Stock, mutual fund investment: Is updating KYC info before March 31 must for all investors?

Stock, mutual fund investment: Is updating KYC info before March 31 must for all investors?

Stock market: Investors active in the stock market and mutual funds trading whose Know Your Customer (KYC) credentials are found to be inconsistent with the officially valid documents (OVDs) have been asked to update their information before March 31, 2024. That means just one day is left to update the KYC information. Failure to do … Read more

Don’t let the Lindy Effect fool you while picking stocks

Don’t let the Lindy Effect fool you while picking stocks

In the last few years, Lindy Effect has gained a lot of popularity amongst investors. Ever since Nassim Nicholas Taleb wrote about it in his 2012 book “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder”, it has been used in the investing world as a concept that says companies with competitive advantage that have survived for many … Read more

Keep your investment strategy simple in these complex times

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Humanity is passing through a period of profound uncertainty. Decision making in conditions of high uncertainty is a Herculean task. India, struggling with the second wave of Covid infections, faces a daunting task. The virus has won many battles, but vaccines will win the war. Recently, Dr Anthony Fauci, the highly-respected immunologist and adviser to … Read more

As market moderates, Robinhoods may seek safety of MFs, Ulips

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MUMBAI: One of the biggest stories of the financial year gone by was the great migration of retail investors in the country from mutual funds to direct equity. Disheartened by mediocre returns from mutual funds and armed with zero-cost mobile trading applications, millions of retail and high net-worth investors chose to dip into direct equity … Read more

Bulls may outnumber bears next week as focus shifts to earnings

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MUMBAI: The domestic equity market ended another week of lackluster trading as the benchmarks slid around 2 per cent each despite a more than 1 per cent surge in today’s session. “The current correction can be metaphorically compared to the steady process of releasing steam from a pressure cooker in order to let the food … Read more

Rising bond yields, F&O expiry, GDP data to lend cues to market this week

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MUMBAI: After a lacklustre week, market participants are gearing up for another week of likely correction as investors may continue booking profits in the wake of rising concerns over overheating in domestic and global stock markets. In the previous week, Nifty50 and Sensex ended with losses of over 1 per cent with banks leading the … Read more

Long & Short of Markets: Porinju opens up on value investing & a tough winter for richie-richs

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Charlie Munger, one of the two titans of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett’s buddy, once said, “Big money is not in the buying or selling, but in the waiting.” Our own ‘Smallcap Czar’ Porinju Veliyath seems to have lived by this principle as he sat tight through the 2018-2020 bear cycle in the broader market … Read more

Wall Street investors bullish on stocks, hoping for a brighter 2021

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NEW YORK: U.S. stocks closed 2020 on a strong note, and many investors are betting the party will continue after a tumultuous year that marked both the end of the longest bull market and the shortest-lived bear market ever. Risks abound, including a resurgent coronavirus pandemic, concerns about the speed of rollout of vaccines and … Read more

Long & Short of Markets: Underdogs to watch in Rally 4.0 & other top reads

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NEW DELHI: How do you find a new stock? Scan Twitter, watch business TV channels and YouTube videos or read newspapers, online articles and lengthy company reports, listen to podcasts, seek advice from friends or hire the services of an expert? Well, you can instead just look around at what people around you are consuming. … Read more