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Making sense with Nikhil
7 minutes | Jan 14, 2023
#12 - Opening a Brokerage Account and Investing Money is easy! (Short Tutorial)
In this episode, I dive into the world of investing and explain how easy it is to open a brokerage account and start investing your money. I'll cover the basics of steps to open up an account, fund it and how to get started with your first investment. I'll also do a quick tutorial on buying $SPY (SnP500 Index Fund ETF), which just takes a few seconds. Whether you're new to investing or a seasoned pro, this episode is packed with valuable information and tips to help you navigate the world of investing with confidence. So tune in and learn how to take control of your financial future today!
14 minutes | Jan 3, 2023
#11 - 3 Tips on How to deal with losses in Equity & Crypto markets
2022 has been a roller coaster - Equity markets are down by 20%, Crypto down by over 65% & many other asset classes also struggled. In this episode, I talk about how we can deal with such losses - practically and emotionally.
11 minutes | Dec 23, 2022
#10 - Reflecting back on 2022 | Equity markets, my strategy and emotions
It's been quite a year and I wanted to share my thoughts on it. I also discuss what my strategy has been during this year and what I will do moving forward. Instagram - @makingsensewithnikhil
36 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
#9 - Investing journey | hacks & lessons learnt | in conversation with Kunal
How can I start investing? What skills do I need to start my investing journey? Wait, it's not rocket science? Kunal has over 15 years of experience in the world of investments. Apart from his day job, where he focuses on investing for his clients; he enjoys constant learning about this space and himself. He has seen the extremely challenging periods of the stock market during the 2008 financial crisis & the other extreme - one of the biggest bull runs since 2009. A mix of these two is something every investor goes through during their journey. However, for people just starting out new - the game might seem confusing. In this episode, he shares: - His experience during the 2008 and 2020 stock market crashes - Tips for young investors - Hacks which can be used to make this journey smooth And much more!
12 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
#8 - Beating the Index | What is active investing?
Active investors and active fund managers have the possibility to see gains which cannot be matched to that of a passive investor in index funds. Companies like Tesla have turned 8 times in 2020 itself. Sounds really attractive, doesn't it? Hear me speak more about why active investing is not for everyone - the good and the bad.
15 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
#7 - Ignore the noise & stay the course | Step 3: Passive Investing
As per many long term studies, only about 20% of active investors manage to beat the index. On the other hand, you don't need to be a financial expert to start investing passively in the stock market. In this episode, I speak about the final step to reach financial independence in my formula - also, its upsides and challenges.
16 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
#6 - What the hell is going on? | Bitcoin, Gamestop and much more
What is Bitcoin? Do I invest in it? Can I make a quick buck in the stock market right now? Do you know what happened with Gamestop? Did people really make 40 times their investment? What is this madness? I take a shot at answering these questions and much more in this episode.
15 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
#5 - Why buy one when you can buy them all? | Step 3: Investing 101
Getting rich is nothing but a skill; you take care of your money today, and it will take care of you tomorrow. Presenting to you, the third and final step towards financial independence. Here, I not only explore the psychology of money but try to deconstruct some common stigmas attached with money and all that you can do with it.
11 minutes | Oct 3, 2020
#4 - S.O.S. | Step 2: Emergency Funds
Some year, this year folks. There’s no denying that 2020 has been big on cancel culture, more specifically eliminating this year itself from our calendars. But, how do we remove from our lives, a year that has taught us so much? Find out why I think Step 2 of my equation is particularly essential in times that we are witnessing today.
28 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
#3 - *TnC's apply | in conversation with Mitesh Sunder
"You don't buy a life insurance because you are going to die, you buy it because your family is going to live." More on this as I, along with my expert guest Mitesh, decode the two main types of life insurances. We discuss the dos and don’ts, the importance of reading the finer print and all that one should know before choosing the right policy. You can reach out to him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
#2 - Y.O.D.O. | Step 1: Life Insurance
In this episode, I talk about the first step towards reaching Financial Independence. Before getting on the journey to save & invest your money wisely, it is really important to think about things that might not go as per life's plan! Hopefully, this episode will shed some light on the single most common factor we can all relate to - Y.O.D.O.
10 minutes | Aug 8, 2020
#1 - Financial Independence
Did you know 61% of UAE expats don't have any long term savings? In this episode, I talk about something really important in our lives - money! I explore how positive changes in our habits can lead to financial independence and emphasize on why starting young is integral.
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