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Momentum Investing: How many stocks is too many / too few?

In Short Diversification i.e. holding a varied portfolio of stocks is a key tenet of investment risk management However, diversification has its limits and ...
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Does Momentum Investing work in India?

In Short Contrary to how it might seem in financial media, momentum as an investment strategy has been around for the better part of a century. Empirical ...
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Does buying expensive quality stocks work?

It’s the 1960s. New investors join the markets in droves. The number of shareholders crosses a landmark number for the first time in history.  Most of these ...
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Making Sense of Sector Valuation Multiples

A chart first to set context. Range of enterprise value (EV/EBIT) multiples prevailing by sector in India.  It shows two things: Investor ...
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While You Were Sleeping: What Stocks Do Overnight versus in Trading Hours

There’s so much activity during the trading day. Stocks are going up. Falling. The index is moving. The TV channels are on. Sometimes the anchors wear ...
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Chart: Gold Beats Up the Current Account Deficit, But FDI Comes To The Rescue

A quick look at a few charts on the Current Account Deficit today. Remember, the Current Account of the country involves finding out what all we import, what ...
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The smelting of Indian stocks

Markets have been getting smashed over the last 12-18 months, dramatic corporate tax reform notwithstanding. But because our benchmark index views are ...
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What’s with the high yields in corporate bonds? And will they last?

There’s a “high yield” market in India. Some of it is of shady companies. But some of it is for reasonable good corporates, whose bonds are ...
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Charts: Monthly Nifty Summaries and the Beating Up of the Next 50

The Nifty has been in the doldrums recently but the whole month of August wasn’t quite that bad, down about 0.9%.  For the year we are still up 1.5% but ...
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Momentum: How Does It Look In Large Cap Stocks?

Can the Index be beaten? The evidence these days seems to suggest that most funds are unable to beat the simple market cap weighted index. Reasons vary from ...
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