IPO bidding rules to maximize chances of allotment

Primary markets have been hyper-active over the last year & the pace has only picked up over the last couple of months. There has been 30 IPOs since last Diwali garnering over Rs.45,000 cr of which Rs.14,000 cr was raised in October 2017 & we have another ~Rs.20,000 cr worth IPO lined up in the …

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SAMVAT 2074…Festivities continue for markets

As we head into SAMVAT 2074, Indian markets remain buoyant & I expect festivities to continue in the year ahead. The Year in retrospect… SAMVAT 2073 was a good year for the markets at it touched all-time highs & NIFTY was higher by ~18 % y-o-y crossing the 10k mark for the first time. Markets …

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CDSL- Growing retail depository

Central Depository Services Ltd (CDSL) is one of the two depositories operating in India, which facilitate the holding of securities in electronic form and enable securities to be processed by book entry. It was originally promoted by BSE, which subsequently divested part of its stake to leading banks as its sponsors. The Indian depositories market …

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What is driving liquidity in the markets?

The current rally in Indian market is fuelled by strong liquidity from domestic investors. With low bank fixed deposit rates, subdued real estate market (with high transaction cost) and stagnating gold prices, equities seems to be the most viable domestic investment avenue for investors. Thus in spite of the markets reaching all-time highs & rich …

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Tata Elxsi Ltd – Stock up for the future

Tata Elxsi Ltd (TEL) is amongst the world’s leading providers of design and technology services for product engineering and solutions across industries including broadcast, communications and automotive. It provides technology consulting, new product design, development and testing services. TEL also provides solutions and services for emerging technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data …

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Bharat Electronics

Bharat Electronics Ltd – Riding the defence wave

Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) is a government owned leading defence electronics company. Set up in 1954, BEL now produces state-of-art equipment in defence communication, radar, naval systems, electronic warfare, electro optics, and C4I systems. It also manufactures civilian products such as electronic voting machines. BEL has a strong manufacturing base with nine factories across India. …

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NIFTY @ 10,000

The NIFTY raced to 10,000 in about 21 years, but the journey from 10,000 to 100,000 may not that long. The rally is expected to be supported by a strong macro environment, bounce back in earnings growth, pro-growth reforms, stable political environment, and domestic & global liquidity. From its base value of 1,000 in November …

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How much to invest in equities

One of the initial investment decisions that one has to make is what proportion of assets to invest in equities & what proportion in debt. One of the basic thumb rules used over the years to decide on equity allocation is the 100 minus age allocation. The risk taking capacity of a person is maximum …

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Market valuations don’t matter in the long term

Equity markets are close to all-time highs and the question is whether markets are currently overvalued or not and if this is a good time to invest. Markets in India tend to move in a 5 year cycle. Market valuations do play an important role in determining returns over the short term to medium term …

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