How You Should Be Investing for the Union Budget

Jan 24, 2019

Richa Agarwal, Research analyst

How are you preparing for the Budget?

With the Union Budget set to be tabled a week from now, mainstream media is rife with headlines such as this one. Not to mention the numerous budget wish lists out there which only give rise to speculation about their impact on the markets if they were to come true.

All this pre-budget chatter in the media is sure to make you uneasy about your strategy. Should you buy more? Should you sell before the volatility?

This tendency to want to do something despite no real change is called an 'activity itch'.

What To Do? Just Don't Scratch that Itch...

It's somewhat of an urge to make changes to your portfolio, just because everyone else is doing it. You then tend to seek all kinds of information about the impending event, and try to predict its outcome.

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And even with enough information, you end up wasting time trying to get information that has no use in the situation. More information is not always better.

Sometimes investors look to buy and sell simply to have some action and thrill!

This tendency is made worse when the talking heads on TV discuss their 'budget picks' and budget strategy. It makes you want to alter your portfolio too.

However, jumping in and out of stocks only makes your broker rich. Not you.

In investing, doing less is more.

Warren Buffet attests to that fact. He once said, "Wall Street makes money on activity. You make money on inactivity."

So rather than changing your portfolio for every event that makes the market volatile, be a passive long-term investor.

What I can say from my experience is that fundamentally strong stocks will not only survive but thrive in the long term, irrespective of erratic market movements.

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Richa Agarwal (Research Analyst)
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Jan 25, 2019


It seems that you will allow some of your recommended stocks to die natural death. Indian promoters never tell truth. Depending totally on their vision is sure way to death. There is a work called market inteligence.

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