oppn parties Beware of Fresh Highs in Stock Indices

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  • Supreme Court approves two-child norm for government jobs in Rajasthan
  • DMK issues rocket ad with Chinese flag, PM Modi slams party
  • BJP alleges that Congress workers raised slogans like 'Pakistan jindabad' outside Karnataka assembly after the results for the RS polls were declared. CM Siddaramaiah promises stern action if claim found true
  • Calcutta HC says any agency can arrest absconding Sandeshkhali TMC strongman Sk Shahjahan
  • Himachal Pradesh Speaker suspends 15 BJP MLAs for unruly behaviour
  • Joint teams of Navy, NCB and Gujarat ATS seized a boat with 3200kgs of narcotics in high seas off Gujarat coast. Five crew members were also arrested
  • Centre tells Supreme Court that economic disaster will follow if states are allowed to tax mineral land
  • NCLT asks Byju's to keep rights issue funds in a different account
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal of Bharti Enterprises was conferred the honorary Knighthood by Britain's King Charles III for services rendered in furthering business relations between the UK & India
  • RIL to merge Viacom18 with Disney's Star in $8.5bn deal, Nita Ambani to lead the board of merged entity
  • Vodafone Idea shares fall nearly 15% over fears of huge fund raising
  • Stock markets crash on Wednesday: Sensex loses 790 points to 72304 and Nifty 247 points to 21951
  • BCCI gets tough, removes Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan from central contracts for missing Ranji Trophy. In a first, it starts fast bowling contracts to reward emerging players like Akash Deep and four others
  • Tennis: Sumit Nagal loses in first round of Dubai Duty Free tournament
  • WPL: UP Warriorz beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets
Bengal police arrests TMC leader Sk Shahjahan, the prime accused in the Sandeshkhali disturbances
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Beware of Fresh Highs in Stock Indices

By Slogger
First publised on 2017-10-17 08:37:22

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Sunil Garodia Holding an extreme view and carting the ball out of the park is what interests him most. He is a hard hitter at all times. Fasten your seatbelts and read.
Are the Nifty and the Sensex the true barometer of the Indian stock exchanges? Then how do you reconcile the fact that while the two indices broke fresh ground and registered new highs on Monday, the 16th of October 2017, the breath of the market was negative as more shares declined than rose? The NSE reported 813 advances and 920 declines while the BSE reported 1279 advances against 1420 declines on the day. Hence, an investor would be foxed if he buys some stock after careful research only to find that the price fell despite the Nifty and the Sensex riding high.

Investing in stock markets is becoming trickier by the day. A part-time player is more likely to lose money than make the promised big bucks if he dabbles half-heartedly in stocks. The main reason is that the stock markets are now, more than ever, being driven by a handful of players playing around with the stocks of a handful of companies. Even IPOs are becoming highly overpriced where companies are trying to squeeze out the maximum premium. Rumours and loaded tips rule the roost and gullible investors are burning their fingers.

The best option for investors is to either invest in blue chip companies on a long term basis or go for mutual funds that have a proven track record. That way, they will encounter less risk. If they wish to get into the action themselves, they would be well advised to start small by building a portfolio over a period of time. If one wishes to get rick quickly, the stock market is not an option. The best way to start is to first ignore all unsolicited tips and find good companies or mutual funds to invest in by spending some time researching and learning about track records of companies. Day trading is an absolute no-no for the uninitiated. Do not let the banner headlines of Nifty and Sensex hitting fresh highs get to your head. You are more likely to lose money if you rush into investing now.