Nadal v/s Federer – which way will it go?
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both won five set matches in the semifinals of the Australian Open to set up an epic final featuring two of the greatest players to ever step on the court. Though Federer won 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6 and 6-3, it was a very close call and according to me it was a match where both of them were winners.
The two of them in reminded me of two large cap funds from two reputed companies.
1) The question is how do you select.
2) The answer is don't select.
3) Just pick one.
1) One or the other would remain ahead during various phases of the match but you can't say which one. Likewise on the two large cap funds one or the other would stay ahead during the investment journey of 15 years.
2) Past performance means nothing. Else Federer would have won the second set and Nadal the third.
3) At the end in both cases there will be one winner but can you say which one? Never.
4) Even if you happen to be on the losing side, you still are with a champion and would have made nearly the same number of points. Likewise whichever fund you are in your returns would be similar even if not exactly the same.
5) In such cases both are champions and represent the ultimate standards of perseverance, ultimate standards of skills, ultimate standards of patience, ultimate standards spirit.
In case of the two large cap funds are both champions and represent a robust economy called India.
6) Hence no point thinking. Just start investing.