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Value Investing Lessons Relevant At All Times

  • 1992 batch of Sensex stocks: Hindustan Motors
    (Sep 26, 2012)If one had invested Rs 100 in Hindustan Motors (HML) at the start of 1991 - more than 2 decades ago - his investment would currently be down by about 10% in absolute terms.
  • 1992 batch of Sensex stocks: Cummins
    (Sep 26, 2012)If performance was the only criteria to be a Sensex constituent, Cummins India's place would have been undisputed. Investing Rs 100 into Cummins India Ltd (Cummins),
  • 1992 batch of Sensex stocks: GSFC
    (Sep 24, 2012)It is difficult to imagine that a state run company in a regulated industry like fertilisers was amongst India’s bluest of blue chips way back in 1992.
  • 1992 batch of Sensex stocks: Premier Ltd.
    (Sep 20, 2012)Enjoying a monopoly clearly has its advantages. But being proactive and adapting to the changing times, when at the helm of affairs, is the only way to ensure long-term survival. And companies that fail to innovate slowly fade into oblivion no matter what the formidable position they once enjoyed.
  • 1992 batch of Sensex stocks: Indian Rayon
    (Sep 18, 2012)Two decades back, textiles and metals were to Indian economy what software and financial services were in 1990s and 2000s. Family run conglomerates were looked upon by investors as the safest way to grow their wealth.
  • What you should know to invest in gold
    (Jun 22, 2012)Gold is an asset that has dazzled investors in recent times. And investors have all the reasons to be happy about owning gold. Since the end of 1978, the yellow metal has delivered nearly 620% in terms of returns. The following graph is a testimony to the good times that gold has given to people who believed in it and held it for a long time.
  • Your stock has crashed. Should you blindly buy more?
    (May 7, 2012)Opportunity cost is defined as the cost of an alternative that must be forgone in order to pursue a certain action. It's the benefits one could have received by taking the next best alternative action.
  • What stock screeners will not tell you?
    (Apr 18, 2012)The process of Stock selection is more often called an art than science. While there is no sure method to get it right, this art is not without its element of logic. With so many listed stocks, it is a baffling task to pick up the best that promises strong performance.
  • When FCCBs turns ugly: Part II
    (Apr 10, 2012)This is the second and last article in our series on Foreign Currency Conversion Bonds (FCCBs) in India.
  • Beware before investing in complex fin.products
    (Apr 4, 2012)When investor sentiments are positive and the overall investment environment is vibrant, the manufacturers of financial products try to make hay when the sun shines.