Stock Markets Articles

market correction
April 13, 2019
More money is lost in waiting for the correction than in the correction itself

How likely is you enter just at the bottom? What are the chances that you will be able to predict market movement every time? We would say the chances are negligible

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ICICIDirect stock brokerage plans
March 19, 2019
ICICIdirect tweaks brokerage plans, Sharekhan offers cashback

Leading brokerage has informed clients that starting April 1, 2019, it is discontinuing incentives linked to brokerage plans

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Equity markets 2019
February 4, 2019
HDFC MF: It’s time to buy equities as market cap-to-GDP ratio turns attractive

In its equity market outlook, HDFC Mutual Fund has argued that India’s market cap to GDP on FY20 estimates is at ~61%, which is attractive to increase equity allocation

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Markets performance
January 11, 2019
Graphics: How markets have performed over the years

Markets have performed well in last 3 general election years, while it has also done well for next two years after a bad year

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Caution ahead
December 18, 2018
Caution ahead: Markets may breach recent lows due to slowdown fears

An Edelweiss report says investors are advised to be cautious as the brokerage expects recent lows in equity indices to get breached due to slowdown fears and earnings crunch

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markets rally
December 12, 2018
Bonds, stocks rally with elections out of way, hopes of low-interest rate regime

Even though the BJP lost three key states to Congress, the bond and equity markets have rallied on the hopes of government’s increased expenditure to spur growth and on impending rate cuts.

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Average rate of return
November 5, 2018
To get average return on equities, one has to average returns over many years

Just like you cannot expect a batsman to score his average of 50 runs per innings every match, it is unfair to expect equity markets to deliver average 12-15% returns every year

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Performance tracking
September 3, 2018
Markets are on a high, but why is your fund NAV still away from peak?

Since 2015, this is one of the most concentrated performances that the market has seen

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Stock markets investors
August 31, 2018
How are India’s equity investors distributed

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal account for the largest number of stock market investors

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