One of the intriguing things about Indian Union Budget presentations is that tweaks to the tax laws that get just a half-a-minute mention in the budget speech often pack a big punch for taxpayers. This year, the move that fits this description is the Centre’s decision to offer a new friendlier tax regime .
Over the past two weeks, we have been writing on the promise in the mid-cap and small-cap segment of the market and how the rally is starting to move beyond a handful of large stocks. While a quick recovery may be some way off, the steep 2-year correction in the mid-cap space offers good opportunities to begin accumulating mid-caps from a long-term perspective.
The budget is rationalising subsidies and focusing on capital spends. It is not helping the banks or NBFCs directly but providing ways for them to revive themselves.
Debt investors looking for a safe parking ground for their long-term money are facing a drought of good options today. Under the circumstances, there is one less-known option that offers the combination of higher-than-market interest rates with complete safety of principal.
In our equity outlook for 2020, we had said that opportunities lie in some pockets and that a broad-based recovery is some time off. So, where are the opportunities and what strategy can you follow?
2019 was a baffling year for Indian stock markets. Benchmark indices headed upward, notching up newer highs. But most stocks were anything but gainers. Economic growth struggled. Can 2020 be a year less mystifying?
For the economy, the lack of push from the infrastructure has meant slower growth. In this scenario, will the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) unveiled by the Finance Minister on New Year’s Eve provide a shot in the arm for the ailing economy and consequently, cyclical sectors?