Wednesday's sharp drop in the Sensex, and Friday's buoyancy should both be taken with a pinch of salt. The market's long-term bull run is not over. Stay invested
Is the 855-point drop in the Sensex a sign of a bigger correction or is this a passing phase? Is this the time for greed or fear? Actually, it is a time for some caution, and some greed.
You cannot wean people away from gold unless you offer at least one of its benefits - as an inflation hedge - in a new instrument. People don't like complicated inflation-indexed bonds. They may be willing to try fixed deposits
Barring a few potential mishaps, the chances are 2015 will be better for the economy and hence the markets
Can random picks, Monkeys throwing darts at a list of stocks, generate a winning portfolio to beat the main indices? To improve the odds for our three Monkey portfolios, we have randomly picked the stocks from different indices.
The rupee fell 3 percent in 2014 against the dollar but it actually gained against the other hard currencies like the euro, the yen, the Swiss franc and the British pound. So a fall appears unlikely in 2015
The bottomline of all the wealth masters' wisdom is this: stay invested in India and in good stocks for the long term. As long as you are on the right side of 50, this is very good advice.
In August 2011, we had invented two random-pick portfolios to check if they could outperform the market. The answer: sometimes they can
The signals for the markets are positive, with fund flows both into equity and debt at high levels. it will take very bad news for the indices to not hit new highs till early next year
In recent years, Warren Buffett has been breaking his own original rules of investing to improve his portfolio's performance. The results are mixed so far
No two bull markets are the same. The bull market that began around August 2013 is likely to continue till 2017-18, but it will not be a repeat of 2003-08, when the Sensex multiplied seven-fold in five years
From a market-cap-to-GDP perspective, the BSE Sensex does not look excessively valued right now.
If you time your entry and exits well, there is a good return to be made on tax-free bonds in the short term, depending on days to interest payment
As an investor, it is always startling when the company invested in for a reason becomes something else. IDFC is a great company, but it will become a different one in future
Despite doubtful economic prospects in the near term, stocks are beginning to look attractive once more.
At a time of extreme uncertainty, the world's best investor asks us not to lose ourselves jumping from stocks to gold to property to maximise returns.
The Martin Scorcese movie brought out many things about stock markets: issues of herding, momentum and information cascades that drive bull runs
The new CPI-linked government bonds will satisfy neither the average saver nor the high-net-worth individual.
2014 is election year, and hence a lot could change in terms of the political economy. This means caution has to be the watchword.
The Sensex is benefitting from the Modi bounce, but investors would do well to remain cautious