Scripbox Market Commentary – January 2019
Here’s our assessment of equity and debt markets in January 2019. Over long periods of time, equity market should deliver close to 12% per year return (which translates to a doubling every 6 years).
Elections and its impact on stock markets
With the general elections just a few months away, we have seen several investors being cautious over the equity markets and are either delaying their investments, or worse still pulling back on existing investments.
What should investors do in 2019?
Equity market returns have been higher than fixed deposits. If history were to be any indicator, this trend should continue.
Virtues of staying invested in stock markets
2018 has been a relatively moderate-to-weak period for stock markets. Though the large cap indices, led by the Sensex is up 5.9%, the midcap and small caps were down.
The reasons why logical people choose equity
Here’s a framework to help you understand why logic says equity in the Indian context should deliver a certain return.
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