“An Investment in knowledge pays the best interest”
21 Jun 2018by Research and Ranking
A few weeks back we met one investor. While he was sharing his success story of long-term investing in stocks, he gave us a quick foretaste that yoga somehow helped him to earn better returns on his portfolio. While he thought it was just a sheer coincidence, we could quickly spot a pattern between long-term investing and yoga.
Yoga has been an age-old method towards physical and mental well-being. But why?
There is a popular adage which explains this, “You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
And no quote can be more germane to what we imply here.
Stock markets are volatile. Even when the interest is swamped with many stories on the importance of focus and long-term investments in stocks, many investors turn a deaf ear and indulge in short-term trading. They fall into the prey of futile attempts to time the market, greed while trading and lack of focus while transacting in a stock market.
As per Patanjali Yoga Sutra, which is one of the oldest manuscripts related to yoga, talks about five main ailments or kleshas which are the root cause of all the sorrows which the human faces. They are:
In a bull run when they hear success stories, they get encouraged to invest the lump sum amount in an attempt to earn double returns. And when the market corrects, they book losses which deter even other investors from investing in the Indian stock market. These losses are due to attempts of timing the market instead of patiently staying invested in a stock which has high growth potential.
Yoga can also teach a lot about financial health. Here’s how chanting ‘Om’ can help you in achieving financial well-being:
The purpose is to achieve the state of harmony, also called ‘Sattva’. This is the utopia state which is between the state of Tamas (inactivity) and Rajas (energy). Here, investors thoughtfully invest in asset class based on their risk profile, research and financial goal. They build a diversified portfolio based on the fundamental analysis of a stock which results in a low churning rate of the portfolio, high returns in the long-term and financial well-being.
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