Showing posts with label investing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label investing. Show all posts

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Free Value Investing Webinars

Will value investing webinars help my audience learn the art of investing? I have been pondering over this question for some time now. To place the question in context, for many years now I have been spreading value investing mostly through writing - blogs, investment reports. Of course, I answer questions on this great forum “Quora”. I am grateful to God that I a number of people read and benefit from the articles and blog posts.

value investing webinars

I have also conducted a number of seminars/ workshops for an audience. It has been a wonderful experience for me. However, it takes a lot of time, energy and resources to organise live seminars/ workshops.
For some time I have been seriously considering the question, “Can Value investing knowledge be spread more effectively through Webinars?”

I plan Value Investing Webinars

After lengthy contemplation, I want to conduct free and regular webinars. I want to conduct one webinar on a fixed day and time every week - say every Saturday at 10.30 am. Even if a weekly webinar is too ambitious, at least once a month I think is minimum.
However, I am plagued by the following question:
  1. Are people interested in attending webinars on this subject?
  2. If yes what will be the most convenient day and time for the most?
I am exploring my audience's interest in value investing webinars through this blog post.
So dear readers:

1. Do you also think that webinars are a good medium to learn value investing?
2. If so will you be interested in participating in one?
3. Which day and time of the week will be most suitable t you?

Please believe me that I do not have any hidden agenda. I don’t want to sell you anything. This is a promise.

If you are interested in participating in the free webinar, please drop a mail at so that I can send you an invite when I can organize one.

Thank you,

With Best Regards,


Monday, February 20, 2017

Distinction Between Trading and Investing

Actual Question:

What’s the difference between stock trading, investing and real estate?


The dictionary meaning of the word ‘Investing’ is putting money into financial schemes, shares, property, or a commercial venture with the expectation of achieving a profit. Further drilling down reveals a few other aspects like period of holding, safety of principal, regularity, and so on.

Picture depicts investor walking to the stock broker to purchase shares
Picture depicts investor walking to the stock broker to purchase shares

Stock Trading’ is buying shares or sticks with an intention of profiting from the price fluctuations on the stock market. Stock trading is a speculative activity and does not fit into the definition of investing.

Picture shows a trader sitting before the computer trading in stocks
Picture shows a trader sitting before the computer trading in stocks

Real estate investment qualifies as investment though it has some fundamental drawbacks.

Following table brings out the differences among the three:

Sl. No.
Share Trading
Investing (Shares)
Real Estate
Recurring income from the same investment
Capital Appreciation
Can invest small sums?
Intended Period of holding
Safety of Principal