Smart ways to invest and attain early financial freedom

I get a feeling quite a few of my readers do not know that I have a Private mailing list for equities. Whenever I buy or sell a stock, I share it with this Private mailing list for equities (I call it PMLE). I believe that equity investing is not for everyone and hence, by design, I have reduced sh
In the past week, I have been requested by quite a few of my readers to share my views on this article that came in TOI which shows that investing in FD's gives better ROI than Real estate.(http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=VE9JTS8yMDE0LzA1LzA2I0FyMDIxMDM%3D)
"World trade centre" -when you see these words - I am sure this is what comes to your mind:
I am not one to forecast what will happen in the elections. But here are my thoughts of what to do post elections results are announced: If we get a stable and reformist government (remember that AAP did not seem to be reformist in Delhi) – Even though most of India’s economic problems are long term and cyclical in nature and will need more than 12 months to effect any change, the direction of government policies will make the stock market bullish. It would be easy to pick investing ideas –  most ideas will be profitable and it would be difficult to make mistakes.
Friends - Today, March 14th  is the record date for dividend payment.  The stock price is currently at Rs. 24.35 as I blog. On 15th, post the dividend record date, the price is expected to go down by Rs 1.50 - to Rs. 23.00. Obviously the price did not meet our expectations of Rs 26-30. If you bought it at around Rs 22 - two weeks back - then you have made a tax free dividend of 6.8%. Assuming you sell it at Rs 23.00, then you have made a pre tax capital gain of 4.5%. This is far below what we had hoped for - but a 10% return in two weeks not bad.