March 6, 2019

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst

While Nifty 50 (a good proxy for large cap) gained 3.2% in 2018, Nifty Midcap 100 was down 15% while Nifty Small cap 100 was down 29%. The poor run for mid and small cap continues well into 2019 where they are...

January 7, 2019

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst

“2019 Outlook: Odds are in favor of equities”-Morgan Stanley

“Tightening of global financial conditions pose downside risks”- Credit Suisse

This is the time of the year that we ask this usual but tricky question....

May 8, 2018

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst 

This may sound like a birth of a baby growing into a full blow adult eventually hit by old age and gracefully dying! Yes, the story of a company in a stock market is also very similar to this narrative.

Typical...

April 29, 2018

This Article was originally published in Market Express

I always wondered how effective it is to invest in an IPO. It is true that all major rock star companies today (the Nifty 50 biggies) were once an IPO making modest entry in the investment world. We have also heard...

April 8, 2018

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst

“There are many roads to Nirvana!”

When we talk about equity markets, we are always reminded of investment stars like Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, Peter Lynch, Seth Klarman, George Soros, etc. Investment profe...

January 21, 2017

While globally the trend is clearly in favor of ETF’s or passive investing, emerging markets like India still offers plenty of scope for stock selection and active management. Investors can take a cue from bellwether indexes like Nifty 50 or Sensex and develop strategi...

June 29, 2016

This Article was Published in Market Express

Though the Nifty index comprises 50 stocks, the top 10 enjoys a lion’s share. In 2005, the top 10 constituted nearly 60% of the index (in terms of market capitalization) while in 2015 it comprised 48%. Obviously the...

February 22, 2016

Human psychology is a powerful force and spoiler, especially in investing. We tend to glorify our successes and ignore mistakes or best give it a passing reference in coffee tables. Stock market investing is treacherous and requires strategy and monitoring. Even if you...

December 29, 2015

2015 is nearly over and hence time for introspection. Sensex is down 6% for 2015. However, what can be of interest is that it is down 13% from its All Time High (ATH) which was 29,681 achieved on 29th January 2015.

ATH is simply defined as the historic high for a stock...

November 26, 2015

In one of my previous post, I argued for the need to distinguish between good sectors and bad sectors in portfolio investment. However, in the Indian capital market context, the availability and popularity of sector indices/ETF’s is still developing making it difficult...

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