Psychology of Investing

Manish Gvalani
It's about the psychology, philosophy, mental models and heuristics that play a role in making one's Investment Decisions better.
Created 05 Feb 2021
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  • Where are the customer's yachts?
    30 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    I am on a holiday trip to India and was excited to get my hands on books that have been seeking my attention for a very long time. I started with Fred Schwed’s book and consumed it all in less than 48...
  • Which Party are you going to ?
    23 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Photo by Kelsey Chance on Unsplash “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” - Blaise Pascal It’s amazing to take a trip down my Twitter feed and just obse...
  • When Shaping Up is the Only Option
    16 Oct 2021 • 11 min read
    Chennai Super Kings I watched the IPL 2021 Finals last evening and it was a one-sided affair from the word go. Chennai Super Kings were in full control with the opening batsmen doing their job in a fa...
  • The Inevitability of Non-sense
    09 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 1 0
    Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash “Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self...
  • Why do casinos have no clocks?
    02 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    Photo by Free Walking Tour Salzburg on Unsplash “The only way to win in a Las Vegas casino is to exit as soon as you enter.” - Morgan Housel Morgan makes this statement only because the odds are again...
  • Preplanned meals can make you Money
    25 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 3 0
    “Your weight is a lagging measure of your eating habits. Your knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning habits. Your clutter is a lagging measure of your cleaning habits. You get what you repeat...
  • Patience pays, and it bites too...
    18 Sep 2021 • 13 min read
    Photo by Eleonora Albasi on Unsplash "It is possible to make money— and a great deal of money—in the stock market. But it can't be done overnight or by haphazard buying and selling. The big profits go...
  • "Buffet" of Wisdom
    04 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 2 0
    Photo by Jeremy Lishner on Unsplash “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” - Helen Keller How would it feel being surrounded by ample opportunities but not seeing any? ...
  • The Taboo of Luck
    28 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Photo by Elvish Yadav on Unsplash “One lucky break, or one supremely shrewd decision—can we tell them apart? Not easily.” - Benjamin Graham on his GEICO Investment’s Stellar Success ‘Luck’ occupies a ...
  • Borrowed Conviction will "Hurt"
    21 Aug 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash “Borrowed conviction is much more dangerous than borrowed money.” - D. Muthukrishnan Last week, I had given a talk on Chinese Equities (esp. Ali Baba & Tencent) and s...
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