Posts Tagged ‘Gold’

Top Three Investment Opportunities for this Decade

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Two years ago, I wrote about top three investment opportunities in the past ten years (2001 to 2010). They are gold, real estate and Indian stock market. At that point in time, as I was working with Citi, I stayed away from commenting about the stocks I held with Citi, to avoid any kind of conflict of interest. Now that I am no longer with Citi, I have decided to talk about the Citi stocks that I held from 2001 to 2007. Yes, I sold all of them in 2007 at 54.80USD per stock. Today, they are trading at an equivalent of 3.60USD per stock I had held.

These have been my top three investments in the past decade: Gold, Indian Real Estate and Citi. With some simple planning and good luck, they have been quite effective and had returned between five to ten times the investment value during a 10 year period.

In the past two years, I have invested a lot of time into trying to identify the next three best investment opportunities for myself for this decade (2011 to 2020).

Gold is not my choice of investment anymore (I mean I would not buy anymore, but keep what I have), as I expect the rate of growth in Gold in the next ten years to only be double of what it is right now, and will not grow five fold or ten fold as it did in the past ten years.

Indian Real Estate market does not interest me any more as I feel there is a major correction coming with the next ten years. India is not the preferred outsourcing destination anymore as the past ten years have proven that the rewards are far and few for companies trying to save money by outsourcing to India. Some US companies have smartly moved their operations from the major cities such as New York, Boston and Los Angeles to smaller towns such as Dallas, Buffalo, etc.

Citi is also not my choice of investment anymore – nor are any of the financial institutions in their current form, as they have to be restructured.

I have identified one investment opportunity so far….


Will Silver overtake Gold?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Gold has been a safe haven for investors in the last ten years and it has resulted in its dream run. In fact, I had it in my top three investment opportunities in the past ten years.

If the information about Silver is to be taken at face value, the rate of growth of silver is far more higher than that of gold in the past two years.

There are many reasons for silver to go up at this pace:

1. All reasons mentioned about why gold prices have gone up, apply to silver too. (Eg. unstable global economy, safe havens, etc)

2. In addition, the quantity of silver left in this world is far less (less than 3%) than the quantity of gold left to be excavated from the mines. In other words, silver will be come a rare metal and will not be available in the market for regular consumption.

Given this situation, Silver might be a good investment opportunity to consider for me and hence I am planning to look into this in detail with more interest.

Note: As always, take your investment decisions on your own and never blame someone else (a.k.a. me) when you lose money on your investments. All comments given above are what I do and I intend to do.

Top Three Investment Opportunities

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Having spent the last ten years managing money, I have noticed three significant investments, which have been a runaway success. Some of you might have had other investment options which were quite successful in the past, but the ones listed below are the ones where I have personally seen good returns.  Based on that experience, I am providing the details as much as possible on each one of them: