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Back In Action

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Its been exactly a month since my last post. I’ve been busy traveling in India for a field study project towards my MBA and also getting a bit of vacation in as well.  The project involved studying the impressive operations of Akshaya Patra, a non-profit organization which feeds over a million kids a day as part of a school lunch program.  I traveled to 10 different cities, finally saw the Taj Mahal along with various assorted forts and palaces,  and spent the new year in Goa (where Jason Bourne’s girlfriend died in one of the Bourne trilogy movies).

I also read a lot of good books, one of which was Shantaram, probably the best fiction book I’ve read in a long time .No, it wasn’t the best piece of literature but it was immensely entertaining (in the way that a Bollywood movie is).  Other interesting books were Outliers, SuperFreakonomics, and Jack Welch’s Straight from the Gut.

Classes have started again and the first couple of weeks are always busy. But I’ll try and post a full-year total of my dividend and online income as soon as possible.

Wish you all a happy new year!

I get asked by a lot of newbie investors about what to read. Rather than keep on searching and sending out the same list repeatedly, I decided to put it up online. Here’s my list of the
best investing books. You’ll see some of the all time classics like Benjamin Graham’s “Intelligent Investor” and also a few surprises like “Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds“. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Also, any time you can attend a seminar for under a $100, you should take the opportunity. Its a good networking opportunity as well so make sure you have business cards printed with your name, contact info and the fact that you’re an investor. If you’re looking for something in particular, you can put that on the card too.

Spend some time reading online forums like www.elite-trader.com, www.reiclub.com, www.tcinvestor.com and www.sdcia.com. You’ll find a lot of people who share your passion and will probably learn a thing or two.