While the benchmark Nifty 50 index has been confined to a broad trading range, the broader markets or the mid-cap and small-cap universe has been buzzing with action. Let us take a closer look at the current trend and the near-term outlook for the Nifty MidSmallcap 400 Index. We have covered this index in an earlier article, and we take a relook now.
Sugar industry: Will ethanol blending prove a turning point? Commodity prices have been rallying globally in the last few weeks, with some folks speculating if this is the start of a new commodity ‘super-cycle’. With all eyes on commodity stocks, the sweetest of them all, sugar companies, too have been trending higher. Leading players such as Balrampur Chini Mills Limited, Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited and EID Parry saw their stocks hit 52-week highs in June (Balrampur Chini Mills Limited and Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited even hit all-time highs) and some stock prices even doubled in the last six months. Here we take a look at the sugar sector in India and its nuances.
With the bull market in full swing, there’s no dearth of investors, trading platforms and fintech firms out to convince you that making money from equities is a breeze.
Ads for a fintech firm show folks who can’t manage everyday stuff like shopping, exercising or keeping to a diet, trading in stocks as easy as pie.
Newly sprung up investing gurus tell you that all you need to do to earn untold riches, is to identify a bunch of ‘quality’ stocks and invest in them robotically.
A couple of months ago, we had given an outlook for the Nifty 50. Today, we’re giving an update to that Nifty 50 outlook. Here is an extract from the previous update: “…. This indicates that the index is getting ready for a corrective or a cool-off phase. This cool-off in breadth could play out …
The benchmark Nifty 50 index has been drifting lower since February 16, 2021 when it recorded a high of 15,431.8. While there has been some recovery in the past few weeks, the real action has shifted to the broader markets. Lots of stocks from the mid-cap and small-cap sectors have continued to seek higher levels even as the Nifty 50 index has been struggling in a broad range.
Many years ago, I asked a fund manager about why did he not exit a lot of his portfolio and keep cash, since it was obvious that stock valuations were rather high. His response was that the investor has given him money to invest in equities, which made up his or her ‘equity’ allocation and therefore he was duty bound to keep it invested fully.
Most of the FMCG majors posted stellar numbers for the March 2021 quarter. But this performance has come by mainly due to favourable base effect.
This is Part II of our series on REITs. You can find the first part here. Apart from a secret passion for owning real estate, what’s drawing many Indian investors to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) is their relatively high ‘yield’ compared to bonds and deposits. The three listed REITs – Embassy Office Parks REIT, …
POWERGRID Infrastructure Investment Trust (PGInvIT) is the third InvIT and the second in the power transmission space (the other being IndiGrid InvIT) to be listed in the Indian stock markets. It is sponsored by listed PSU Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL and henceforth called the Sponsor).
Please find an explanation of what an InviT is here. This article will give you only our quick take on the offer and whether it is suitable for you. It is not a deep dive into the InvIT’s business and financials.