Our two Monkey Portfolios failed to live up to their early promise. They ended up at the bottom of the pile as their luck ran out early. Here's why.
The benchmark indices aka the Sensex and the Nifty have once again managed to outperform the monkeys and the brokers as they fell at a slower pace of 1.7-1.8 percent for the week ended 13 July.
The two indices, Nifty and Sensex, have outperformed the indices and our Monkeys. But our Monkeys haven't given up hope.
It's been a bad time for our Monkeys, and the broker portfolio has come out tops.
Monkey 2 had a brief respite from its losses last week. The NIfty continues to be the best performer.
Monkey 1 is not doing too badly, but Monkey 2 is sinking out of sight. This is what a bad market week can do to portfolios
It's not been a good week for the markets - or our monkeys.
For the period since all three portfolios were created (19 August 2011), it's Monkey 1 who still rules.
Monkey 1's portfolio of stocks has outperformed both the indices and the broker portfolio at the end of 33 weeks.
Monkey 1 continues to hold its own, but Monkey 2 is still claiming to be a victim of life's banana peels.
Over the past 14 days, brokers and Monkeys had drawn up their wish-lists on what they expected from Budget.Now, they're worried that many of those wishes might remain unfulfilled if govt opts for a populist Budget.
After stealing the limelight last week by presenting their wish-list for the Budget and besting the Monkeys, the brokers' portfolio - 10 stocks picked by leading investment experts - basked in the glow of another victory as it gained 0.4 percent for the week ended 2 March.
Our Monkeys are not performing right now. Maybe they need a new dose of pick-me-ups from somewhere, especially the budget.
Monkey 1 is back in mid-season form, lagging just a wee bit behind Nifty. However, they have lots of advice for the next budget.
Our Monkeys are no longer a pushover for investment pros or even the Sensex and Nifty indices.
Our Monkey Portfolios have bounced back - and how. Monkey 1 is just a whisker behind the Nifty, and Monkey 2 is back in the black.
Our Monkeys are having divergent fortunes. One has fared better in the last two weeks, but both trail the indices and the experts overall.
Firstpost brings you an exclusive interview with Monkey 2, the one who has often beaten the experts and the indices.
Our Monkey Portfolio 2, a randomly picked 10-stock portfolio drawn from the BSE 500, is leaps ahead of the competition this week. Monkey 1 is licking his wounds, though.
Our Second Monkey has continued to ride its luck and its performance is streets ahead of The Street for the third week in a row.