Awareness Fridays: Financial Alchemy Packaged in an Attractive Presentation is Still Financial Alchemy

by Vinaya HS on December 19, 2008

in Finance

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The first time I saw this presentation (it was emailed to the administration head at my office), I screamed “WTF mate?” multiple times and in quick succession. Go through this presentation and give me one decent reason for why you would ever want to invest in this attractively packaged recipe for financial alchemy?



Slide #29 is a classic Warren Buffett trap. But if you’ve been following this blog, you already know that, if someone puts before you a financial offer that uses the words “you,” “Warren Buffett,” and “invest” in the same sentence, you should run away as fast as you can. And, you shouldn’t look back.

Awareness Fridays is an initiative to spread awareness on topics relevant to personal finance — every Friday. I urge you to take some time off and absorb this information — it’s pretty useful. And, as always, do spread the word if you find this useful.




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Anoop December 19, 2008 at 8:45 PM

lol!, “Warren Buffet Trap”, I don’t understand who would fall into such company Marketting traps… Who are these RGF targetted at?

sb January 15, 2009 at 7:13 PM

It would be good if you can also indicate why this is a bad investment. I realize that the returns are awful but it would help novice readers to understand the why and how also.

nice blog. keep it up!

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