June 9, 2019

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst

Indian stock market celebrated in style the Modi win. Benchmark indices are up nearly 7% (pre and post poll) while the index is up 9.3% for the year so far, far better than MSCI Emerging Market Index which is u...

October 9, 2018

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst

“Active” is not dead and will never be

“If you've invested $1,000 with Buffett in 1965 would currently hold $4.3 million.  However, if Berkshire had been a hedge fund charging 2 & 20, that $4.3 million would hav...

September 6, 2018

This Article was originally published in The Global Analyst​  

“Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.” Warren Buffet

A classic debate among investors, especially institutional investors, is whether to diversify a...

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...

December 15, 2015

Does it pay to invest in companies that enjoy high market share? How to measure the effect of market share?

In the online media communications industry, Google has a market share of 40%. Tencent Holdings has a market share of only 7%. Both have created extraordinary wea...

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...

September 3, 2015

This Article was Published in Indiansinkuwait.com

Sensex fell by 1,624 points (5.94%) on August 24, 2015 to reach 25,741 in what is now termed as Black Monday. That was unprecedented given the normal movement of say 100 to 200 points in a day. Though Sensex su...

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