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Indian stock markets will always follow the Indian economy. If the economy grows, quality businesses will surely have to grow and in turn the stock markets will also grow.
The prominent reasons backing the recovery were sharp recovery in earnings, change in sentiments, visibility of global availability of vaccine starting Dec '20, re-rating due to multi-decade low-interest rates and higher digital usage and lastly the heavy liquidity pumped in by all governments.
We remain bullish on India’s growth story and advice our readers to capitalize on every market correction, adopt a staggered buying approach while investing in equities and most importantly follow the 3Ps of investing – Patience, Perseverance and Power of Compounding.
A fall of 2-3% in the Indian stock market, if any should not be a reason to worry at all. Indian economy is well-placed and has only become more resilient with time.
History has shown us that crisis when combined with the right investing strategy creates ample multi-year opportunities for growth and wealth creation.
'News' and 'views' flow in from all the directions - north, south, east and west. The more interesting part is, it changes with the situation. More often than not, information overload leads to decision paralysis instead of enabling smart decisions.
Investing in mid-cap and small-cap is risky, especially considering the current times of slowdown. For small-cap and mid-cap stocks to perform, a broad macroeconomic recovery would be required such as affordable credit growth, rise in demand, etc., which are subdued currently.
Investors often make this crucial mistake of looking only at the stock price or P/E ratios, because that is the number which appears everywhere be it stock tickers, news channels or business newspapers. To be honest, it has very little significance unless used in conjunction with other parameters.
Opportunities come time and again. And as a value investor, the focus should not be on the past, but rather on the future and the opportunities during the times of crisis.
It is okay if you missed the first opportunity on 23rd March 2020, but trust me the second opportunity is not something which an investor should miss at any cost. Because once the bull run sets in, you may never get such an opportunity to invest for a very long time.
High quality, credible leadership, rapidly growing businesses can deliver impressive returns to investors if they are held for a long term. So, the focus should be on accumulation of such businesses, especially more important during uncertain times or market downfall.
India continues to be in the center of the storm. Even though the Covid-19 cases, continue to surge, resilient India has opened up business activities in a phased manner. And this should help in moving the wheels of the economy.
India can become more self-reliant by decreasing its dependence on China. India's total imports from China was around $70 billion in 2018-19. If it is able to woo foreign companies, then nothing can deter India to emerge as a more powerful economy.
Taking it ahead from where PM Narendra Modi concluded his address to the nation on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the first leg of the post-pandemic financial package to help boost the economy. Let’s take a detailed look at why we can expect a fast track recovery ahead.
Be it the Make In India or the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, there seem to be enough indications that are given by PM Modi that he means business and the government would take all possible measures in an effort to convert the current crisis into an opportunity.
In the stock market, ‘Perfect time’ is the enemy when you are putting your money at work. There is no such thing as 'Perfect time'. Regardless of when you enter, always remember: Time is your best friend and patience is the biggest virtue you can possess as an investor.
It is impossible to time the stock market. However, considering the current attractive valuations of many fundamentally sound stocks, there is no reason for a value investor to wait on the sidelines and regret later about the missed opportunity.
During my daily course of travel to work, a woman in her mid-50s taught me the lesson that I needed otherwise as well (for my investing). Become a contrarian while investing in the Indian stock market!
With 1.3 billion people locked down, everything is looking doom and gloom – the streets, the play areas, the once traffic-laden areas, and even the stock markets in India. People are awaiting good news and investors are finding the right floor (or should I say bottom) to enter the stock markets.
The current situation of Indian economy and Indian stock markets may look worrisome if you are only able to see the tip of an iceberg. But once you look into the past and interpret the data, it suggests that India’s recovery like in the previous four instances is all set to kickstart.
In life, you see both good times and bad times. There's no choice! In investing as well, you'll meet both bulls and bears in the stock market in India, there's no choice. As we keep on saying multiple times, this time too shall pass. The scare around coronavirus would be reduced to memory after a few weeks.
Amidst the coronavirus outbreak and the fear of the virus leading to a pandemic, many investors are jittery about their stock market investments. During such times, avoid trading and speculating. As a value investor, stick to your plans and goals and stay away from media news or rumour-mongers.
Successful investing in the Indian stock market for wealth is both an art and science. If you’re an investor who wants to know everything about investing in equities, here's a detailed step by step guide which can help you in your investing journey.
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