards 3 facets of income.

  1. Guaranteed Income Plan.
  2. Mutual Funds Monthly Income Plan.
  3. Dividend Income from Bluechip Stocks.

3 Facets of Income

Today I am addressing the first one. The other 2 will be shared on the coming Sundays.
Sweeter Short Term and Long-Term Legacy of Guaranteed Income Plans have emerged as a very important one to give credence to now.

We are delivering you an Income without Tax Implications.

This requires basic elements of Wealth Creation – Planning, Commitment, Vision, and Management.
It’s purely a Goal-based investment plan. Goals are the byproduct of our ambitions. This investment is not only superior to FD/RD/Postal and Senior Citizen Schemes but also has Zero Tax on the income you receive.

If I have to divide investors into 2 categories, short and long-term ones, you are most likely to fall in one of them and at times in both ST & LT depending upon the financial goals you have.

Short Term Investor: Child’s Education, Start-Up planning, Retirement, Marriage/Anniversary Gift.
Long Term Investor: Family legacy/ Youngsters’ retirement.

How does this Investment work?
Long Term Income (I):
⏩Invest
Rs 1Lakh X 12 yrs.
⏩13th year cooling period.
⏩14th Year onwards to next 25 years you will receive Rs. 1,29,750/yearly
⏩On the 25th year, you receive Rs. 12,00,000 + Rs. 1,29,750.
⏩ Total Invested = Rs. 12,00,000/-
⏩Total Received = Rs. 44,43,750/-

Long term Income (II):
⏩Invest: Rs. 1 Lakh X 10 yrs.
⏩11th year cooling period.
⏩12th Year onwards to next 25 years you will receive Rs. 97,750/Yearly
⏩On the 25th year, you receive Rs. 12,00,000 + Rs. 97,750.
⏩ Total Invested = Rs. 10,00,000/-
⏩Total Received = Rs. 34,43,750/-

Short term Income (I):
⏩Invest: Rs. 1 Lakh X 12 yrs
⏩13th year being the cooling period
⏩ 14th year onwards for next 12 years, you receive Rs. 2,09,000/-
⏩Total Invested = Rs. 12,00,000/-
⏩Total Received = Rs. 25,08,000/-

Short Term Income (II):
⏩Invest: Rs. 1 Lakh X 10 yrs
⏩11th year being the cooling period
⏩12th year onwards for next 10 years, you receive Rs. 1,88,000/Yearly
⏩Total Invested = Rs. 10,00,000/-
⏩Total Received = Rs. 18,80,000/-

Tax Free Guarenteed Income Plan

Trackfinder always advocates a Balanced Portfolio. A designed mix of Equity and Debt with Growth and Guarantee gives you all-weather comfort.

If you are looking for a feature-loaded wealth Management, apart from the security cover on the perennial interest fluctuations, you need to meet in person or on a virtual platform to get the hang of it.

Warm regards,
Antony Trackfinder

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The Thin Line Between Attitude to Invest and Habitual Investing.

If you have FOMO of the Stock Market, then it is often due to the over-smartness embedded in you. It has no connection with the resources available around you.

“Mulla Poompodi Ettu Kidakkum Kallinumundam Oru Sourabhyam.* A Malayalam adage translates into – ‘The stone near the Jasmine will bear its fragrance too.’ Your association with people regulates the potentiality of growth in you.

If you think that you missed the stock market, trust me, this is definitely not the first time, it won’t be the last time either. This is a never-ending vicious cycle until your steadfast belief in Economy and Equity succeeds.  

Philosophy never made anyone rich, actions made them. An overdose of Investment Philosophy can freeze your behavioural psychology by activating Fight -or-Flight reactions. Be it fight or flight, both are dangerous in nature for your wealth-building journey.

Greed is a major driving force in investment decisions. It is derived from some simple thoughts. “What the other person has at present and I do not have”. “I want to do everything to have it all in the future.” This is the fundamental of all greed-driven actions and the individual’s inability to comprehend contentment.

If you think that you know everything, then Bull and Bear of the Stock market will run over you. The Tiger lurking in the Economy will pin you down. Rollercoaster Volatility will give you butterflies in your stomach.

A lot of my Investors who read the WhatsApp status instantly liked it. Some of them did because they took action at an appropriate time. Some are feeling the pinch of not taking any at all.

SImPle Habits Wins

What Do We Do?
One benchmark – One fund – Multiple entries is the doctrine that we continue to advocate. Trackfinder has been successful in that.

Capturing every major index with a right proportion based on Age, Income and Time has paramount importance to negate probable loss.

One of the basic lessons of wealth creation is investing when the price is right and its value is still holding the fort.

Periodical restructure is a mandatory constituent of portfolio management. It is not Buy High and Sell Low not even the reverse. It is more than that.

Investing is never to be considered as a risk; time designated for a particular investment can be the only risk waiting to happen.

Your ingressed attitude towards everything can break you.
Your accrued habit towards everything can make you.
Habits Maketh a Person.

Actions to be taken
Stay invested in your present portfolio.
Talk to your financial advisor and correct the portfolio if there is an imbalance.
Increase SIP if you can, for a short period of time at least.
Reduce your overexposure to high-risk stocks.

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For Investing, Age is Just a Number

She was born on 1st June 1946. Economics Graduate from Assumption College Kerala. Married to Retired Senior Inspector of Kerala Police (Late) Mr TG Mathew. Blessed with 3 daughters, who gave her 5 grandchildren.

Today She started her investments in Equity Mutual Funds under my firm’s guidance at a sweet age of 75. Goal Planned is “Mathew’s Legacy” with a target amount of Rs 1,00,00,000 by the year 2039. Felt proud to have opened her Demat Account with NJ India Invest and now on a journey to build Wealth for the Third Generation.

When Should One Start Investing?
This is often clouded with pessimistic thoughts about Risk, Advisory, Credibility of Investment Vehicle, Taxation and Management. Instead of all these what every individual should have is Optimism towards a Brighter Future. Hence, when you start at the age of 5 or 75, build a positive vibration around the wealth creation you are planning. I am sure All’s Gonna be Well.

Goal Planning by Trackfinder

Why Should One Invest?
It takes lots of efforts to Create Wealth, in that journey, as an investor you will find, Money is just one part of that the whole thing. I have nothing to Invest for is a lame excuse completely ignoring the world around you. Learn to leave a mark while you can.

“Investing Requires Qualities of Temperament Way More Than it Requires Qualities of Intellect.” Warren Buffett

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Are you a Teacher?

As a Wealth Creator through Financial Products, I ask myself, how much more I need to learn to be a good teacher.

Being Student

Last week when I was conducting a training class for Roma and team, I asked a simple question. “Are you all Teachers? 5th September is Teachers Day; hence I want to know if you all qualify as one.”

The surprised look said it all. After looking at each other for someone to open up and answer in vain, they said in unison “No Way! We are not teachers. How can we be?”

Perfect, I know, none of you are teachers in the parlance of Books of Education. You all are Financial Advisors and Wealth Managers doing Risk Assessment and distribution of investments based on Asset Allocation.

Have you all discussed these complicated subjects with your Existing Investors and Prospective ones?
Saving before Spending.
Law of Averages.
Delay Cost.
Annual Compounding.
Relative Science of Economy and Growth.
Elimination Theory.
Micro and Macro data for Smart Alpha.
Cost of Loss of Life.
Expense of Living Too Long.
Saving to Spend on Health Care.
Legacy of Wealth.
Last but not the least, have you spoken about Relationships and Trust based on Values?

Roma had a starry-eyed glow. Akshay looked like he was about enter a new realm. Ruchita was holding her cheeks without blinking. Dipesh was lost in the void. Then they said, “Yes we have been teaching them all this all these while but never realised it though.”

What I realised through uncountable journeys and the lessons I learned in my life is, we are all students for our entire life and we can be teachers too for the same period allotted to us as human beings. The whole purpose of our life is to pass on whatever we can, to people we meet. The only thing that one has to do is learn first.

Though we are Mutual Funds, Stock Market and Insurance sellers, we are simply more than that, we teach every individual to manage risk within their limits.

SEBI may find it difficult to recognise this fact. Many more such wonderful things that we do to make life a joyful one for every earning and non-earning members of a family goes unnoticed. They prefer to call us distributors, risk assessors, insurance agents, clerks and fund sellers.

Today, on this auspicious day, I wish to launch a special campaign on a subject from the world of Wealth Creation – Salary and Income.

Salary and Income

By this what I wish to create is an awareness of having passive income along with active salary. Setting the targets based on goals are more important to attain Financial Independence.

If you earn ₹50000 Salary, then allow “your money” to earn for you. To start with you should have ₹12500 as your Monthly Income/Growth.

First Target – Contentment = 25% Income.
Second Target – Happiness = 50% Income.
Third Target – Joy = 100% Income.
Fourth and Final Target – Euphoria = Joy of Giving it to Society.

You cannot give something that you don’t have. Therefore Create First, Become Generous, Receive Returns in Abundance.

Everything is possible with simple methods and hard-core beliefs. This is a journey that I wish to undertake for you all. Making Money is never my priority, but Making Wealth is indeed one.

Me, Roma and My Team are here to help you understand this concept and plan it.

#LetsMakeWealthTogether, #LetsProtectWealthTogether, Health and Happiness will Follow.

Three very important people in my life who answered to the question.

The Answers.

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Gift of Life and Gift of Wealth, a Perspective.

Life and Wealth are two unique gifts we receive from our parents. This has deeper meanings and comes with responsibilities and legacy. Every experience adds values to our life and makes us what we are. Then at one juncture our siblings takes over the job of value addition. In my life, this is done by my younger sister.

Today I thought about penning two such beautiful moments I experienced so far in 2021. Both are very unique in nature and in its envisaged outcome. When we try something new with full conviction, the probability of failure doesn’t exist. Theoretically we have done the major part by planning every details. Now it is just a matter of executing it to its perfection.

Being an entrepreneur, I love that niche space I get to experiment with my clients’ emotional quotient. This is not new, this is as old as the universe. Every scripture mentions about these practices. Practice Makes You Perfect, so goes the saying. Make Investments a Habit, I often say so. Celebrate wealth creation.

All started with a message from Sumit. He is a Major in the Indian Army and was posted in an undisclosed location of North India. We connected at around 22:30 and the request was very simple. “I want to gift something to my younger brother. I thought I will discuss with you.”

We discussed all lot of gift materials. Watches, Cufflinks, Belt, Purse and Shoes, huh, the usual stuff. Then I proposed something that I have done for my kids. “Sumit, instead of these, why not gifting him some Bluechip Company Shares? This will not only be unique but also keeps him hooked to its value movements.” This was a hit. He accepted it as conceptually classic.

Took his brothers G-Pay and transferred the money from my personal account. I called him up and said: “Some money must have got credited to your account, I am doing something for you. Please follow my instructions.” There was absolutely unblemished trust between them and my team. Since this was to be kept as a secret birthday gift, I dramatised a bit. The result was amazing too.

Birthday Card

Thank you so much sir for everything 🤗.
Wasn’t expecting a surprise like this.
Sorry couldn’t respond earlier as the Internet services was suspended here.
But thanks a ton for this amazing plan and for all the profits I have been making on my mutual funds so far wouldn’t have been possible without you and Roma 🙏.
Arun Wrote.

In my early days of Financial Advisory life, I have read lots of stories about Europeans, especially Americans, practicing a habit of gifting shares to their kids and grandchildren on their birthdays, I used to wonder, what must have prompted them to give away gifts life that?

When Microsoft, Alphabet, Apple, Walmart, Hathaway, Visa like companies can deliver 1000’s of percentiles of growth, why Indians cannot do the same with our Nifty 50 stocks and Mutual Funds. This thought about this concept of Jithne ka Cake Uthne ka Investment” (Invest the same amount you spent on cake on birthdays. On an average we celebrate 8 birthdays 3 anniversaries in our life. Why not make them count for future too. Rs 500 cake, Rs 500 investment. It is not complicated.

Last week SBI Manager Mr Sudhir Kumar Singh, my client for 15 years, called me just to know “What is happening?” Freewheeling conversation that followed kept us connected for 26 min. Family, Kids Education, Stock Market, Concepts of Investing and my blogs. When I discussed this subject as my next write up, he said, “Implementing it right away.”

This week Mr Anirudh is celebrating his 25th birthday. This amazing, soft spoken, young engineer will be receiving Rs. 50000/- worth shares we have picked up according to the instructions his father gave us. Here it is Jithne ka Cake Uthne ka++ Investment”.

Birthday Gift

The purpose of our life is to bring change. At this juncture, I am content. I know, I have miles to cross before this concept sets in to a social movement of financial inclusion. I am very sure, many financial advisors will talk about this concept of Celebration with Investments.

**Caveat Emptor: These concepts are based on my personal and their “Risk – Reward Ratio”. These stocks mentioned are not a recommendation to buy or sell. You must talk to your Financial Advisor before venturing into such high risk asset classes.

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I Need a Break! Seriously?

The Trigger. Unwittingly though.

She is an amazing dancer. I follow her because of the passion that she emits while dancing. It’s not an acquired talent, it is one that is  engraved in her DNA.

Our conversation started with my comment on her post. Excerpts.

My comment: I won’t agree with you there.
Over working happens on three counts.
1. Incompetency
2. Wrong Company
3. Working for salary.

She: I completely agree uncle. But isn’t that the sad part. Sometimes people have to work for salary and don’t have an option to work for something they’re passionate about.

Me: When people are not passionate enough on what they do, they find no time for anything else in the world.
Be it personal or professional.

I have been working 15 hours a day, since last 20 years .

She: That’s what I meant. If you’re happily working these 20 years, that’s great!
But I genuinely feel we’ll all need a break some day!

Me: In Malayalam an adage suits here, “Ullathu Kondu Onam Pole”. Means, celebrate life with what you have. If Salary is what is important to an individual, then S/he must turn themselves into a happy mode by being part of the work culture they are “blessed with”.

I have seen many people forget that blessing and keep cribbing about toxic ambience in work place. A visit to job sites or a casual chat in friends group will help people understand the dark patches of being unemployed.

There are millions out there without a job. Easy availability of job would have created unavailability of job portals. Dream job? That is a pipe dream. It takes time to realise that fact.

I have come across the following types of attitude in young job seekers
It starts with ‘anything for a job’. That is Need based.
‘I can’t work this much for the firm.’ Arrogance based.
‘I deserve better than this.’ Want based.
‘I may not get better than this, may be worse’. Reality based.
And lastly, ‘I am Blessed With a job’. Being kind and humble based.

“Blessed with” is that one yardstick with which employed ones can feel the difference in their work place. Measure up, you will be measured. Usher up, you will be ushered. Everything in the world is “Give and Take”. Job is probably the only thing where this is reversed.

Blessing can’t be considered as a curse. Becoming passionate is just around the corner. No one stops individuals from taking that turn.

I have only one complaint, that is Why only 24 hours a day?…………. It should have been 30 hours. Additional 6 hours would have got me more time to add value to the needy.

Youngsters don’t understand the concept of 500% of performance. They are taught to become 100 percentile performing. This is how I describe performance. No task master required if this matrix is understood.

1st 100% = For giving you Earning Power.
2nd 100% = For the Entrepreneur who created the opportunity
3rd 100% = For the Foundation of the Firm
4th 100% = For Performance Incentive
5th 100% = For Building a Team Under You.

That quiet demeanour before getting a job turns in to full of bukwas and bukchodi when people get societal recognition. Snap…snap….wake up!

I need a break is overrated. To earn a break time one has to give break time to someone above and many below you. Universal truth. That is the cycle I follow.

Last week I had an interesting conversation with a budding journalist from Navi Mumbai. He was on full Josh talking about one of relative and his patriotism. Blah blah blah blah.
Conversation came to an abrupt end when I asked him, “Will his patriotism be still live if the Govt stops paying him a Salary.” True patriots don’t get salary, they get good wishes and a sustenance allowance.

My break and happiness time is when I become the reason for lighting their stove for cooking a meal for beloved family. That is my purpose of birth, the patriotism on my shoulders and the sweat marks on my sleeves.

Just penning my thoughts.

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Profit Taken To The Court

The last 15 months of unprecedented pandemic schooled us many valuable lessons. Investors aren’t sleeping over the investments anymore. Lockdown has taught us to be more Financially Independent, Prudent and Savvy.

Some of these below mentioned learnings, I haven’t seen in my 2 decades of wealth building journey for my investors. Unprecedented demand for clarification on performance and underperformance of their investments. Rolling returns and Risk assessment. Complete profile of products, which otherwise wouldn’t have asked me to furnish.

Sugar coated investments are passé. The icing and decorations are not making one drool anymore, instead they are replaced by quality, texture, taste, aroma and brand.

I am under constant pressure to scale up my knowledge, deliver according to the fancies, innovate 3 times a day, and pick an “about to fire up” script from the stocks market on an hourly/daily/weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis. Charts of many “on fire” shares are send to me for “next course of action”.

“Push” products became “I Want This” ones. FD investor is looking for Cryptocurrency. RD investor wants Sector Funds. The best part of these changes in investors is the satisfaction I get knowing that they are following me and my team studiously and religiously.

The trigger to write this blog came when one of my clients asked me to protect his profit on investments. He is a newbie, willing to learn and adapt to my style of working. He started investing just few months back and had seen crazy ups and fearful downs. He is sitting on Absolute Return of 5.75% and growing at an Annual Return of 46,21%. I sum up this phenomenon as the 9th wonder of the world – Volatility. Since I have to be creative in putting my point across, I thought about using a court drama based analytics’.

I must say these kind of inquisitiveness and ponderings are the fundamental tenets of wealth building. We also call it constructive conversations. Here the Profit is standing trial for performance. Prosecutor is the Client. Defense Attorney is the Wealth Manager. Presiding Judge is The Chair. (Not me but my thoughts)

Prosecution’s Argument: Milord, Mr. Profit has performed beyond the universal laws of logic. It is therefore request your kind consideration to book Mr. Profit and put behind the bars of safety.
Defense Attorney’s Argument: Objection Milord, my client be addressed as Mr. Investment and not as Mr. Profit based on his performance.
The Chair: Objection Sustained. Please address the litigant as Mr. Investment.
DA: My client, Mr. Investment is a juvenile. Performance and non performance are part of his daily life. I plead your consideration to give more time to show the real performance. It’s too early to syphon off the meagre amount that you have seen. I am sure my client will perform better and produce sustainable profit in the years to come.
The Chair: Silence please. After hearing both arguments, I would like to quote these two judgements which stood the test of times and wisdom. These two infographics be used as benchmarks to determine the quality of wealth creation vested in Mr. Investment. It is to be noted, the time that has to be given for “Too True To Believe” performance is key. It has been proven beyond doubt that holding it longer with volatile profits and losses turns out to be more fruitful than constant tinkering.

My Sons Investment since 2011
My TaMo Investment

Both case studies are my own. My Skin in the Game stand.

If I have to summarise, Stay As Long As Possible, without losing the practice of fiscal prudence.

Wealth is a wonderful creation of slow-burning savings.

Saving is like a seed. When we plant a seed under the soil, it feels dirty, soggy, dark and smelly. Then, slowly the magical life takes birth. Small and tender roots and leaves gives the trunk the strength to grow bigger. That fruit bearing, shade providing tree is actually created by that small seed.

These are my dispositions. I am here to help you see a different perspective. Every is view is correct, second opinion gives you a better logical conclusion.

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Entrepreneurship Is Blooming Possibilities For Others

We are just 2 days away from another Financial Year. One of the most difficult FYs I have faced in my life. Hope of a better future was the only candle we kept lit all these 12 months. When I look back, I can see pain and strain in every sector. Adjusting to losses and standing up against invisible threats has made us stronger than ever.

Thence I thought about penning my observations. My experiences of running a company. How my team weathered the storm and made it to the top list. Lot has been done, lot need to be done too.

Entrepreneurship is not a single action an individual has to perform deliberately. It is often the impact of doing small things right from the beginning and joining them together to create a new one to everyone’s advantage.

Entrepreneurship

Willingness to work on an impossible idea is the first step. Most of the time vision looks unrealistic because visionaries are not accepted at face value. The perspective of end result is like a never ending tunnel. One’s tenacity to believe that the end is going to be good is the second step.

An idea becomes obsolete the moment you share that with your team. That means, “The Idea” needs to have a new life and energy from every member of the team. Technically the team tends and blossoms it for the mass. This collective effort makes every entrepreneurial venture a success.

One of the reasons for many start-up’s fail,, is not because the idea was outdated, but mostly because of the teams’ “Salaried Class Mindset”. The concept of 500% output does not exist with young generations. Millennials or Gen – Y workforce are the most difficult ones to comprehend this fact.

“I wont take the oars of a fellow oarsman, that is not my job”. Not stepping in for a missing colleague or supporting the one with lesser acumen to maintain the buoyancy of the ship is something that makes the ship sink. Here I found Gen -X is much better than Gen – Y. Unfortunately the X’s are outnumbered by the Y’s and always at loggerheads with the old-fashioned practices.

Few things that I am planning to implement in my business is to break down the 12 months from April to 52 weeks.
Weekly Performance to be mapped to Monthly Targets.
Monthly Performance to be clubbed to Quarterly Targets.
Corrective measures to be taken at the end of every quarter, a failure here accumulates to a disaster midway through the year. By all means let us avoid a situation of systemic failure. Make every week be a building block for every month end.

“#LetsMakeWealthTogether, Health and Happiness will Follow”. This is what I wish to practice going forward.
I often tell every investor to be patient. Target bigger goals. Make every second and penny count for you. Use the bridge that we have built together to its true potential.

Lets Make Wealth Together!


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Postponing Your Goals is Pushing the Inevitable Forward.

Kal Karenge! (I will do it tomorrow)
Agle Mahine Se Chalu Kartha huin! (I will start next month)
Maybe next year when I get my increments or DA!
I am thinking about it. I need more time to learn all these at first.

These are the usual affirmations people make to my following question
When are you starting your wealth creation investments?

During my last trip to Pune, I came across some amazing psychological barricades that prospective investors and portfolio holders keep as a ring around them. Most of these are my observations collected over animated conversations.

My reply was this: “If you push back your financial and personal goals, you are technically not doing that. You are pushing them forward. Today it is a molehill, tomorrow it will be an uphill task. An easy-peasy one now requires a JCB to flatten it”.

In this write-up I will try and explain how to realise this fact and avoid neglecting actionable insights.

I am going to compartmentalise our decision-making ability into 4 sections. These phases connect with all eligible individual investors.

Spark Phase
One of the greatest triggers to start wealth planning often occurs when we realise the “missed opportunity” to invest wisely.

That trigger is like 3 sides of a coin. Yes, 3 Sides. Head, Tail, and the Rim.

They represent Investing, Being Wise, and Rolling. The first two parts, the head, and the tail have lots of inertia. If you set them in motion, they can spin, roll and dance but not without the assistance of the most neglected rim.

Never let that spark in your heart hide from inaction. Share them with your partner, mentor, and advisor. Give your life a chance to roll with your dreams and aspirations. Never hesitate to take that First Step. Trust me, you can leap over this and much bigger hurdles.

Taking stock of the matters that are popping up in the head is as important as putting them on a course to redemption.

Honeymoon Phase
Dreams are your ornaments. Struggles are the luggage you carry. Your journey is always on price points, we call them NAV and CMP. An ambitious investor can relate to this much better than anyone else.

Like in real life, we encounter lots of beautiful moments when we start our earning life. Not getting carried away with momentary happiness is the key here. Sometimes this glittery ambiance can be very damaging. When we start our earnings, lifestyle changes and we push important matters to tomorrow or just press Ctrl+Alt+Del.

Remember, Tomorrow Never Comes, and Today Remains Forever. Like the very First Today when you thought to do everything tomorrow, you are still standing on the same empty threshold without moving even one block forward.

Don’t push the inevitable forward and make them, even more, harder for you. Just do it, one step at a time.

Commitment Phase
“Yes, I will invest for the next 15 years. I am seriously a long-term player”. How nice and soothing they are to everyone’s ears.

Most of the time unexpected troubles, emergencies, and some mismanagement often cause great setbacks.

Our commitment suddenly looks not honorable. We default, we hide from reality and we cut corners to meet “expectations” of others and fake societal obligations.

Almost every week I find an investor messing with his investment strategy due to this pressure.

Most of the time this happens because of the lack of replanning and reassessment of Income, Risk, and Return.

Sometimes a simple rebalancing of your lifestyle and disposable assets can lead to greater happiness. You just have to be trusting enough to take that call.

Iconic Taj Hotel, Symbol of Pride, Pain and Power

Heartbreak Phase
Height of expectations often makes the breaking point come to us faster than anticipated. Well, if there is an ounce of romanticism still flowing inside you, then this phase is more relatable. It’s a cold and bleeding one.

On average everyone goes through this in both our lives, emotionally and economically. Let me handle the latter one now.

The present situation in our investment portfolios is a classic example. Nifty 50 Index touched 18604 and now it is at 17069.

I was not euphoric at the peak, and nor am I now at a lower valuation. Everything is an opportunity.

What could have been done?

What happens to my invested amount?

Every time I listen to concerns of Investments and it’s depleting valuations, I remember about Ice cube and water.

We are all created in two states. Solid and Liquid States. A Solid-state is like an ice cube and the other is water.

When you are in the first state of affairs, you are rigid, uncompromising, cold-blooded, and unaccommodating. At times it’s necessary, but it can also become your arch enemy.

While you are in the second state, you are very accommodating and agile just like fluid. At times it’s necessary but it can also be your undoing.

The bottom line is, Stop Pushing Your Troubles Forward. Stand up and accommodate problems that are walking into your life. Take them head-on and make your road ahead smoother and jovial.

Happy Investing.

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Thanks Giving is the Longest Journey – A Receiver to A Giver.

God must be seriously busy today. The whole of Europe is giving thanks to Him for being with them. Billion dollar question is how?

At a very young age we were taught to Give more and expect to Receive less. My Amma was a proponent of philanthropy. She had lot of things to give away to the needy in and around her family.

Christina John, My Amma.

She was a legend when it came to spending time with relatives. Before I go off the track, let me get back to the subject in hand.

Thanks Giving is supposed to be more than just Roasted Turkey, Wine and Family get-together. It’s time to redefine who should be thanked and for what ?

All I want now in my life is to have a huge debit side than a credit side. Give more and receive less. Take no credit, give it all up for the people around me. Square off everything that I owe to people.

Make generosity and philanthropy as my synonyms. Work hard to make others life better. Push up more people to better places from their present pedestal. Make every cynicism and critisism as a compliment move a forward. Never stop, never wilt, never buckle, never implode.

I am thankful to a host of people and things around. Apart from this ‘grace’ we say everyday at the dining table, I have a lot to thank for what I have.

Thank you God for the food before us.

Thank you God for the family besides us.

Thank you God for the shelter around us.

Thank you God for the love between us.

To all those teachers who stood tirelessly in the classroom teaching me.

To all the clients and their 2nd and 3rd generation ones who trusted me with their money.

To all those who loved me unconditionally and to those who hated me for lot of reasons.

To my business partner and all the associates who stood by me in thick and thin.

To all the colourful pens and gadgets which always functioned when I needed them the most .

To my intuitions and hunches which always came from nowhere to help me stand tall amidst the equals.

Last but not the least, to all those beautiful people who came into my life and made a huge difference.

Signing off with a gratitude overflowing heart.

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“Muhurat Trading” – The First Step Is The Most Important One.

Samvat 2076 to Samvat 2077- What significant change came in your life?

Muhurat means – an auspicious time for an “enterprise to begin”.
Enterprise means – “a project or undertaking”, especially a bold or complex one.

Happy Deepawali

In simple language it is a personal event or a promise you make to yourself to start something anew or give a boost to the one you already started in the yesteryears.

Unfortunately, what I have seen is, like the Independence Day and Children’s Day, Muhurat Trading and Dhanteras loses its sheen in about 7 days from now.

“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it in to practice” so said Anton Chekhov.

If you start something today, make it a point that you have the guts to carry it all along in bad times as well as in good times. Be it Wealth, Health or Happiness, you have to be with it all the times.

Invest your time and attitude in all. Don’t expect anything to be served on a platter.
An “X” Company’s Share or Mutual Funds you took today should not become a pain in the coming days forcing you to change to “Y”. A Good Start is Half Done, so goes the saying.

Be mindful of the decisions you make today. Let there be no regrets tomorrow.

One of the Sadhguru’s quotes is very relevant here:
“Discipline does not mean control. Discipline means, having the sense to do exactly what is needed”
Basically, you cannot control these:
1. Interest Fluctuations
2. NAV and Price of Shares
3. GDP and Economy
4. Politics and Act of God
5. Emotions and Comments

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Sense of doing these right things are in your control.
1. Not taking all emotions and comments of others seriously.
2. Politicians and God have a mind of their own, leave it to them to do the right for you when they feel it is the right time.
3. Be Local and Vocal so the economy and GDP grows for you.
4. Leave NAV to Fund managers and Share Price to intra-day traders. You think about only the value.
5. You are not the RBI Governor or Economic advisor. No one stopped you from looking for better opportunities.

End of the day, make Muhurat be the one that starts a journey of wealth, health and happiness creation and not the end of it.

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10 Signs That “You Are Not Enjoying The Journey Of Investing”

1. “Mutual Funds are Subject to Market Risk, Read the Offer Documents Carefully”…..and you believed it without reading or talking to a Financial Advisor. How naive?

2. Best funds from Google I selected. All Goes Up together and at times All Falls Down.

3. Every morning you check NAV forgetting to enjoy your tea, biscuits and newspaper. You should instead be doing that once in 15 days or a month.

“t” is the time you spend with your Financial Advisor and Funds

4. Asking your friends and neighbours, “Did your investments grow?”

5. Your investments show 15% CAGR, still thinking about “More” without learning to manage.

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6. Your Mutual Funds have all sector funds and mostly in loss or just breaking even.

7. You have 5 Mutual Funds Apps and 3 News Apps to monitor your Investments.

8. You talk to AMC customer care & Bank clerks to find out what’s going on and what should be done now.

Serving the Nation with Pride.

9. You get panic attacks on expense ratios and Demat Account charges.

10. Your short term is 30 days instead of 3 years. Your long term is 12 months instead of 10 years.

Bottom Line is, you expect your funds to grow in a bearish market as well as in bullish one, when you are with an advisor. However you do not question the AMC CC or the clerks because you know that they don’t treat you the way an advisor do.

#WhimperingsOfaSteppingStone
Investing in Mutual Funds are Wealth Creation and not to be considered as Savings. Hence stop expecting circus.

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It’s Never Too Late, But Sometimes It Is…

I need to get out of my procrastination.” She said in between our animated conversation. I may have missed next couple of sentences owing to a pop-up in my head.

“Chekka, you are epitome of procrastination.” My better half has bitterly blurted out many a times. I always looked at her with a blank straight face whenever that was shot at me.

If your “savings” are enough to help you maintain your lifestyle going forward, you are not late.

If your “salary” is sufficient enough to enhance your life according to the unfolding circumstances, you are not late.

If your “pension” is perfect and retirement corpus is adequate, you are not late.

If your “other income” has a steady flow, you are not late.

If your “protection” is equal to the worth of your life for near and dear, you are not late.

Retirement Kitty for aged 35.

You can delay all investment decisions you probably should have taken, if all the above are as per your standards.

There are 3 simple stages of investing.

Joy of planning.

Joy of investing.

Joy of returns.

Remember, “A strong basket is more important than the fragile eggs you wish to carry.” Because you wouldn’t know which egg would hatch a hen.

Don’t think about that hen who laid golden eggs. It never happened. Our refrigerators and nearby chicken shops are examples of that.

In a span of 10 months, we have seen everything. Height of euphoria to depth of devastation and a ray of hope of recovery.

Long term investors enjoyed the circus played out by short term investors. One accumulated wealth and the other still searching for meaning and suitable situations to “Buy Low and Sell High.”

Start Investing. Under the guidance, you will grow better. Still thinking about managing your own investment portfolio?

Talk to me if you don’t find tail wind. I am always here.

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Unlearn Before Its Too late

This interesting picture was shared by my classmate Annie Rogy, asking for befitting thoughts about the sculpture and its unknown creator. Its just that I was there on WhatsApp adding more screen time to my kitty, I thought to pen what I felt spontaneously.

https://m.facebook.com/2343562585927369/photos/a.2348262795457348/2799908110292812/?type=3&source=44

When we are young, our inquisitiveness leads us to acquire knowledge in abundance. It flows in to us with brute force sculpturing us in to exciting human beings. Life is blooming.

As middle age walks in, most of us gain, lot of extra new age fat called arrogance and attitude. This not only makes us dark and sulky, but also nourishes the demon within. By the time we regain our consciousness from the trance we are in, we have lost considerable amount of time to our alter ego. Life is inflated.

Then comes the age of the wisdom, where we unlearn, undo and unclutter by chiseling our own extra weight. Life is lighter.

We all have to shed what we have accumulated as part of wants. Need will remain so will the life…

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Weekend Trekking Trails

Immersing myself in nature has rewarded me immensely.

On a mission

A week of dwelling in a clutter of computers, CRM’s and data crunching actually clogs the cells inside me. Then comes weekend to unwind all that amidst long grasses, puddles, dust, rocks and trekking trails.

They have often infused fresh enthusiasm in me to be a better version than the one yesterday.

What happens to me on a mountain trip is pretty hard to explain.

Every step I take to climb up reminds me of the path I crossed.

Every thought that crosses my mind reminds me of my team and their prayers for me.

Every breathless moment I face reminds me of the struggle that everyone goes through silently.

Every cautious step I take while climbing down reminds me of my profession as a Financial Advisor.

Every drop of water I drink panting reminds me of home and the walls of safety.

The Rock which held my love for a while
The Grass and Me are all same
V for Value

Picture courtesy Leena Mathew…….and she named it Chekkan’s Photoshoot.

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PAY CUTS AND ABUSIVE PARENTS: WHAT TEACHERS FACE DURING LOCKDOWN — A.L. Ashkenaz

Teachers, Students, Parents and everything in between. While reading this article about the online class explosion and an implosion of leftist ideology. I remembered an incident which took the whole of India by storm about 4 decades back to sit back and think. The infamous Anti-computer protests of 80’s.

This article is originally published by AL Ashkenaz.

Digitising an entire school was always going to be a daunting task. But for the 1.5 million schools in India, many of whom still operated on paper primarily, this task felt herculean. Many schools, especially in villages, had no online payment facilities and conducted most of its curriculum with pen and paper. The story of […]

PAY CUTS AND ABUSIVE PARENTS: WHAT TEACHERS FACE DURING LOCKDOWN — A.L. Ashkenaz
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Are you God Enough?

All Saints Day comes with mixed feelings from my childhood, adulthood and times of midlife crisis. When I write something outrageous, my journalist son quips “Papa, Are you going through a midlife crisis?”

Picture from Percy Vowles

Well, I am not. Its just that, I am more independent in my thoughts than I used to be a decade back. Today when I received the picture above, my mind flooded with thoughts of the changes that I prefer to see around me. Falsehood of humans and their societal presentation of being good.

“I said: You are Gods.” (Psalm 82:6) If we are living example of God according to the scriptures, then why are we not Godly? We seems to have forgotten the value of being righteous. Possession and craving for more materials have driven us to the edge of no return. I wasn’t any different.

Emphatically we are taught “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” I wonder, if along with this, we were taught the need to be generous human beings than materialistic ones, half the problems of the world would have been negated.

We need to have clean thoughts like a clear windshield. Path ahead then, would be visible with clarity.

Keep a watch on the rearview mirror. Making sure none is left behind.

Keep stock of the knowledge of a spare tire and tow cables, which could be handy in emergencies.

These simple practices can manifest God in us. The collective aura we generate can light up the world.

Unfortunately we are running for nirvana in religion ignoring the religion of humanity.

I always felt that religion is the only business to which we prostrate without questioning it’s logic and authority.

#AllSaintsDay

#WhimperingsOfaSteppingStone

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Under Investing, An Acrimonious Action To Your Own Aspirations.

Over the years I have met thousands of people who wanted to invest big and small. The spark & glow that falls between the conversations is worth the time I spent with them talking about wealth creation.

15 hrs a day practice for 1.5 hrs of play, that is football.

After a while, I realised that some people choose to grossly under invest. Most of the time, this fact surfaces after about 12 to 18 months of being my esteemed investor.

Today I will keep the subject to “Under Investing” or “Below Par Wealth Building Practices” by investors. I shall pen my thoughts and observations on “Over Investing” on another sunny day.

From the day one of my Wealth Building Advisory Journey, I have kept one thing very consistent. Invest according to your capacity. A Rs. 1000 from a blue collar employee is equal to the Rs. 1, 00, 000,  I solicit from a white collar one. If the advisor is unbiased, the growth remains same in percentile terms. Asset allocation based risk and its reward could be the only differentiator between them.

On a level playing field, when I make that small difference in someone’s small earnings in life, it is often more satisfying to my soul than creating wealth for a wealthy person.

“Investment has to be a joyful affair”, I firmly believe in that.

Few things emerge from both types of Investors. Most of them only invested 20% of the investable surplus. What went wrong? Why did they under invest? Was it the quantifiable knowledge of the advisor or was it the technical and further more confusing jargons I used while communicating to them. Was it the fear of economy and stock market? Was it just plain cautious move due to past experience or hearsay?

It is often a combination of lots of factors.

Most of the time my understanding of the client with Ms Roma’s inputs and NJ’s CRM analytics throws up a gross under investing by the individuals. When we reason with them regarding the potential mismanagement of personal assets allocation, we get to hear these common dialects.

“I have lost so much hence I am scared”. “I cannot understand this one week of positive returns and next week it starts giving negative returns”. “Internet is filled with plenty of confusing stories, I fail to understand them”. “When I buy, immediately it goes down in valuations and when I sell, it shoots through the roof making me feel like an unlucky one”.

8/10 times I guide my clients out of the negative conversation. Still every single day I fear of losing one to the negative trend which unfortunately looms large over us.

I can relate investing to 2 different kinds of actions. I personally enjoy both of them. One is painting and the other one is mountaineering. It’s not traversing in a straight line, neither it is one technique fits all.

Under investing can be  very dangerous to the wealth creation even in short term. This is more riskier than the warnings you read about Mutual Funds and Stock Market.

The damage of improper investing can be best explained in logic and numbers.

25 years old Arun and Anagha earns salary of Rs. 15000. Starts SIP in Mutual Funds for 20 Years.

Her Investments 40% [Rs. 6000]
His Investments 20% [Rs. 3000]

25 years old Salvadore and Phinnaeus earns salary of Rs. 45000. Starts SIP in Mutual Funds for 20 Years.

Salvadore’s Investments 40% [Rs. 18000]
Phinnaeus’ Investments 20% [Rs. 9000]

Only Anagha and Salvadore can actually think about retiring at 45. Financial Freedom!!

This is applicable to every person with an income. The pictures above speak volumes of investing and under investing. Apart from the concerns that I mentioned earlier personal habit such has spending, show-offs and unfortunate liabilities are major reasons for under investing.

How do we overcome this?

1. Fiscal Prudence is one method. It’s nothing but “Save First, Spend Later”. I don’t think this is difficult to understand. Right?

2. Tie Up Loose Ends. Rework on your necessary expenditure and slowly but steadily do away with unnecessary ones. This is not easy; it’s indeed a tough task.

I have failed many times, you too will, probably, in all likelihood.

All said and done Under Investing is An Unfriendly Action To Your Own Aspirations. Stick to the basic principles of investing and asset allocation.

Perform Risk-Reward ratio based rebalancing and periodic reviews. Most importantly be with your Financial Advisor at all seasons.

Warm Regards

Antony Trackfinder

Founder & CMD

Trackfinder Financial Consultancy +919969828224, +919869927212.

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The Bulls of the Dalal Street have succumbed to the Bears

My dear Investor,

Last 24 hours all of us shared one simple yet powerful statement on all media available to us. “Let’s celebrate victory of good against evil.”

What transpired today is just the opposite.

The Bulls of the Dalal Street have succumbed to the Bear’s powerful onslaught. The people who lost their valuations to today’s carnage will be wondering about the futility of the festival greetings which is nothing but the magnificence of a paper town.

Being Greedy is an art very few understands

It’s very easy to quote Investing Philosopher Warren Buffett over coffee or a beer mugs. Then practicing the same is a huge task considering we have a volatile heart.  

Nifty & Sensex are down by 1.3%. Millions of rupees worth valuations have vanished. This was probably in the making. Economic activity and corporate earnings does not look good. Running Pharma and IT cannot stand up and speak for India without healthy participation of other sectors.

Pic Courtesy NSE.com
Pic Courtesy BSE.com

I am not an economist neither an astrologist. But my intuitions get stronger by every passing day.

Today’s fall of the broader market is triggered by Reliance Industry which cracked over 3.9%.

Guys Take a break and wait for better opportunity.

Pic Courtesy Bloomberg

 Action & Reaction

Tomorrow, 27 Oct 2020, is “One of Those Days” you must take “Some Time” to analyse the change happened in your Investments from 23 Oct 2020 closing. You will understand why I insisted on moving your Investments in Mutual Funds to MARS and hold cash in Stock Market.

MARS stands for Mutual Fund Automated Rebalancing System. Cash stands for opportunistic entry in to the Stock Market.

Most important factor in this kind of a portfolio management is to learn what rebalancing means?

Facts Informed.

If you are not “Balanced” then you cannot “Rebalance”.

Asset Allocation is the key. This is No Circus. Stay Calm, Stay Invested. Maintain Balance.

Don’t under invest, that amounts to negative valuations.

Pointers for You

1. Increase SIP to your maximum capacity.

2. Invest Lump Sum now in MARS Aggressive Portfolio.

3. Learn to book Profit and Loss in Stock Market.

4. Learn holistic wealth creation.

5. Talk to Roma.

Warm Regards

Antony Trackfinder

Founder & CMD

Trackfinder Financial Consultancy +919969828224, +919869927212.

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Legacy, Bestowing Prosperity To The Next Generation.

Happy Dussehra to you and your beloved family,

Navratri Festival: Day 9 – Ram Navami – Purple

Let me share a small true story:

In 2013 she was my staff for a short while, a single parent with huge responsibility on her shoulder. Yesterday (24-Oct-20) I met her and family. It was a panic call. I couldn’t sense what was in store for me.

She lost her father to a cardiac arrest because Jaipurwala Phuphaji took away the land which was rightfully her father’s.

Death benefit of 18 Lakhs was lost in a property deal because her Mother trusted a friend “who was always there in their crisis”.     

Lost 5 Lakhs to Pearl Investment Co.

A relative who happened to be a Mutual Funds Advisor does not manage portfolio well.

I was frozen after 4 hours long meeting. I needed couple of drinks to rest at night.

What happened with her was exactly what I had been warning you in the past 8 days.

That is reality, painful one at that. “We would have been better off, had I been with your firm for the last lost 7 years” she said, struggling to hold her tears back.

Legacy is one that I wish to address today. May be I learnt this at a very young age.  

“Your family legacy is determined by the actions that you take today”. John Di Lemme.

“Legacy is not what I did for myself. It’s what I’m doing for the next generation.” Vitor Belfort

 L1: Create your succession plan.

L2: Create a proper will.

L3: Buy proper life and health insurance cover.

L4: Think about grand children and their future.

L5: Wealthy people must register a Trust in their name to help the underprivileged.

Plan all forms of Investments with an eye on the future. When you look at big business houses around you, dream and have that Déjà Vu goose bumps.

A Promise you can make

Don’t you worry, what you have planted today will grow to become a big tree tomorrow providing shade to lots of people.

Teach your next generation about the need to give it back to the society. What you couldn’t do in your life time, make the next do with a vision.

I want my life, thoughts and vision to go on, even when I am gone.  I want those who outlive me to extend my life, not just to remember it.

लोका: समस्ता: सुखिनो भवन्तु (May the whole world live in happiness) because you took the first step, now it will go on and on.

I will end my Navratri Puja writing with a quote from an Iranian-American Mr. Farshad Asl.

“Everyone leaves behind a legacy of some kind, but those who approach living with a ‘No Excuses’ mindset leave a legacy of value.”

Warm Regards

Antony Trackfinder

Founder & CMD

Trackfinder Financial Consultancy +919969828224, +919869927212.

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Mistakes, Forgive and Move on to More Peaceful Ones

Good day Everyone,

Navratri Festival: Day 8 – Ashtami – Peacock Green

To Err Is Human.

Mistakes happen all the time. In our life, education, character, career, relationships and wealth we do mistakes with absolute disregard. Neither they are Peacock nor Green.

Mistakes never bothered me, but late realisation did. Not working on my intuition did. Not understanding hidden agenda of others did. At times people asked me to apologise, unapologetically I refused to apologise. Another time, when it wasn’t mine, still apologized and held everything together.

All the mistakes we do as investors, is the one that I wish to address. I have made them, that is why I am not in the Forbes list of wealthy people. You can reach there, if you are determined to.

You too have done it.

Good news is “We will Continue to Do it”, let’s face it.

“My Mistakes as well as Yours” is a never ending subject.

M1- Late Start

“I will start after some time”. Unfortunately this “some time” ends after 5 years of your earnings or in your early 30’s. An Investment of 15000 SIP in 2012 was good enough to create Rs. 3 Crore by 2035. Today you need Rs. 45000 SIP to reach the same amount same year. Loss of 8 years costs dearly.

M2 – My Parents did something for me.

Whose money is it anyway?

Siblings and parents are there to guide you, but taking charge of the money is your job. A professional who cannot be questioned is called “a relative”. Hence you could be jeopardising the holistic investment methods.

M3 – Too much of One thing gets you Nothing.

Holding multiple LIC policies for no reason. All savings in PF without understanding inflation. Gold is best, when you sell the depreciation is 20%. Cryptocurrency is future; legally investing in this is an offence. FD is safe, what you get is peanuts.

Actually your fall is written on the wall. Correct your course to better destinations before you sink to the bottom.

M4 – Who is my Advisor?

A clerk at the bank counter or a part time advisor is not contemporary. They give you what they are being told to by their seniors. No product knowledge or your goals they address.

This is like Frogs in the well. The world outside is much bigger and better.

M5 – You don’t like Me/Him/Her.

If it is painful, please, call off the relationship. It’s best for mutual benefits. Honey, it’s Your Money.

Find a better one and set the rules the way you want. Never compromise your comfort. You don’t like Antony, please move on. I won’t feel bad, instead I am learning about my mistakes with your help.

M6 – Rat Race

Depth of your pocket is known to you. Your friends or relatives pocket may not be the same. So, do what you can, not what others are doing. You are compromising your integrity due to ego.

“If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need” Warren Buffet.

M7 – Tips and Social Media

90% of the investment gets damaged or underperform due to your running for Freebies. This is cliché.

Why you want to make me rich over night?

Why aren’t you becoming one?

Two important questions which we refuse to ask. Common, be practical. No Prince is coming riding on horse. No treasure is waiting in a penny stock.

You have to move away from the regret and resentment of the mistakes that happened. There is a brighter tomorrow waiting for all of us. Learn today, to be prepared for tomorrow. Get rid of unwanted people and attachments in life. You should not spare me too.

One thing that I learned in my journey is to move on without hating anyone.  We correct all the mistakes but fill our heart with unreasonable greed, larger than life ego and cold blooded hatred.  What purpose would it do, if your inner self is still under the dark spell of negative energy?

Warm Regards

Antony Trackfinder

Founder & CMD

Trackfinder Financial Consultancy +919969828224, +919869927212.

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Stock Market, at Times it’s Dark and Black but Brighter at End.

To My Beloved Trackfinder Patrons,

Navratri Festival: Day 7 – Mahasaptami – Green

Greetings to you from all of us,

If I have to correlate the topic at hand with something that is from nature, then I would do it with, “those darkest clouds hiding some terrifying thunder and petrifying lightening”. That is what Stock Market is. However, do not forget the rain that pours soon after the show of the sky.  After the showers, you get to see Green Fields and Meadows resulting in replenished food stores and hearts. So will the Stocks be.

I do not wish to share technical’s here, instead some plain hard-hitting talks.

As an Investor our dilemma is, “when to enter and when to exit”. Stock Market movements are broadly classified in three categories: Bullish, Sideways or Bearish. It was, It is and It will be difficult for all of us, period.

Your Ego, Attitude and Knowledge determines, how you discuss, delete or dissect what’s important to you.

I walked into this maze of Graphs, Candles, Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit, Short Selling, F&O, Tips, Long Term, Short Term and IPO in the year 2004 as part of IndiaBulls Team. I have seen people making money, incurring losses and getting stuck with companies unable to do anything. I have been there done that.

Apart from the blinking red, green and blue colours, trading bolts have plenty of hidden shades which have the ability to give you immense pleasure and excruciating pain. It has all the predatory qualities of a chameleon.

Time in the market is the only key, not timing. Nonetheless, timing is possible for those who have the temperament and patience.

If you start believing that Intra-day trading is the way to become rich, please spend the weekend searching for people who became one.

Between the ages of 11 to 65 Warren Buffett was a nobody and then we came to know that he is super rich. Yes, we missed the “Actual Journey” and started talking about his now famous riches.

A broker who travels by local train and earns ₹15K salary gives you tips about making you the next Ambani, I am not sure who is actually serious about the money here.

No free lunch in stock market. Holding Quality in Quantity gives you Dividends over above its Appreciation. So target min 5000 shares to start a sustainable portfolio with professional help, definitely not those Social Media Kings of Intra-day Futures and Options but the one that talks about Long Term Holding.

Buy when the same stocks falls again and again and again.

Again and again and again……….. Its boring though

Stock Market is your Knight in Shining Armour. You won’t realise this until you experience it. Stick to 10 companies for Long Term and keep 5 for short term. In real terms you cannot handle more than that.

Bottom Line:

If you think that “I Can Beat the Market” then you are living in fool’s paradise.

If you think that “I will buy low and sell high”, story remains same.

If you think that “I Know Everything”, take my words, you know nothing.

Pray to God to give you blessings to fulfil your needs. Nothing more.

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Return on Wealth, a Performance You Must Monitor.

Hi all beautiful and blessed people,

Navratri Festival: Day 6 – Sashti – Yellow

Greetings to you on Mahasasthi,

Day of the Yellow, one that reminds me of the Yellow Metal aka Gold, be it ETF, Bars or Jewelry, is closer to every Indian since ages. Displaying Gold has huge significance to our mind in terms of value of the person showing off.

If wealth is valuable, how do we measure the value of wealth we have accumulated?

Risk is Rewarding

We often come across monikers like ROI, YTM, Mark to Market, High Net Worth, Capital Gain/Loss, Indexation, Inflationary Cost and Taxation. All these are related to “Your Wealth’s Appreciation or its Depreciation”. Now you need to ask these questions.

1. What is my net worth?

2. How do I calculate my real wealth?

3. How will I monitor what is pulling down my growth?

Previous 5 write ups were all about creating wealth; today we will address what makes wealth float above the water and shine like Yellow.

Law of Averages is the most important factor. Which means if you make equal investment in 5 products, then what will be your collective return?

FD – 5.5% , PF – 6.9%, LIC – 4%, Saving Account – 2%  and Mutual Funds – 15%.

Your Average Return is = 6.68%

Your Post Tax Real Return is = 4.6%

If you deduct the 5% Inflation then you will end up in negative.

For Tomorrow

Monetary Policy of RBI and Indian Economy has huge impacts on the Guaranteed Return we earn. Hence that is not in our control. To negate this very low return on your parked amount, you must take professional help.

It is advisable to use an excel sheet to put all your data and find out what is happening to your hard earned money?

This exercise is more than what we all think. It will be an eye opener for you. If you put your Loans, Term Plan and Mediclaim expenses also in to this chart, you will immediately become very serious about the Process of Wealth Building and also become mindful about the Actual Growth of your Wealth.

Bottom Line:

Mutual Investments are Subject to Market Risk.

FD, Post Office & PF are Subject to Interest Rate Risk.

Wealth is Subject to Ignorance Risk.

On the lighter note, the first two I can manage, the last one you have to.

Now get down to jotting all the data you have and send me to look at what is your real growth. Wherever you find the ROI is not as per your expectation, let’s rework on them to enhance its performance.

“Price is what you Pay, Value is what you get”. That is what the Wealthiest Man on Earth said.

Warm Regards

Antony Trackfinder

Founder & CMD

Trackfinder Financial Consultancy +919969828224, +919869927212.

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Insurance, an Expression of Love in Paper Format.

Today I will start with a small real-life story that touched me so much, painfully though. (This was a write-up I made for Navratri Festival.)

She is “M”; married with two sons and was working for the retired personnel of the Armed Forces. I proudly manage her Investment Portfolio.
Me: “Want to meet you, Ma’am”
“M”: “Come over at 12:45hrs, I will wait for you”

The moment I walk inside her office, “M” will open her bag to pull out her lunch box. Without using a buzzer, her staff walks in with cutlery for two people. She shares lunch with so much love and affection. Next 1 hour we engage ourselves in animated talks about life, kids, and our work. Last 5 min, I do the work for which I have come to meet her.

This ritual happens every time I meet her. On 28 May 2020 “M” left everyone for her eternal abode. When I got the call at 4 am informing the Devil Covid19 had taken her away, I was devastated, frozen, and felt amputated.

She left a lot of things unfinished. One of them was Rs. 2 Crore Home Loan without an Insurance cover. This matter hurt me so much more as an Insurance Advisor. The maximum I could do was get the family an amount of Rs. 3, 00,000/- from the SIP-Insure that I have done for her. It was peanuts in money terms to the mounted debt.

Insurance: Hey, I am that Invisible guard in your family. Make space for me.

What does Insurance mean?
Is it an Income or a Protection? or is it supposed to be best used as Protection against probable Loss of Income?
The purpose of Insurance is lost in translation. The concept of protection takes a back seat. Mostly due to the mindset we have.

Clients (1): I want my whole money back on maturity.
This prompts the Advisor to give you Rs. 5 Lakhs Money Back Insurance Policy at a premium of Rs. 25000/pa instead of Rs. 1 Crore Term Insurance at Rs. 15000/pa

Clients (2): Nothing will happen to me. I work out daily and my company covers me.
This prompts the Advisor to think that “You Know Everything”. So you stay Under-Insured in Life and Health costing dearly when that “Nothing” changes to “Something” unfortunately happens

Clients (3): I will do it next year. I am too young to have insurance. Let me enjoy life now.
This prompts the Advisor to think that “You are Super Rich, Cool, and Well Supported by Family”. Your wealth and health are left unprotected.

Clients (4): Why should I buy Mediclaim Policy for my kids and siblings and parents?
This prompts the Advisor to think that “You don’t care for the family”. Why spoil his relationship with you.

If you are in any one category mentioned above, you need to relook at your attitude toward insurance.
“Insurance is a pure form of love in paper format. By that yardstick, Expression of Love is Protection.*

Insurance: I will be there when you are not around.

Not having adequate insurance either for your life or health is a permanent Code Blue situation. Your Blue sky could turn cloudy and dark. You will lose the power to buy a Garden Vareli Blue sari or your favourite Blue colour SUV in the near future.

The bottom line is “An unprotected wealth is not a healthy wealth plan at all”. Every day is an occasion to plan and pray for Peace and Prosperity and take action accordingly. Yourself with Health Insurance and protect your wealth with Term Plan.

What you see in this pic and how you plan it with us make all the difference.

Warm Regards
Antony Trackfinder
Founder & CMD, Trackfinder Financial Consultancy
+919969828224, +919869927212.

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Asset Allocation, a Universe that You Need to Master.

Navratri Festival Day 4 – Chaturthi – Red
I hope you had an amazing three days of Puja.

On the 4th day of reflection, I am going to talk to you about your assets and its allocation matrix. Like I said in my first write up it is a small universe you can master with practice and patience.

Asset is Time in Solid Form.

Truly so, our parents have done it. Every other person you see across the street is knowingly or unknowingly doing it. It’s just that we do not take a deeper look at it.

From the first bowl of cereals by Mom to Granny’s dining table cutlery arrangements have it. Amma’s kitchen cabinet to our books shelf displays this. From your Newspaper sheet to every denomination of currency in the wallet shows this. Prescription of analgesic Paracetamol to Vitamin B Complex tablets carries this. Our Aircraft Carrier to Patrolling Vessels at sea uses this. Simple Paragliders to Rafael Fighters jets does have this in their wings.

Unfortunately our selective blindness to the obvious around makes learning difficult for us and we end up becoming sitting ducks.

We need to learn, how to act according to the situation rather than react to the situation unfolding in front of us. This is how you will stay ahead of the curve of pain.

By the way, all these gyan does not mean that Antony knows everything, makes no mistakes or he must be doing it day in and day out. So sorry, I must admit that, I do make mistakes. But I correct them faster than many. I fall, but I get up with renewed vigour. I never take Financial Losses to my heart.

All said and done, let’s turn Red Dress day to Red Letter Day of Wealth Management.

Chapter 1 = You should know what is your Return on Investments
Chapter 2 = Tag a Financial Goal to allocated asset/money
Chapter 3 = Restructure/Rebalance in profit and in loss too
Chapter 4 = Never go over weight on one asset class, Nothing permanently stays on the top.

Once you discuss all these 4 chapters with your family and us, you will be equipped with a strategy to allocate money in these broad sections. Contingency Fund, Provident Fund, Long Term Fund, Short Term Fund, Equity Fund and High Risk Fund.

All are not same. You are not supposed to put all eggs in the same basket, so goes the saying.

Happy Investing.

30 years old cannot invest like a 20 years old.
50 years old should not invest like a 40 years old one.
When you cross 60 the whole dynamics change.

Warm Regards
Antony Trackfinder
Founder & CMD
Trackfinder Financial Consultancy

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Risk Is The Ability To Absorb Loss Or Profit

Wish you Navratri Festival Tritiya as bright and pure as White, may Goddess Chandraghanta give you strength to be all that you wanna be.

Day 3 – Tritiya – White

Taking Risk, It is Only for The Brave.

Last two days I wrote about savings and investments. Now time has come to address the most important, more so ever dreadful matter known as risk.

Risk is Not Linear, neither it is intangible. Risk exists all around us without we even being aware of  the magnitude of that unseen force. We realize it only when we are hit by it.

How do we contain risk?

How do we dodge risk?

How do we nullify risk?

You must understand that the destination is not the risk, but the path riddled with hurdles is.

Hold your breath and read the above 65 words again before going further down. Because……….

Risk Is The Ability To Absorb Loss Or Profit With Complete Realisation and Without Changing Who You Are.

Step 1 – Pen down, your personal threshold of “The Loss” you can take in number terms.

Step 2 – Who will support and shoulder “The Loss” in case it happens.

Step 3 – Have you appointed a strategist and tactician to minimize risk?

If you think that Life is a cake walk, try moon walking like MJ. It teaches you  to be patient while taking risk and building wealth and a brand.

To Contain Risk, one has to protect the one exposed to it with adequate structuring. Cement your knowledge, erect the plinth of Insurance, Furnish home with assets and Install an iron grille of Mediclaim protection.

To Dodge Risk, stick with a Financial Advisor and a Wealth Management System which works like a Gyroscope.

To Nullify Risk, keep rebalancing according to the situation to be balanced all the time.

Happy Investing.

Average 20 times of your annual income is supposed to be your minimum Term Plan.

Average 10 Lakhs of Health Insurance for you and all family members is a must have to keep your wealth risk free.

Warm Regards

Antony Trackfinder

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Becoming Atmanirbhar in Personal Finance

Tough times are the best teachers. They push us to be better versions of ourselves, resolve, show courage and practice self-reliance. Often there is a great leap of faith during uncertainty, attempting to control only what we can and focussing on the basics, leaving everything else to fate. The past few months have seen our lives turned upside down. There is social distancing, working for home, learning from home while we fight a faceless pandemic. 

On the financial front too, there is uncertainty and volatility and there is some fear of job losses and/or pay cuts. If you are in business, depending on the nature of the business, you may be facing a huge liquidity crisis, losses, bad debts and so on. Even with all these challenges, we believe times will improve and ‘this too shall pass’. 

There are many lessons we have learnt for life. None so important than the need to be financially secure and settled. One may see this as financially self-reliant, self-dependent or as financial freedom. Whatever colour you may give, there is a clear trend towards being ‘atmanirbhar’ when it comes to your personal finances. In this article, we attempt to chalk a roadmap to aid you in walking this path. 

ASSESSING WHERE YOU ARE

The first step is obviously to have a clear and fair understanding of your present financial situation. The following questions can be of great importance. 

  • What is the present Net worth? Investments, assets and liabilities?
  • What are monthly income and expenses?
  • How adequately are I and my family insured wr.r.t life, health, accidents, etc? 
  • Do I have an adequate emergency fund should I need it? 
  • How am I spending my income; what are the major heads of expenses? 
  • Why is there a gap between the expenses and actual savings? 
  • What is my total asset allocation into equities, debt, physical assets? How are they performing? 
  • What are my financial goals? How have I planned for the same? 
  • What is your credit score? 

Needless to say, these are just the starting questions but still a very good starting point. Ideally tabulating and recording answers to these questions should not take more than a couple of hours. And surely, one must attempt to do this as early as possible.

We would also encourage our readers who are married, to make time to discuss joint goals, issues and concerns with your spouse and even kids. Get everyone on board to understand the challenges and goals you all want to face together as a family. Possibly, your family can be of your greatest strength today. It will also prepare everyone for living within means, anticipating life changes, accepting the challenges, learning to compromise and manage as a team.

FORTIFYING YOUR PRESENT

Procrastinating is not possible now and detrimental to long-term financial health. After you identify the gaps in your personal finances, the next step will be to address them. This is the crisis where we need to get your act together in all aspects of our finances – investment, protection, savings, spendings, goals, etc. Here is what you can do and perhaps many would have already acted on the same…

BEHAVIOURAL CHANGES FOR THE FUTURE

Living within your means:


We can expect a lot of people to severely curtail expenses, especially those which were financed by debt or credit cards. People will use debt only to make investments in things that gain value, such as real estate, a business, or an education. People will also do well to stop using credit cards and use only available cash /bank balance to spend in order to curtail expenditure.  

Tracking your net worth and financial goals:


Assessment of your financial well-being is not a one-time activity but a regular exercise. Check how well you are spending and saving and if you are building on your net worth. Everyone must have their financial goals defined and ensure a regular track of progress.

CONCLUSION

The above are few but crucial steps we believe would go a long way towards achieving financial success. There are many things which must be running your mind. However, unless an honest beginning is made, nothing can be accomplished, however big or small. Most of us would have done introspection on many aspects of their lives, including finances. When experiencing adversity, it’s crucial to accept our flaws, mistakes, and imperfections and then move ahead. However, with love, faith and support of our loved ones, we can move forward with strength, and change any adversity to opportunity. It is an opportunity for you to prove to yourself how strong you really are. As someone rightly said once, “we don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

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Optimism – Opportunity – Openness

This wasn’t a write up or a blog idea. 40% of the content was an answer to one of my client who often believes other Financial Advisor’s and questions my stand and action with regards to Investment decisions taken by me. I am dyslexic, hence I often take the help of Leena for grammatical and wording errors and then I send it to Roma for “Missing Contents of Wealth Management”. She wrote back……

. Thus came the idea of penning it with more data and words in accordance with #WhimperingsOfaSteppingStone.

Underperformance of the Indian Equity Market was one of the best things that most of the retail investors missed. From SENSEX 41900 on 16Jan to 25900 on 23Mar to 34900 today.

Prashat Jain, Madhusudan Kela, Guy Spier, Neeraj Choksi, Nilesh Shah, Balasubramanian, Raamdeo Agarwal and many renowned Think Tank’s requested investors to increase SIP. Not even 1% of the investors actually thought about it.

Some sectors over performed and some not. 135bn people will not stop spending forever. When they start, we will touch Sensex 50000.

I am very sure of that happening sooner than later.

Market Outlook – Very Positive even if Nifty test’s 9750 again.
I will buy, buy and buy because India is Awesome.

Be it India-China or any situation, I remain strong and Patriotic.

Results – Not going to be good and will remain the same till Oct quarter results.
Things will change from Jan 21 and we will most likely feel FOMO.

I am so sorry to say, some people are still waiting to invest more.
Some are expecting Sensex to touch 25K again🤐.
Cheers to them for such optimism, I can’t complain.

The Price was attractive but we failed to see the Value.
Asset Allocation is the key.

Thanks to MARS investors, for your trust in our Portfolio Management and Funds Selection. We are now managing Rs. 5000 Cr and counting with a huge positive uptick vis-à-vis to the benchmark index.

I proposed and picked 11 companies on 24 Mar 2020 for my aggressive Equity Investors.
In that 9 outperformed and 2 performed, that too without doing any Trading and just sticking to Buying.

This is what Me and Roma believe. We practice too.

If you find sarcasm at some places, it’s just a reflection.

Roman Miranda (Sr Manager Investments & Insurance)

Yesudas Antony (CMD, Chief Investment Advisor)


Trackfinder Financial Consultancy

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Oops! I missed it again

There is always an invisible connection between your investments, stock market, and politics. It is not mandatory for every investor to know this link. However, ill-informed emotional decisions can ruin your purported wealth creation. As Investment Bankers, we do not have the luxury to ignore certain coordinates to the destination. The Pessimist may call it a “Final Destination”.

Our destination is all about wealth creation through unbelievable hardships. This article published today in the Times of India business page speaks about what happens to a non-believer of the Indian economy and it vindicates my stand.

End of the day only a few smart investors made the best out of it by investing and enhancing their SIPs in the last 60 days. The rest of the “VERY SMART” investors canceled SIP’s and darr ke mare withdrew investments.

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Mature Indians are on a spending spree. The Buying Power of smartphones above 15,000 range has doubled in the last quarter. Looking at this data tells us that we have the willingness to invest in depreciating assets.

Have you done justice to your wealth creation by increasing your SIP’s along with your new smartphone?

Some “need to” and some “want to” have the latest gadgets coming up in the technological domain. What is actually required varies from person to person. But, a proper retirement planning for the future is a mandatory requirement which most neglect or procrastinate.

It’s never too late to start an investment along with a new phone.

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Manufacturing and Mining are down. When the chips are down, should you run away or invest to reap the benefits? Why as an investor do we overlook economic slowdown as an eroder instead of a wealth builder?

I have always found that most people invest by looking at the past performance and stopping when they see the valuations are going south or are stagnant.

Patience has to prevail over the onslaught of economical upheaval and use that as value addition opportunities.

We have been preaching this and at times requesting you to trust Indian economy and financial setup. But very few heed to my calls.

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After the budget presentation, most of the government has gone cold feet. At one point, we all had a feeling that this government has gone crazy with absolute inaction. This continued till 4th August and on the dawn of 5th Aug, when the Government rewrote history with absolute brute force; sending ripples down the corridors of national and international establishments.

There was a huge patriotism floating around. To everyone’s surprise, the cold feet wasn’t really cold instead it was a warming up. It was a precursor to the warm super charged boxing match. 

Today this article was a surprise amidst a call of the Industry’s captains and stakeholders for a meeting with the finance minister to stimulate limping economy back on a bullet track.

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The week ahead could be a mixed bag. Brace for huge surprises.

Our intuitions say so.

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Yesudas Antony (Chief Investment Advisor) +91 9869927212

Roman Miranda (Senior Manager Business Development) +91 9969828224

Discounts Don’t Last, Lost Opportunity Lasts.

There are two kinds of Discounts I have witnessed in my life.

Most Popular: Amazon, Flipkart, Reliance Trends, & Croma. All of them are with Depressing Depreciating Value.

Least Popular: Nifty 50, Midcap, Sector & Smallcap Funds. All of them are with Amazing Appreciating Value.

They are like Instagram and NAV’s respectively. One is loud and another is quiet.

Volatility is 9th Wonder

Everything is important, I concur with that aspect of life. When you do a Financial Goal Planning with Trackfinder Team, the allocation of money for various asset classes becomes a child’s play.

Mark my words, Inflation, Crude Oil Price, Agnipath, Maha Politics, BJP’s Pol Games, UA-RUS War, Corona and US Recession none of them will last.
The only thing that is going to stay with us is Lost Opportunity.

Every investor knows the Investment Philosophy statements from the Greatest Value Investor, the world has ever seen. Unfortunately, very few follow his words of wisdom.

My fav: “Price is what you pay, Value is what you get.”

When You Invest in Red, You get Green Returns

“If you don’t feel comfortable owning a stock (or Mutual Funds*) for 10 years, you shouldn’t own it for 10 minutes.”

“Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1.

“If the business does well, the stock eventually follows.”
“It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

Some of the thought-provoking statements by Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett.

Practice is key to wealth creation. Stay invested and stay blessed.

Today (23Jun22) Market is down by 17% from its all-time peak. This is an opportunity to make additional purchases in your portfolio after consulting your Wealth Manager.

For recommendations contact us on mumbai@trackfinder.in or +91 99698 28224

Insurance is a subject matter of solicitation, Seriously?

“Insurance is a subject matter of solicitation”: Says IRDA.
Which essentially means that insurance has to be requested or asked for (by an Earning Individual), not sold by an Advisor or Firm.

This is one the reasons that thousands of Indians die without protecting their beloved family with an Adequate Insurance Cover.

This is not just a worry for me as a Financial Advisor, but a serious concern as an Individual.


I want every earning member, family loving person and all careful individuals in India to have an Insurance Cover. It may sound like a pipe-dream, but I am sure that too will happen one day.

Some of the very important questions that I wish to ask the Indian Government and the Insurance Company are:

1. Why Life Insurance is not mandatory?
2. Why insurance companies need to have more than just 2 types of policies, like Term Insurance Plan and Guaranteed Income Plan?
3. Why Insurance is a costly affair?
Today Trackfinder-NJ is organising a free digital learning session today.

**Topic: Term Plan, Your First Insurance Cover in Life

**Date: Today, 18th June @ 18:00Hrs

**Speaker: Mr. Anshuman Mishra, National Manager – ICICI Pru Life Insurance Co Ltd

https://livestream.njgroup.in/event/register.php?id=915&brcode=09270

Points to remember to ask the presenter:

1. Why Term Insurance Plan, Why not Money Back and Endowment?
2. When I am gone, Term Insurance will help, when I am alive what will help me?
3. How much cover I need to have to make sure that my family is protected properly?

Please attend this and take a decision to look after your family with an insurance cover and do a financial planning for future.

Warm Regards
Antony Trackfinder

Thoda sa Philosophy, Economics and Foot Note

Dear Trackfinder Investor,
“The Developing Stories to Follow.”

Thoda sa Philosophy:
Have India and I do fairly well compared to the past?
That is one of the key observations you need to note to be peacefully successful.
As an individual, Financial and Investment Goal Planning is the actual management that you need for knowing the Fixed and Discretionary Spending. “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, likewise, the road to personal wealth creation is through the surgery of unnecessary spending.  

Reaching the Pinnacle is always punishing, palpitating and painful. Then, there isn’t any greater joy than achieving the impossible.

Thoda sa Economic Synopsis.
The market is down by 18% from its peak. According to Prashant Jain, the Market is at a decent price to accumulate your Value Stocks and Mutual Funds at this point in time. 

Indian Rupee’s devaluation against the $ is a temporary blip due to Fed increasing bond yield. However, Fed’s 0.75 bps increase in the benchmark interest rate and another one in next month’s FOMC meet have been gleefully welcomed by the US Markets. Indian Market will also respond correspondingly to that in the days ahead, I believe.

Our PM Modi’s promise of 1 million jobs is huge in number terms.
Armed Forces have launched Agnipath to recruit more youths into the Services.
Our Retail Inflation has eased from 7.79 to 7.04%.
All 3 announcements will force Economists into computing the impact on Roti, Kapada aur Makkan + Digital & Financial Footprints in India.

Extremely low valuations due to the price fall have not dented the value proposition of Indian Mutual Funds and Stocks. Buy is the Call.

Thoda sa Foot Note bhi:
Stay Invested, Stay Focused and Stay Blessed
Trackfinder’s endeavour is to Serve and Service all the investors in times of crisis. My Team will help you. Call and talk to them.

Warm Regards
Antony Trackfinder

Coconut and Currency Conversation

When we are surrounded by nature, the amazing properties that create its beauty are way beyond our comprehension. None teaches you like Flora and Fauna. I love to see things in my own peculiar way. The greatest investment that our ancestors have made for us is the nature that is around us. Unfortunately, that remains the most undervalued one too.
While holidaying in Kerala, I had a chance to visit my relative’s home at Ernakulam. Beautiful home with a small creek passing by. While at their terrace, I noticed this Coconut palm in its fruitful splendor and charm. I felt like she, the tree, has asked me to compare our professions. Mine as Investment Advisor and hers, as a fruit-bearing tree.
It was an interesting conversation and exchange of ideas to stand against all odds to be fruitful.

Flowering Period

Flowering Period
The period of Flowering is akin to the Financial Planning and Goal Setting meetings. Among a few hundred flowers, just about a few get to reach the gestation period. When you start your investment journey, you are often dealt with the “Plenty of Flowers” situation. Remember all won’t fructify, choosing the right one and nursing them will have a fruitful result.

Testing Times

Testing Time
The first 2 years are the most crucial. Like any other newly bloomed tree that faces extreme weather conditions, we face lots of different kinds of weather conditions. In social parlance, they are known as market rumors, negative news on the economy, inflation, FII, DII, and so on. They will test our willpower. Many investors just jump ship without discussions.

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Just About There
In this phase, we all face a challenge. Hold or Sell? Without proper Financial Planning and a Time Horizon, most people end up doing what they perceived as right. Apart from FOMO, there is one more phenomenon, “Whenever I buy it falls further and whenever I sell it starts raising”. These are some of the “thoughts” that plague us throughout our investment journey. Learn to invest and forget it for a specific time period.

Shielding from Loss

Fruits of The Labour
When the time arrives to look at the fruit of the labour, one has to plan for protecting them with all jugaad available at disposal. In the investment arena, we use rebalancing and profit-booking to do so. An investor with adequate debt exposure always awaits an opportunity to invest and take advantage of the given situation. Portfolio management is basically a shield you create for all eventualities with a proper risk-reward matrix.

Signs of Profitability

Signs of Profitability
Traditionally Profit is considered as the absolute growth one witnesses in their capital deployed. Let us understand the disparity here. Profit is not Capital and capital should not be part of the goal. If your Target Goal was Rs. 10 Lakhs, then the amount you invested shouldn’t be part of that goal.
SIP of Rs. 5000 x 12 months at 15% CAGR will take you to the target of 1 Million. If you carefully examine, 50% is your capital and the other 50 is only profit. We need to overcome this dichotomy and plan well. Stay long-term and stay healthy.

Professional Conversation

Flower to the Coir
Journey of a Coconut Palm and us.
The Palm: Your education and overall growth
The flower: That is your very first investment.
Nut to Fruit: Your conviction and time spent
Tender Coconut: Emergency fund
Coconut: Corpus created
Coconut Oil: Long-lasting profit
Coir Fiber: Legacy left for next generation.
Seed: Vision

Happy Investing. Your comments are welcome.

Colours of an Investment Portfolio

“Portfolio is a true representation of your Strength, Weakness, Vision, Hardwork, and Future.”

As a wealth manager, I often face the challenge of creating an investment portfolio within the first 15 min of meeting an investor.
Penning the names of funds and stocks, I often give the impression of a magician pulling out a rabbit from the hat. It is not as simple as eyeballing salt and pepper into a sauteed dish.

Can a newly bought car run without services, replacement of worn-out parts over a long period of time?
The answer is “NO”.
Likewise, your investment vehicle cannot be left out without periodical services, repairs, and replacements.

Broadly, there are only 3 kinds of portfolios in the world. Then there is that 4th category, about which I shall pen at the end.

Investment Risk Allocations are based on Conservative, Moderate, and Aggressive placement of your money in the available vehicles for a better forward movement.
Unfortunately, none fits an individual if selected one with a singular mindset.

Life of an Investor

Who does not like Growth and Profit?
Who does not like Protection and Profit?
Who should take the risk, the Investor or the Financial Advisor?
All the 3 very important questions are often not discussed or believed to be understood without any deliberations.

Without elaborate discussions, goal setting, earning status, liabilities, and aspirations most of the time investors end up in a dilapidated structure compromising everything at hand.
Always remember, the day you “start saving” from your earnings, you are at war with many enemies such as the Economy, Govt and Federal Banks, the Act of God, World Affairs, and Business Models.
Art of Wealth is a painting you wish to create by commissioning an Officer of merit for it, known as a Financial Advisor.

Case-1, Retired Commissioner of Police.
Rs. 40 Lakhs was given to an advisor for investing without discussion but with a warning. My money should be safe at all times.
Result: Conservative Portfolio with 6% taxable CAGR.

Case-2, Business Owner
Rs. 10 Lakhs was given to a broker without discussion but with a statement. I want very good profit from this.
Result: Lost 70% to shady trading and mismanagement.

The birth of a child takes nine months and plenty of beautiful discussions by partners. The result is a healthy and smiling baby. Every portfolio is supposed to be like that. Like I often say, “Investment has to be a joyful affair”.

“Colours of an Investment Portfolio” is a collage of many permutations and combinations. It is not a “One Size Fits All” product. Customisation of your wealth-building process leads to the highest levels of comfort. It has the ability to shut out noise from others. Your focus will become more a need-oriented one than a want based.

Why do you need wealth management? If this question is answered without ambiguity, your financial consultant becomes a friend for life.
People who have the superpower to manage office workload, family commitments, social obligations, and personal wealth management do not require an advisor.
When you start your “I Want to Be a Millionaire” journey, keep these topics at the bottom of your questionnaires.

  1. Taxation on profit
  2. Brokerages and Commissions
  3. Expense Ratio
  4. Annual Charges

Instead of them, you may talk about these while creating your portfolio.

  1. Risk-Reward-Ratio
  2. Balancing and Restructuring
  3. Asset Allocation
  4. Time Horizon
  5. Your Likes and Dislikes
  6. Damage Control Mechanism
  7. Exit Strategy
  8. Communication and Record-Keeping
  9. Responsibility and Liability
  10. Plans to make the advisor a passive family member.

Now let me pen about the 4th category of people. Fence Sitters – who know everything. They always feel like “I got this”. They have impeccable ability to Buy High and Sell Low. They sell in panic and buy at the time of euphoria. These investors hand over Mutual Funds and Stocks to their rightful owners.

Be an investor with absolute clarity. Your planning and my execution are the keys to becoming a Millionaire. A well-designed portfolio will have shock absorbers to counter any unfortunate events.

Warm Regards
Antony Trackfinder
+91 9869927212
Twitter: @yesudasantony

What I analyzed about my life.

I am like a small ship ferrying lots of people with dreams.

Risk management is the ammunition I carry to protect them.

I wont rest until I reach the destination.

My determination is the sail I host.

My investors trust is the fuel and adrenalin I have.

Rough sea does not make me tired.

Predatory sharks and sharp Icebergs wont stop my journey.

If dreams had wings, then you are looking at that one. I am blessed with amazing people around who have become wind under my wings.

My team becomes my strength to fly higher.

With utmost humility, I aspire to be one that left a mark on some people’s life on this beautiful earth.

I started believing in myself to be the advisor of Million Millionaire investors.

My financial independence is a Trackfinder Team self-reliant and sufficient.

My words may have hurt a lot of people, but my actions seldom does.

Being wealthy around like-minded people is what I dream about, not feeling rich.

I pray, I never become a “I, Me, Myself” person.

Highdown Gardens

The Bench, A book and she is reading it to me lying on my lap. The magic of Notting Hill will be created.

This is the place where I first caught my breath on snowdrops. I didn’t know what I was expecting to see and experience in this random place Worthing, that I chose to stay for a month. I had been warned of the gloomy days with strong winds and rain that awaits me in winter. I […]

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Value Investor Ki Khoj Me! (In Search of)



Has worry ever helped? Worrying only helped our enemies of all forms. If you continue to worry about smaller things, your health will end up paying a price.
 
You need to wake up that child in you who always enjoyed the rollercoaster ride in an amusement park. Fun is not while it is going up, it is when it comes down.

Essentialism is walking away from the trivial many to find the essential few. When I am in blues, I love to hear “Let Her Go – by Passenger”. This song speaks about value. Value is only when you pay a Price.

If I have to beam this thought into Mutual Funds & Stock Market, I would say, both have to fall for you to make more money.

Fall in Market, Lowers the NAV.
Helps you Buy More Units at a Cheap Price for Value Averaging.
(Key Words are highlighted.)

I wish you to answer me with these basic details, these are not questions. Just discussions for the greater good.

1. When you invest Rs. 10000 in MF, what do you get, Price or Units?
2. When you invest Rs. 10000 x 12 months, what do you have, Price or Units?
3. When your valuation moves up/down/up (Volatility) what is constant, Price or Units?
4. When you are continuously investing, what are you accumulating, Price or Units?
5. When you have Units, what do you hold, Price or Value?
6. What is important, Price or Value?

There are 3- Idiots. 2 of them said these for the 3rd one.

“Take a simple idea, take it seriously.” Charlie Munger.
(SIP, Trust, and Staying on Course are simple ideas that you need to take seriously.)

“Price is what you pay, Value is what you get.” Warren Buffett.
(When we yo-yo between Price and Value, we never make wealth. You are the Value that your parents paid a Price for.)

We are the 3rd idiots.

SIP it Slowly

Trust me and Trackfinder Team, we got this. We are in complete control of the actions we have taken so far with regard to investments and portfolio restructures. We are neither too excited nor too cautious. We take stock of things as it happens and keep you contained from risk. Stay with us. We are here for you.

Warm Regards
Antony Trackfinder

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