Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s ultimate rags to riches investment success story
‘Respect the market. Have an open mind. Know what to stake. Know when to take a loss. Be responsible,’ this is what Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, India’s iconic stock market investor, often used to say.
This book looks at the life of India’s big bull, as Rakesh was famously known, both as a person and as a professional. Providing a fascinating account of his journey, it analyses the records of Jhunjhunwala’s investments and interviews he has given over the years. More than just a biography, a large section of the book is devoted to understanding the stocks that made him rich and the mistakes he made. Looking at the journey of the legendary investor, the book offers retail investors some useful insights—-benefits of long-term investing, mistakes one should avoid in the stock market, risk associated with leveraged trades, among others.Neil Borate
About the Authors
Neil Borate is Deputy Editor at Mint, where he heads the personal finance team. Neil is a graduate in law and economics. He also has a post graduate diploma in investments from the University of Birmingham, UK and has passed the CFA Level 1 exam. He started writing about personal finance in 2016, at Value Research a mutual fund research portal. After a few stints at fintechs, Neil joined Mint in 2019 as a reporter covering mutual funds and other investments. He was made editor in 2021.
Aprajita Sharma is a financial journalist and has worked across diverse media formats from digital, print to broadcast. She now freelances for Mint, Fortune India, Outlook Money, Angel One and a couple of mutual fund houses. She has previously worked with Business Today, Business Standard, Economic Times and Zee Business. She covers the stock market, and personal finance extensively, including specific beats such as mutual funds, insurance, loans and fintech. She recently made it among 17 journalists across Asia who got selected for Asia Journalism Fellowship. She is a Certified Financial Planner.
Aditya Kondawar is Partner, Vice President of Key Accounts at Complete Circle Capital Ltd, a Delhi based Financial Services company. His 6-year financial services sector journey spans Investment Banking, Equity Research and even Entrepreneurship. In his previous role, he was the co-founder and COO. Aditya is well known in Industry circles for simplifying finance and telling stories with a message. He has over 82000 followers on Twitter and over 12,000 followers on LinkedIn and his articles/views have been covered on all the major news sites and blogs. He has been featured on major TV channels such as CNBC Awaaz, ET Now, ET Now Swadesh. He has a post-graduate diploma from the National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM).