The Golden Mean

Applying simple arithmetical averages learnt long ago can be an eye-opener for investors, says Shreedhar Kanetkar

On 24 July 2007, the Bombay Stock Exchange’s sensitive index, the Sensex, closed at 15,794 -- an all-time high. Within a month, it slid below 14,000 - a three-month low. The proximate cause, some analysts contended, was political uncertainty in India. Buried in the fine print,...

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The Golden Mean
On 24 July 2007, the Bombay Stock Exchange’s sensitive index, the Sensex, closed at 15,794 -- an all-time high. Within a month, it slid below 14,000 - a three-month low. The proximate cause, some analysts contended, was political uncertainty in India. Buried in the fine print, though, was an acknowledgment. The Indian stock market had been affected by turmoil elsewhere. Concerns...
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Mid-cap Blues

In the past two years, we have seen a huge run up in the prices of mid- and small-cap stocks and the result, as would be expected, is the natural urge of mutual funds to launch schemes dedicated to this category in order to provide retail investors with above-average returns. But to launch a fund in times of a euphoric bull run is much easier than delivering what is promised. In a sea of...

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