Sucheta Dalal
Better safe than sorry

Stick to what is safe, even if the returns are not very high

Over the past nine months, the Sensex dived precipitously from a high of over 21,000 to nearly a third of its value when it sank to 7,700 (intra-day) on 27th October. Millions of retail investors have suffered heavy losses on equity as well as ‘safer investments’ such as mutual funds, unit linked insurance plans (ULIPs), fixed...

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Revive market through tax Holiday

 

The world economy is in turmoil and various countries are adopting different strategies to contain the damage. While some countries are ‘leading’ by coming up with innovative ideas, others are blindly ‘following’ in their footsteps. Our finance minister could consider this innovative idea – a three-year or a five-year tax holiday for individuals on short-term capital gains on listed stocks...

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Market Outlook - 20th Nov 08

The market has been clobbered by massive waves of institutional selling. Over the previous few issues, we had mentioned 13,400, 12,500 and 9,800 as possible weekly support levels. None of these held. The totally unexpected precipitous slide to the current level of about 8,500 has taken us completely by surprise. In exactly six weeks, the Sensex has fallen by over 5,000 points – from the 13,100...

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