Is this the best time to invest?

India definitely a country for future, when the world is slowing down India will outperform the global markets. Theseblog are some of the financial headlines that push people to be in markets.

So if somebody asks me – Is this the best time for the investment? My generic answer is I don’t know. To be honest whenever you have money that’s always the best time to invest. If you try to time the market – you are gone unless you a lucky fool. Because the unlucky genius have always failed in timing the market .

Typically I do very less articles on personal finance and I would like to argue today when is the best time to invest in the stock markets? It is said that “Good returns are seldom made on investments made in good times. Continue reading “Is this the best time to invest?”

How different are Equity Markets

Equity markets (specifically the market for large capitalization stocks) seem to be very different from other markets in that they areblog 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”