EQUITY

bull market mistakes

Mistakes small investors make in a bull market

2017 was a mega year for stock market investors. As you can read in a previous article The year of the bull-2017 even if you did nothing & just simply remained invested through the year you would have earned about 30%. SENSEX/NIFTY returned ~28% during 2017. This would be one class of investors. Other investors could …

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market outlook

Market Outlook December 2017

The Indian markets have been range bound with NIFTY hovering between 10,000-10450 for over a month waiting for the next cue. The next cue could potentially be coming from Gujarat. Though symbolic how the current ruling party fares in the state could provide some indication to how BJP fares in the 2019 elections. A strong …

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market review

Creating a new normal…

The Indian markets have been scaling new highs with NIFTY remaining above 10,000 for over a month. The current rally in Indian market is fuelled by strong liquidity from domestic investors. As strong inflows continue into domestic mutual funds reforms initiated by the Modi-led government reaffirm the faith of foreign investors ( as evident from …

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IPO

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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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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Equity savings fund- New kid on the block

Equity savings fund is a new variant in the equity mutual fund basket. They had emerged after the Union Budget 2014 increased the holding period for debt mutual funds to qualify as a long-term capital asset from one year to three years. The funds aim to generate returns from equities, arbitrage trades, and fixed income …

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How much should one invest for a comfortable retirement today?

You may think that Rs.50 lakh or Rs.1 crore is enough to retire on today, but the question is with the continuous price rise, will it be enough for 25 or 30 years? If your retirement is still 20-25 years away you need to plan all the more carefully as even 50 lakhs may be …

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Common mistakes investors make in equity investment

The advent of online trading platforms has eased investing in shares for everyone. This ease is encouraging many investors to take a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) approach rather than depending on financial advisors/brokers/dealers for advice. However, the lack of understanding about capital markets leads many to take wrong investment decisions. Here are some of the common mistakes …

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ELSS : Save tax with mutual fund investments…

As we are nearing the end of the Financial Year there has been a spurt in activity with regard to tax saving investments. Investments are potentially your second income & security for a better future & thus should be planned carefully so that poor investment choices are not made. But all said it is human …

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micro finance institutions

Re-energizing De-monetized micro finance institutions

Demonetization of Rs.500 & Rs.1000 notes which was announced by the Prime Minister of India on 8th November 2016 has had a negative impact on micro finance institutions (MFI). Microfinance largely works in the grassroot level and majorly deals with cash transactions. So due to cash crunch as a result of demonetization the MFI sector …

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