Have you increased your equity investments recently?

Across years, we have observed that investor’s behaviour changes as per the market sentiment. They turn risk averse when markets are going through a rough patch. On the contrary, they take more risk during the bullish phase. Exactly opposite behaviour is expected while investing in equities. We wonder how investors make same mistakes time and again. Like they say, history never repeats but it rhymes. In the recent times, Indian markets have been very generous. Corporate earnings haven’t kicked in and still equity returns are fantastic. Recent investors believe that 15-16% CAGR is the minimum returns one can expect from equities irrespective of when one invests. This myth is spread by brokers and Mutual Funds who tend to highlight such high “returns” in their pitch for selling equity products rather than explaining other inherent advantages of equities. (Inflation beating returns, tax free, compounding returns to meet goals faster) Many argue […]

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GIC Re IPO : Good business; Punchy valuations

GIC Re IPO : Good business; Punchy valuations

Issue Open: Oct 11, 2017 – Oct 13, 2017 Issue Type: Book Built Issue IPO Issue Size: 124,700,000 Equity Shares of Rs 5 aggregating up to Rs 11,372.64 Cr Face Value: Rs 5 Per Equity Share Issue Price: Rs 855 – Rs 912 Per Equity Share Market Lot: 16 Shares Minimum Order Quantity: 16 Shares Listing At: BSE, NSE   About the company GIC Re provides reinsurance across many key business lines including fire (property), marine, motor, engineering, agriculture, aviation/space, health, liability, credit and financial and life insurance. The company has exposure to domestic and international business. In FY17, reinsurance written for risks outside of India represented 30.5% of gross premiums. It has underwritten business from 161 countries and as on June 30, 2017 the company was ranked as the 12th largest global reinsurer in 2016 and the 3rd largest Asian reinsurer in 2015 in terms of gross premium accepted. The […]

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How to make losses less painful?

Psychology plays a major role in any decision making. There are ample studies to indicate that poor decision making can be attributed to a few key heuristics, leading to terrible consequences for the decision maker. One such heuristic is called loss aversion. It was identified by two Israeli psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. In Decision Theory, loss aversion refers to people’s tendency to prefer avoiding losses over acquiring equivalent gains: it’s better to not lose Rs. 100 than to find Rs. 100. Studies conducted by above mentioned academicians suggest that psychologically, losses are twice as impactful as gains. Some examples are as follows, We don’t want to throw away the stuff we don’t need We don’t sell a stock that is below our purchase price just because we don’t want to take a loss We don’t sell a house for less than what we paid If we lose the […]

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Godrej Agrovet; Commodity business with scale advantage; valuation unjustified

Godrej Agrovet; Commodity business with scale advantage; valuation unjustified

Issue Date: Oct 4, 2017 – Oct 6, 2017 Face Value: INR 10 per equity share Issue Type: Book Built Issue IPO Issue Size: Fresh Issue: Rs 291 Cr Offer for Sale: Rs 866 Cr Issue Size: Rs 1157 Cr Price Band: Rs 450 – Rs 460 Per Equity Share Market Lot: 32 Shares approx Minimum Order Quantity: 32 Shares Listing at: BSE, NSE About the company Godrej Agrovet is a diversified, research and development focused agri-business company with operations across five verticals namely; animal feed, crop protection, oil palm, dairy, poultry and processed foods. Animal Feed: The portfolio of products comprises of cattle feed, poultry feed (broiler and layer), aqua feed (fish and shrimp) and specialty feed. It has aggregate production capacity of 23,00,000 MTPA, as of June 30, 2017. Also, its joint venture company in Bangladesh named ACI Godrej has two manufacturing facilities with an aggregate production capacity of 5,70,000 MTPA, as of June 30, 2017. Crop […]

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SBI Life IPO – Stretched Valuation; Euphoria in IPO Space

SBI Life IPO – Stretched Valuation; Euphoria in IPO Space

Issue Date: Sep 20, 2017 – Sep 22, 2017 Face Value: INR 10 per equity share Issue Type: Book Built Issue IPO Issue Size: Offer for Sale of 120,000,000 Equity Shares Issue Size: Rs 8,400.00 Cr Price Band: Rs 685 – Rs 700 Per Equity Share Market Lot: 21 Shares approx Minimum Order Quantity: 21 Shares Listing at: BSE, NSE   About the company SBI Life Insurance Company Limited (SBI Life) is the largest life insurance company in  India in terms of New Business Premium (NBP) with the highest 20.04% market share. It was incorporated in March 2001 as a joint venture between largest PSU bank SBI(74%) and global insurance company BNP Paribas Cardif (BNPPC) (26%) with equity capital of Rs.125Cr. Initially, the business was operated only through the agency channel with 719 advisors and by end of FY03 bancassurance channel was launched, which has now become an immense network covering rural and urban India. In FY06,SBI Life became […]

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