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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby jpremnath » 09 Feb 2017 20:18

Hello everyone, newbie here...why has the thread gone silent?...would love to have some discussions with the gurus on stocks during these "interesting" times...cheers..

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby la.khan » 19 May 2017 18:00

Need advice on TCS buyback offer, open till 31st May. TCS CMP is INR2,507. Company is offering to buy back shares at INR2,850. With so many headwinds for IT industry (automation, mass layoffs, difficult to get foreign visas, clamp down on outsourcing etc), should I participate in the buyback offer?

I have 30 shares of TCS @ INR1078. Any advice/insights welcome.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Karan M » 28 May 2017 21:10

Personally, I wouldn't sell. Indian economy is improving and TCS P/E is 19 odd, whos to say it cant land some larger domestic orders. Its nothing overpriced and its virtually debt free.. unless you need the money, keep it for a longer haul.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Karan M » 28 May 2017 21:10

BTW not a guru but an abject novice. So, take above FWIW.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby archan » 23 Jul 2017 07:07

How right you were. Market has scaled lifetime highs and highs. Everyone now fears a correction :)
Now chipanda wants to threaten our rise..

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Karan M » 23 Jul 2017 12:43

:)

My next guess is any correction will be offset by the huge inflows from domestic MFs. Last year, FIIs pulled out several billion of dollars but there was only 1 perc drop since MFs took up the slack. A lot of people have started SIPs so cash is still flowong into equity.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby negi » 23 Jul 2017 14:23

Market will in general be on the upward path until 2019 and when Modi wins it will go up further. I think 2018 will be the year when Market will see local maxima before 2019 elections.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Austin » 23 Jul 2017 16:02

negi wrote:Market will in general be on the upward path until 2019 and when Modi wins it will go up further. I think 2018 will be the year when Market will see local maxima before 2019 elections.


Hmm dont think so , Indian market is highly overvalued now , unless any one can time the market stay away and pick good stocks once they are rationalised

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Atish » 28 Aug 2017 23:51

I have just been licensed by the CFTC (Commodities and Futures Trading Commission) as a CTA (Commodity Trading Advisor) . I have an established track record for trading and making money in the futures and Options markets. Anybody who is interested in this within or outside the USA please email me at atishbazi@gmail.com.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby sum » 29 Aug 2017 07:30

Saar, am a noob but could you please let me know what Options and Futures options means?

Is there a minimum amount to invest if in India?

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Karan M » 29 Aug 2017 09:50

Austin wrote:
negi wrote:Market will in general be on the upward path until 2019 and when Modi wins it will go up further. I think 2018 will be the year when Market will see local maxima before 2019 elections.


Hmm dont think so , Indian market is highly overvalued now , unless any one can time the market stay away and pick good stocks once they are rationalised


Depends on what you define as rationalization. You can buy when low, true, but when will that be?
Market is driven by perception and future value gets baked into P/E. So unless Pappu becomes PM, things will remain on an uptick bar the occasional drop. WW events are anyhow impossible to predict.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Karan M » 29 Aug 2017 09:51

sum wrote:Saar, am a noob but could you please let me know what Options and Futures options means?

Is there a minimum amount to invest if in India?


Just invest in some decent MF, unless you too are now a rich moneybags SoKo NRI. ;)

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Austin » 29 Aug 2017 11:57

Karan M wrote:
Austin wrote:
Hmm dont think so , Indian market is highly overvalued now , unless any one can time the market stay away and pick good stocks once they are rationalised


Depends on what you define as rationalization. You can buy when low, true, but when will that be?
Market is driven by perception and future value gets baked into P/E. So unless Pappu becomes PM, things will remain on an uptick bar the occasional drop. WW events are anyhow impossible to predict.


Any thing above PE ratio 15 is bubble territory , NIFTY PE is today 25 if those charts tell me right.

If you think you can time the market and have appetite for risk then go ahead and invest in stock if you are a swing or day trader , IF you are a long term investor ( 10-15 yrs ) then no issue , else stay safe and invest in MF.

It is not a India specific phenomena , We are in Bubble Territory Globally thanks to Unconventinal Monetary Policy and no one knows whats awaiting in weeks months and year ahead

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Atish » 29 Aug 2017 21:40

The best way would be to look online. Its a little technical. I am very flexible on minimums, but i would say 5 lacs or so should be adequate. But email me eben if its lower, we can talk. My product acts as a diversifier from stock markets and mutual funds and has potential to make money in years stock market does not do well.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Austin » 25 Sep 2017 15:06

Risk Ladder for Equity Mutual Funds: Watch your step!

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Vamsee » 18 Oct 2017 03:00

Vamsee wrote:This is not an investment advise but I am pretty sure HDFC Bank is currently at very good valuations. Someone holding it for next 5-10 years will do very well. The reason why it is stuck at this price for this long is because FII's have reached the limit. It is almost certain to grow 20%-25% every year for next decade

:-)

--Vamsee

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Disclosure: I am holding this stock since 2008.


I wrote above 3 years ago when HDFC bank was selling for Rs. 862/- Today it is Rs. 1850. Excluding dividends it grew at a CAGR of 28.99%
:)

--Vamsee

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby UlanBatori » 26 Oct 2017 07:36

What are the best investment/brokerage firms in India? Full-service like Fidelity, where you don't have to see the back-office transactions where money comes out of/sweeps back into the bank account. Also of course, reliable, competent, swift, efficient, decent customer service etc.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby nithish » 09 Nov 2017 03:30

Any gurus invested in these?

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Vamsee » 04 Oct 2018 21:38

"The best time to invest is when there is blood on the street" ~ Baron Rothschild

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Suraj » 04 Oct 2018 21:53

An addendum to that is to avoid trying to catch falling knives. Always check that the fundamentals are sound beforehand, even if the market sentiment is bearish.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Karan M » 05 Oct 2018 00:13

Any recommendations Vamsee? :)

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby JayS » 05 Oct 2018 00:17

Karan M wrote:Any recommendations Vamsee? :)


I would accumulate blue chips at discounted rates in such scenarios.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Vamsee » 05 Oct 2018 09:39

Karan M wrote:Any recommendations Vamsee? :)


The following is applicable only if you are planning to hold for 5 years or more.
All the below recommendations are part of my portfolio that I neither plan to buy (no cash :(( ) nor I plan to sell.

1) ITC ~ Rs. 283
2) Gruh Finance ~ Rs. 280
3) HDFC Bank ~ Rs. 1950
4) United Spirits ~ Rs. 480
5) CRISIL ~ Rs. 1625 or CARE ~ Rs. 1130
6) Piramal Enterprises ~ Rs. 2280

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They could easily go below current prices but I would be a happy buyer at these prices. :)

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Karan M » 06 Oct 2018 10:27

Thank you. :)

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby Karan M » 06 Oct 2018 10:31

JayS wrote:
Karan M wrote:Any recommendations Vamsee? :)


I would accumulate blue chips at discounted rates in such scenarios.


My SBI Blue Chip fund is already shedding feathers at an alarming rate. It has gone from being a peacock to a plucked chicken. :|

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby JayS » 06 Oct 2018 12:41

Karan M wrote:
JayS wrote:
I would accumulate blue chips at discounted rates in such scenarios.


My SBI Blue Chip fund is already shedding feathers at an alarming rate. It has gone from being a peacock to a plucked chicken. :|


I also have that fund in my folio. Apart from Axis Long Term equity fund, this is second best performing fund for me. its only like 5-7% down when others are upto 20% down in last 1.5 months :lol:

The fall down is not any stock specific. Most of the companies have not seen any particular changes in their fundamentals. So whatever downfall their stocks has seen will bounce back when macro factors improve.

Stocks like Maruti, HDFC, Reliance, DMart will bounce back sooner. Some other stocks like Tata Steel, Tata motors might take time, especially the small caps. Buy only for more than 2yr horizon. At least I do not see any stability coming before LS elections. This is most volatile year in my experience of 6yrs of investing.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby neerajb » 06 Oct 2018 12:53

Guru log, what's your take on Tata motors for long term i.e. 5-10 years horizon? It has hit 52 week low twice and DVR is trading at 120 levels now. With their current/upcoming product lineup, I don't see any hindrance in Tata motors gaining the top spot.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby jpremnath » 06 Oct 2018 13:04

I have been averaging TaMo for a while now..but it will take atleast 3 or 4 years before the stock gets back its mojo...the huge capex announced by jlr has spooked investors...Most of jlr products barring ipace and fpace are getting stale now and they need a grand refresh to get back that oomph factor...
I see lots of positives...mainly the valuation..the whole of TaMo is valued at 10 billion dollars or less. While companies like Volvo cars are valued at 30billion $... The Indian operations are seeing a huge turnaround in both CV and PV segments..I foresee them coming a close third in PV market behind Hyundai. But these are just calculations...
So anyone wanting to buy into TaMo shouldnt do it unless they hold it for another 5 or 6 years...

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby JayS » 06 Oct 2018 13:07

neerajb wrote:Guru log, what's your take on Tata motors for long term i.e. 5-10 years horizon? It has hit 52 week low twice and DVR is trading at 120 levels now. With their current/upcoming product lineup, I don't see any hindrance in Tata motors gaining the top spot.


TML stock is weak due to JLR currently. JLR has shown reduced earnings in last couple of years and Brexit is not particularly good for it. On top of it Parent TML is pulling money from it. So JLR performance looks like it will remain below par for some time to come. I have seen some opinions saying JLR might lose out on EV front due to its below par investment on this front compared to the competitors. While TML domestic business is going leaps and bounds. I am personally bullish on the stock. I have bought the stock recently and will again buy some once I feel the current downtrend bottoms out. But it may take a while to come up, in line with the strong performance domestic TML unit is showing.

TML should reach 2nd spot in domestic passenger car segment in coming years. Dethroning Maruti is rather tough.

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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby UlanBatori » 28 Mar 2019 19:48

Guru log: Pooch 4 u.

Are Indian Mutual Funds approved for NRE accts (which means input in foreign currency, output in rupees to NRE acct) qualified as "QEF" under Unkil's kind Eye Arr Ess laws? If u don't know what QEF is, that filters out everyone who does not know the answer.

More reasonably, how does one go about finding out whether a specific fund qualifies? I know they publish NAV, they give out dividends with proper announcements, same as Yoo-Ess Mutual Funds, but obviously they don't provide a US Phorm 1099.

They are not taxable in desh, so one does not have to worry about seeking Tax Credit in Yoo Ess: just pay tax on the whole thing. Which is why the above is pretty important.

Also in Ulan Bator Caves, v r law-abiding, so we went into this with eyes open and assuming that only the Mark-2-Market option would be available. But now it appears that QEF MAY be feasible.... (Makes no difference this year since NAV gain is biss-boor and dividend is always hit with ordinary dividend rate I believe, not Qualified Dividend).

The lack of QEF means that if and when one does get a capital gain at sale time, they will hit with the MAXIMUM marginal rate (~46% incl. State tax) rather than the low, low rate that applies to us poor yak-herders, let alone the LT ca gain rate. :shock:
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Re: Indian investments thread

Postby UlanBatori » 29 Mar 2019 03:15

Amazing! My 6th coujin tried filling Phorm 8621, and it appears that all the scare-mongering about YY SHOULD NOT OWN PHOREN MUTUAL PHUNDS!!! :eek: is exactly that.

Yeah, if you are into it for tax evasion, the Bredators may be aware of it. Also, I see that closed-end deals where you cannot get any money for 5 years, is a problem because fundamental premise appears to be that you must not be able to do a 401-K by putting your money in a Phoren Phund. You have to pay tax annually. But c b lo: even that may not be so bad this year!!

So best bet is a dividend-paying fund, and modern desi funds appears to have NAVs, dividend payouts etc just like Yoo Ess Mutual funds. They don't make a Cap Gain Distribution that reduces NAV, which means Unkil hit you with the equivalent Cap Gain every year by looking at NAV change/ reinvestment. BUT.. here is what amazes me: U GET LT GAIN TREATMENT FOR 1 YEAR'S GAIN!!!! :?: :?:

Trying to see what I am missing here: apparently if it is a QEF one also gets qual. dividend treatment for the dividend, but that remains to be seen. Point is that in 2018 most funds posted negative NAV gain... so effectively one picks up a neat LT Loss without selling anything! Of course next year one hopes to recoup that and more in NAV, but again, only LT CG!!

Can this be true, hain?
IS there a Tooth Fairy, hain?


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