The idea of money

Productivity, success, wellbeing, influence, power and authority, and almost all aspects of human living is now tied to money. That is our modern society today. But the value of money gets derived from people. The idea that somehow money is store of value and people aren’t is based on flawed understanding of value. What is…

The evolutionary journey of investing as we have come to know it

In 1949, when Alfred W. Jones came up with an idea that became the first hedge fund as we know it today, he was simply executing an innovative strategy at the time of buying stocks and hedging the positions with short sales. It was considered a revolutionary idea in early 50s, and the markets didn’t…

People are the collateral damage of bad investment decisions made in the market: Investing one on one in the 2020

Since the March of 2020 we have been in the grips of covid-19 induced pandemic. The governments have had to bailout out the economy, because of the economic shock coming from the lockdown measures put in place to protect the healthcare systems and the society at large. And even with all the right intentions, most…

The Utility of money: Investing yourself in people Vs Investing in money

So what is investing and what’s an investment? I would think that, most academic will probably agree that, an investment – or investing – is a process that has an element of gamble in it. The hope is that you make a lot more than you put in, but then there's is always a possibility…

ReIMAGINING the Economy

Every human idea is a product of imagination and thinking, be it, the idea of a nation state, democracy, economy, financial markets, or a religion for that matter. As these ideas evolve, we then conceive processes and procedures to keep the idea going and growing. But all these ideas that we conceive, do come with…

A False equivalence : Comparing Financial Crisis to the Pandemic

My imaginary grandmother aka GrandMa once told me “ son!  you don’t measure the damage caused by a hurricane, when you are in the eye of the hurricane “. And I believe that to be true. In my own assessment, we should have a lot more clarity on where we are and the road ahead…

A Discussion on the concept of value

Before I get started, I feel, it’s probably a good idea to set the backdrop of the story as a context to just why did I decide to write about the concept of value. So here it is.  I got on a scheduled conference call with two potential investors who were kind enough to show…

Financial Markets – The ever expanding Universe

Since the financial crisis of 07/08, we have heard so much about, how much and how badly, the banks got their business wrong. And to a large extent, that’s true. Over the years, banks have evolved into a very complex structure, mostly for the need to grow their balance sheet and make profit. And some…

Making Sense of The Policy Debate Inside The Financial Market

There is no shortage of opinion in the market today on the current state of affairs of the global economy and most of the commentary as well as analysis seem to be centred around Central banks policies and its overall current impact assessment and on how things may play out going forward. The discussions are…