Category Archives: Investing

CAMS Web Site Woes

I tried accessing the CAMS web site ( today on my BlackBerry and got a rude surprise. Their web site is not at all mobile friendly! Even Opera Mini failed me today on this web site. Don’t get me wrong – I am a big CAMS fan and regularly use their excellent mailback services to… Read More »

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund – Online Services & Customer Support

Update: This is a personal web site and NOT the web site of ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund. I was pleasantly surprised today with my experience with the ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund web site, the PruTracker. I have multiple portfolios with ICICI as I used different vehicles to purchase their funds over the years. I had… Read More »

Mutual Fund NAVs – Ignore Them!

Mutual Fund NAVs are often confused by new as well as old investors. Mutual Fund Agent to Client: “The New Fund Offer (NFO) is priced at Rs. 10/-. It is Cheap! Buy! Buy! Buy!” Mutual Fund Investor: “Is it advisable to buy mutual funds with a high NAV?” “Mutual Fund ABC has a high NAV… Read More »

Warren Buffett at the Annual Shareholder’s Meeting – May, 2009

It is said that in economics, there are no free lunches. And where better to apply that aphorism than the recent spending spree of the US government. Warren Buffett too has made numerous grim warnings that efforts such as the Treasury’s US$ 700 bn Troubled Asset Relief Program and the US$ 787 bn fiscal stimulus… Read More »

What’s Up With Sandip Sabharwal?

Sandip Sabhawarl, a IIT Delhi graduate, won kudos with his management of SBI’s Mutual Funds, particularly the Magnum Contra and similar funds. Then came the Ketan Parekh and Padmini Technologies stock purchase from Triumph International. Sandip left SBI under a cloud and joined JM Financial Asset Management. The Mutual Fund industry and press reacted with… Read More »