About Me

About Me

My journey with stocks started a few years back, when a friend of mine told me he made $100 in one day. I got excited and the very same night I opened a brokerage account. Being a novice at that time, I decided to follow some analysts to help me make my picks! Next week, one fine morning, an analyst makes a BUY recommendation on Motorola (MOT) while it was trading at $18. Well, I bought 100 shares of MOT thinking that this was possibly the smartest thing I could do! After all, it is a professional analyst recommending it!! The same day the stocks went up by 50 cents and I was all smiling. Well, that was perhaps the last time MOT was to trade over $18. 2 weeks from that point the stock was at $14 and then began an inevitable slide. And guess what, the same analyst came with a SELL recommendation only after the stock had dipped below $4. Was he not telling me the obvious?

It was a bitter start to my investing but I learned one important thing, the analysts often tell you to buy when the stock has already risen quite a bit and ask you to sell after it is a bit too late!! Nevertheless, it sparked in me a strong desire to learn more about stocks, investing and what started with just interest, soon turned into a passion. I developed enough expertise to be able to build a strong portfolio for myself and even started assisting my friends with it. I absolutely love doing detailed research on stocks in different sectors, ranging from small caps to large caps and place a bet before the herd follows it. I started formally recommending and tracking 2 stocks each month to a group of my friends who were interested in it. Encouraged by the positive response from them and a continuous increase in the number of people interested in it, I decided to come up with a website. All the recommendations made from February 2009 onwards are posted and tracked!

I believe in transparency and do not make fake promises of getting it right all the time. The success of the tracked portfolio in both the bull and bear market over last few years and a growing fan base speaks for itself. I hope to continue with my passion and be able to share my knowledge with those who wish to gain from it. I am fairly confident that most of my recommendations will do well against the market as has been the case till today. All the best and look forward to have you in my investing family.

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