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Posts by: Palmer Thambu

In our previous post, we addressed the “why” for getting involved in the stock market. That gives us a firm foundation on which to build the “how’. To meaningfully participate in the stock market, three things are fundamentally necessary – a personal financial plan, a stockbroking agent and some research. Owing to its...

When I was younger, I remember reading Robert Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad Poor Dad and really liking that he took time to explain that the “why” for something is more important than the “how”. His argument is that once we have a compelling “why”, it will be much easier to commit to the “how”, even when the “how” is not...

It must have been in 1996. Just about to turn 30, I was the Chief Accountant for a parastatal that was doing well enough to have some excess funds for investment. Part of my ritual then included talking to Mr. James Murigu, a senior manager at the then Suntra Stocks Ltd to deal for us in the company’s bids for...