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  • Beating the Nifty! Is there a recipe?
    by R. Venkataraman October 13, 2020 09:33 IST

    Since September end, Bankex is up 16% with large banks like ICICI Bank, Bandhan up 20-27%, Housing Finance Companies like Repco, LICHF, PNB Housing are up 50%-100% from their six-month lows.

  • Greed, fear and the Psychology of Money
    by R. Venkataraman September 26, 2020 11:34 IST

    Morgan Housel’s 'The Psychology of Money' explains in detail the role of human biases in investment decisions.

  • SIP by SIP: Is there hope?
    by R. Venkataraman September 16, 2020 10:59 IST

    SIP is a good investing methodology for investors. The key proposition is its simplicity.

  • Trading in options – the naked truth!
    by R. Venkataraman July 23, 2020 13:25 IST

    What has happened in recent past that has turned the pitch for the option writers? Higher volatility.

  • The half-year that was: Regret of missing out trades (ROMO) generally ends in sorrow
    by R. Venkataraman July 15, 2020 15:19 IST

    Everyone is grappling with contrasting set of numbers – Rising Nifty, Falling economic data. This is on account of low interest rates and liquidity.

  • Plenty of safer ‘options’ to create wealth
    by R. Venkataraman June 22, 2020 15:09 IST

    This blog is addressed to all those who receive WhatsApp messages and SMS on options trading which gives false promises of making 1% returns weekly, multiplying Rs10,000 ten times or a variant of these.

  • Will achha decade finally come after the lost decade?
    by R. Venkataraman June 10, 2020 15:05 IST

    This century had one decade of good earnings followed by one lost decade. The odds are high that normalcy will come back in FY22 and EPS growth can go back to 10% range. If God is kind, we can grow even faster this decade; a possibility most people have written off for now.

  • Covid, Human Behaviour and Investing
    by Abhimanyu Sofat June 03, 2020 12:13 IST

    If you go back to history whether the Spanish flu, the Great Depression, the World Wars, 9/11, etc., all had one thing in common. Humans are emotional and we lose hope due to external stimuli extrapolating our current state to future.

  • Our Managing Director Mr R Venkataraman's interview with Business Standard
    by R. Venkataraman May 18, 2020 11:13 IST

    We expect the corporate earnings to decline in FY21, given our expectation of contraction in GDP. We remain overweight on Pharma, Telecom, Insurance and maintain underweight on cyclical sectors like Industrials, Metals & Mining, etc.

  • Lack of reforms can prolong slowdown into FY22; pharma, insurance good buys
    by R. Venkataraman May 11, 2020 15:29 IST

    A spending plan of three to five percent of GDP directed at small businesses, low- income households and financial sector along with long-pending reforms can drive a rapid recovery.

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