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On This Day - 23 DECEMBER 2019
Buy Just One Share of This Company Right Now

Ankit Shah, Research analyst

On Saturday evening, I was returning home after meeting an old friend who was in the city after a long time.

On my way, I got a call from mom asking me to get some onions. She had prepared some chaats and had run out of onions.

So, I walked to a vegetable vendor. I picked three good looking onions, tossed them on the weighing scale, and asked him to make it 250 grams.

Unlike before, the vendor wouldn't let go of even a few extra grams. He replaced one onion with a smaller one, and handed them over to me.

I picked up the three onions - two medium-sized and one extra-small, and asked him how much.

30 bucks!

I parted with three 10-rupee notes for two-and-half onions.

In my head, I found myself reminiscing Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's words that had been the subject of much trolling and ridicule.

I said to myself: "I'm glad I'm from a family that doesn't consume too much onion."

Later that night, I found my mom doing something she had never done in her life before.

So, she couldn't use all the onions she had chopped. On a regular day, she would have simply thrown them away. But this time she didn't. They were too precious to be thrown away. So, she sauteed them, put them in the fridge, and used them to make upma the next morning.

Onion prices are certainly one of the things we all will remember 2019 for.

It was also one of the reasons the RBI couldn't continue slashing interest rates lower in its latest monetary policy meet.

As I was walking back home that evening with three onions, I recalled an investing idea that I recommended my readers the previous day.

It required a very tiny investment to begin with - even less than the price of 3 kg onions (1 kg is ~Rs 120).

Yes, for that low a price, you could get a clear edge over other investors.

And if the investment plays out as I expect, it could fetch you enough onions to last all of 2020. And maybe even beyond. 😊

But after a certain date, which should be anytime soon, this opportunity will disappear. To take advantage of this special opportunity, sign up for Insider right now.


2019 - A Year of Blockbuster IPOs

Of the many things that investors will remember it for, I think blockbuster IPOs will top the list.

After all, many of the IPOs that hit the Indian primary markets this year delivered handsome gains. Some IPOs even delivered high double-digit and triple-digit gains.

I'm glad I could recommend these winning investing ideas to my Insider subscribers.

Two recent winning IPOs that I recommended were CSB Bank and Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. Recently, I even explained why I asked my readers to book listing gains after CSB Bank made its debut.

It goes without saying that a string of successful IPOs has created much enthusiasm in the primary markets. But beware, this doesn't mean you blindly go after every IPO that comes.

In fact, I just asked my readers to avoid the latest IPO of Prince Pipes and Plastics. It just didn't make the cut either for long-term or listing gains.

'I Didn't Get Allotment'

Sometimes, my readers write to me that they missed some great IPOs as they didn't get allotment.

That's true. Sometime the high quality, popular IPOs get so overwhelmingly oversubscribed, that only the lucky ones get allotment.

So, in such case, I ask my readers to make applications on behalf of all their family members to increase the chances of allotment.

But in some special cases, there's another way to increase your chances of success in an IPO.

And that's what I just recommended my readers.

This opportunity was available in the IPO of HDFC Asset Management Company last year. And investors you used this special window had great success in the IPO.

This opportunity was also available in the recent IPO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank. And again, those who took advantage of the special window made hefty gains.

So, this same special window has opened yet again. And I don't expect it to last more than a few days.

All you have to do is buy a single share of a company that I have recommended my Insider readers. It will cost you the price of less than 3 kg onions (1 kg is ~Rs 120 right now).

I strongly insist you sign up for my Insider newsletter now so that you can buy this share before the market closes today.

Warm regards,

Ankit Shah
Ankit Shah
Editor, Equitymaster Insider
Equitymaster Agora Research Private Limited (Research Analyst)

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