5 tips to assess the health of your wealth 

  If you have a well-diversified portfolio comprising stocks, mutual fund SIPs, NCDs, IPO, CFD, bonds, ELSS, and other instruments, it becomes vital for you to assess the health of your wealth. In this article, let’s quickly look at 5 tips to assess the health of your wealth.   Having a performance monitoring system matters…

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Peaceful Investing

“There was never a good war or a bad peace.”  – Benjamin Franklin History is witness, that an excessive state of flux, war, or excitement does very little good, and in matters as important as money, what we actually need is a little more peace. And while external factors will always exist, there are things…

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Wake-up and Smell the Coffee, Don’t Invest in the Can!

  Brands might be losing moats There is a school of thought which focuses on buying “moat companies” and holding them forever. This school of thought originates from an incomplete understanding of Warren Buffett’s value investing philosophy. Buffett has advocated buying “moat companies” or “great companies” at a “fair price” and holding them forever. Many…

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10 Books Every Investor Should Read in 2019

  One of the best ways to become a successful investor and a smart one at that is to pick up a good book written by an expert on investment and financial planning. We all need good investment guidance from time-to-time, regardless of how experienced we are in terms of investment. Guidance is all-the-more important…

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Don’t panic when markets go down – Your portfolio might be fine

On Feb 2 2018, the Sensex and Nifty started going down. Sensex went down 800 points and then continued going down on Feb 5th on Monday and continued falling. After weeks and months of just going one way, i.e. up, investors are wondering what is causing this sudden downfall. Is there something wrong? It all seemed…

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Markets and expectations

The stock market behavior currently is a classic text book case for understanding the expectation discounting in markets. The markets went up from 6900 nifty to 8700 in the hope of first Monsoon being normal, GST passing and corporate earnings growth. The corporate earnings growth was not as expected, however the other two hopes have…

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Caution advised at higher levels

Market outlook for October ‘14 The month of Sept saw profits getting trimmed after the Nifty hit an all time high of 8180 and by the end of month the index had again slipped back below 8000 .Thus the month of Sept closed almost unchanged with net gains of 10 points. The month was largely…

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Nifty – Divergence Shows

The benchmark Index has seen correction for two consecutive weeks. The biggest gainers were the IT sector followed by pharma and FMCG. We were already bullish on the Pharma and FMCG sectors right since the beginning of the dream run for the market and it has paid off well. The real estate sector was the…

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What is missing in India’s growth story?

There is no doubt that India is growing fast and consistently. We are able to register above average growth compared with most economies globally. In the past decade, we have remained less affected by the financial issues of the global markets. India’s consumption story is very much intact and is improving with every passing month.…

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Finding Returns

For the past five to six years, investors have been searching for an asset class with better returns. Surely, one can say that they must have found one now with equities presenting a promising picture.   We are bullish on the Indian equity markets considering the following outlook, where pros clearly overweigh compare to cons.…

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Strong momentum to begin with

MARKET OUTLOOK FOR SEPT   August was a volatile month with some geo-political tension in Middle East and Russia threatened to spook equity markets .The downtrend was however short lived and the market resumed its uptrend and by the end of the month regained its strength setting the groundwork for a strong Sept series. However,…

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Nifty – Shake off of weak bulls

Nifty and Sensex continued to make new highs. There was good momentum and sector shift seen. It is a healthy sign when different sectors take part in the rally. As indicated in the July edition of Market Pulse, the IT, Healthcare and FMCG sectors outperformed the indices. Real Estate and Capital Goods were he worst…

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Fresh rebalancing of sectors on cards

Market outlook for August   July was another eventful month with the major event of the maiden Union budget being the focus of attention as post the landslide victory of the NDA Gov, expectations were running high. Besides the corporate results were a mixed pack and some sectors like capital goods and banks which had…

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Good news for India from the US

As per the latest numbers, the US economy expanded at the fastest pace in recent times of 4% as economic activity picked up big time. More than expected accelerated economic growth of the US economy in the second quarter would help clock a stronger performance during the remaining part of the year.     Domestic…

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Nifty target 10,000 – Technically speaking

The monthly chart of CNX Nifty Index showed a big bull run until the 2008 period which started in 2003 when the Nifty traded at the 900 level.  Within five years, the Nifty registered a sevenfold increase, gaining 5400 points. After touching the 6300 mark in 2008, the Nifty dropped to the 2230 level, like…

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Market Outlook For July 14 – Delicately Poised

July would be an eventful month with the major event of the maiden Union budget being the focus of attention. After the landslide victory of the NDA government, expectations are running high. Our budget expectations have been covered separately along with the stocks in focus and our preferred stocks for buying.   The other major…

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Let’s catch up with the budget gains

Budget 2014 is no run-of-the-mill event. It is the first budget from the NDA governmentin which people vested their faith and hope. Thus, investors cannot ignore this budget.   The Indian people have large expectations from Budget 2014. Thus, the Modi government needs to balance between expectations of the industry and the common man. Let…

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Argentine Index slumps 10% on Risk of Debt Default

MerVal according to Wikipedia is the most important index of the Buenos Aires Stock exchange, Argentina. It is a price-weighted index, calculated as the market value of a portfolio of stocks selected based on their market share, number of transactions and quotation price. It fell more than 10% yesterday. Probably one of the largest fall…

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Market Outlook for June, 2014

We saw one of the historic general elections in India, where after 3 decade a single party has got clear majority. This has rejuvenated the hope of Indian equity investors. Market celebrated this by hitting the all time high of 7563 levels and we saw the biggest monthly gain since October 2013. Moving ahead Union…

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Ab ki baar – Rally ho gayi yaar

Massive, huge, big, large, heavy, and solid, all adjectives would fall short to describe the performance of Indian Stock Markets in May 2014. Markets cheered the coming of a new government by reaching lifetime highs. Almost all the sectors participated in the rally. As per Fibonacci levels, the next resistance can be at 7615 levels…

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Resounding victory raises high hopes on reforms

The Lok Sabha election results astounded the whole world, as the sweeping majority attained by BJP has scuttled the opposition benches to historically low figures. This raises hopes of the possible changes, which could signal a high growth path for the next few years. In this backdrop, one seriously needs to analyse the reforms undertaken…

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What’s your Investment Strategy?

How open are we to take risks? A simple experiment would suffice to yield revealing answers. If we were to ask same-sex twins the same question — “If they had to decide between a sure win of Rs 30, a 20 per cent chance of winning Rs 500 or a 50% chance of winning Rs…

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Caution advised as we approach D-Day

The beginning of the new financial year promises a roller coaster ride for the market. Besides the approaching general elections, the results season also kicks off with Infy all set to announce results today and as usual, the results are likely to beat expectations. Going forward, the big question is ‘how do we approach the…

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Election Special Market Strategy

F&O Strategy to hedge your portfolio and trades Election fever has gripped the nation, as we have entered April, the most crucial month in recent times, touching new highs.   From here on, the election process will commence, which would increase market volatility in India. Historically, one has seen that increase in volatility has led…

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And history repeats itself…

In early march, we had highlighted historical behavior of the stock market. We had also highlighted how important it is to track reaction of markets to the events occurring at periodic intervals. Events trigger the momentum in equity markets. Moreover, one such major event that India is tracking currently is ‘election 2014’. We had briefed…

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And history repeats itself…

In early march, we had highlighted historical behavior of the stock market. We had also highlighted how important it is to track reaction of markets to the events occurring at periodic intervals. Events trigger the momentum in equity markets. Moreover, one such major event that India is tracking currently is ‘election 2014’. We had briefed…

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High volatility expected amidst geo political tension

Market Outlook for March, 2014 The month of February which begun on a negative note with short rollovers was a classic bear trap month when we saw buying in the cash and index futures by the FII’s in the 2nd half of Feb resulting in hectic short covering by bears towards close of expiry pushing up…

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