oppn parties Beware of Fresh Highs in Stock Indices

News Snippets

  • The Army conducts an operational alert exercise in eastern Ladakh
  • The IAF reopened the Vijaynagar advance landing ground, an airstrip in Arunachal Pradesh near the Chinese border
  • Amit Shah says he never sought to impose Hindi
  • Government bans the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in India
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks an appointment with Home Minister Amit Shah today
  • Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi in what she later described as a government-to-government meeting
  • Supreme Court sets a deadline of October 18 for completing the hearings in the Ayodhya case
  • Pakistan rejects India's request for use of its airspace when PM Modi flies to the US later this week
  • Crude prices fall sharply as Saudi Arabia assures normal production in a few weeks. Prices fall by 5.4% to $65.30 per barrel
  • Sensex tumbles 700 points over fears that rising crude prices will deal a body blow to the tottering Indian economy
  • As Rajeev Kumar fails to appear before the CBI despite several notices, the agency forms a special team to locate and apprehend him
  • S Jaishankar says Pakistan is not a normal neighbour and its behaviour is a "set of aberrations"
  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says PoK in Indian territory and the country hopes to have physical jurisdiction over it one day
  • Barasat Sessions court near Kolkata rejects Rajeev Kumar anticipatory bail application citing lack of jurisdiction as the reason
  • PM Modi celebrates his birthday with Narmada aarti and later has lunch with his mother.
Sunni Wakf Board and Nirvani Akhara write to the Supreme Court for a negotiated settlement to the Ayodhya dispute
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Beware of Fresh Highs in Stock Indices

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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.