oppn parties Beware of Fresh Highs in Stock Indices

News Snippets

  • Supreme Court sentences Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year rigorous imprisonment in the 1988 road rage case
  • Home Minister Amit Shah says rights should not be demanded before fulfilling responsibilities and that universities are no place to wage ideological battles
  • NIA court convicts JKLF chief Yasin Malik in terror funding case after he pleads guilty of all charges
  • A study backed by PM-EAC has recommended universal basic income and urban job guarantee and greater spend on social sector schemes
  • Supreme Court rules that the decisions of the GST Council are not binding on the Centre and the states, leaving the door open for states to levy further taxes
  • After sustained campaign by BJP MP Arjun Singh, the Centre today withdrew the jute price cap order, industry welcomes move
  • Akasa Air might postpone its July launch due to late arrival of aircrafts
  • Metro Cash & Carry decides to sell Indian operations. All major players, including Reliance retail and Amazon, are likely to bid
  • Local and global cues spook the markets on Friday - Sensex crashes 1416 points to 52792 and Nifty by 430 points to 15809
  • IPL: RCB crushes GT by 8 wickets as Virat Kohli returns to form with a well-made half century
  • Nikhat Zareen is world champion in flyweight category. Wins gold at Women's World Championships at Instanbul
  • Supreme Court uses its special powers under Article 124 to release A G Perarivalan, a Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict
  • Indrani Mukherjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, gets bail from Supreme Court after 6.5 years in jail
  • Hardik Patel quits Congress, says top leaders distracted by mobile phones and state leadership busy arranging 'chicken sandwiches' for them
  • Anil Baijal resigns as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi citing "personal reasons"
Nikhat Zareen is crowned world champion in the flyweight (52Kg) category at the Women's World Championships in Istanbul /////// Supreme Court sentences Navjot Singh Sidhu to rigorous imprisonment of one year in the road rage case /////// Sunil Jakhar, who quit the Congress a few days ago, joins the BJP
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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.