Someone asked me what’s your view on the market? my response was it will fluctuate. Some experts feel there is a breakout around the corner, some of them carefully waiting for the Fed policy this Friday. While some of them feel there will be a correction.
Global events are an integral part of market now, you cannot control these events neither can devote your full-time in predicting these events. As an investor what you can control?
Mutual Funds are subject to market risk. Please read the offer document carefully before investing”. The very purpose of this disclaimer is to meet the statutory requirements. Only very few people would have heard it when it is mentioned in the radio or television as it flashes by at lightning speed. In print media (Newspaper, Magazines) it is published in extremely small font. Only investors who know the statutory requirements would even be aware of the statement because the advertisements, with ‘namesake’ disclaimers, are hardly educative.
So, what is the mystery behind the ‘flash’ statement? The statement means that mutual fund scheme invests the money collected from investors in instruments which are subject to market risk. Every investor of a MF should read the offer document carefully before they invest their money with the fund house. Continue reading “Mutual Funds – Reading between the lines”
Well, its bit old actually, but it is still good:
Safety is a product, not a process.
It is being said in the industrial accident context. I’ll let the Ranter explain! through his blog.
In general, effective safety measures are usually something you do, and scattering costly “devices” around an unchanged process is a classic failure mode. Not least because they might instil a false sense of safety and lead people to take risks… Continue reading “RISK MANAGEMENT”
Equity markets (specifically the market for large capitalization stocks) seem to be very different from other markets in that they are the only markets that are unconditionally liquid. The Basel Committee has officially recognized this – in their classification of 24 markets by liquidity horizons, the large cap equity market is the only market in the most liquid bucket. (Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Fundamental review of the trading book: A revised market risk framework, Second Consultative Document, October 2013, Table 2, page 16)
There is abundant anecdotal evidence for the greater liquidity of large cap equity markets in stressed conditions – you may not like the price but you would not have any occasion to complain about the volume. For example, in India when the fraud in Satyam was revealed, Continue reading “How different are Equity Markets”
Like Jennifer Lawrence‘s fall at the Oscars, unexpected but a chance to shine ‘comedically,’ Italy’s elections have shocked investors but provided attractive entry points to strong international firms, insulated from domestic woes (as well as offer up some funny one-liners from candidates). The possible loss of eagerly anticipated labour reforms, financial restrictions and market contagion provide shorter term sources of turmoil. Continue reading “From Rome With Love”