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Should you move away from large-cap funds?
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Should you move away from large-cap funds?

Sticking to smaller and mid-cap companies can be more fruitful, suggests Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Saurabh Mukherjea of Ambit Capital has an interesting thesis: Relatively smaller corporates will consistently outperform larger corporates over the long term. He did a data-based study of the top 100 stocks in India since 1991. More specifically, he compared the top 10 stocks of the BSE100 by market cap (top-decile) with the bottom 10 stocks (bottom decile).   ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

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Will Indian stock markets rise or fall? Track the FPIs

A falling rupee and lower foreign buying in equities are signals investors should watch out for, says Devangshu Datta. When money is available at low cost, rational investors will invest until there's nothing left to invest in. The risk profile of all investments will rise. This is one reason why bubbles develop. Crashes happen when money becomes more expensive or there are no investment avenues. Once a crash occurs, policymakers tend to loosen money supply again to encourage activity. This ...
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Stocks: How to navigate the next big fall

The longer a bear market lasts, the more the eventual returns are, says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It is an axiom that stocks are never fairly priced. The theory of reflexivity states that when a big downtrend or uptrend starts, it is guaranteed to overshoot the fair price mark. Most of the time, therefore, valuations are higher or lower than justified by fundamentals. It is relatively easy for a long-term investor to handle a situation when stocks are undervalued: ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Can Robots now be given citizenship?

Could robots vote for effective political leadership?Arguably they could do this better than humans.They are far better at fact-checking for obvious lies, and far better at gauging the sincerity of statements by analysing body language, facial movements and vocal tonality of speakers,' says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently granted citizenship to a robot, Sophia. Sophia is a lifelike female-shaped android. 'She' looks approximately ...
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A roller-coaster ride for the rupee this December

The dollar-rupee rate could move in the opposite direction if dollar policy rates rise and the FPIs sell in December, says Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com This month, forex traders are braced for plenty of volatility across a widely traded basket of currencies. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday kept the policy rate unchanged. The Federal Reserve is expected to hike the US Fed Funds rate at its review on December 12-13.   The Fed may also proceed with ...
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The genius who discovered how stars live and die

The LIGO announcement -- which confirmed, among other things, that gold, platinum and other heavy metals were products of neutron star collisions -- came just before Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar's 107th birthday.Devangshu Datta on how a 19-year-old Indian first concluded how stars live and die.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In July 1930, a 19 year old from Madras boarded a ship, heading for Trinity College, Cambridge. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, who was born on October 19, 1910, was the ...
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Why cash flow analysis is essential for India Inc

Cash flow-based analysis should throw up businesses better able to survive the transient effects of a working capital crunch, says Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) over the past week might have eased the tax burden to some extent by moving many items down to the 18 per cent band, from 28 per cent. But, the tax still lays heavy working capital burdens on businesses.   It needs to be paid upfront when invoices are generated, ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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How fake accounts drive Twitter

'Any 21st-century political campaign will involve a lot of jockeying for social media territory.'The higher the profile of the campaign, the more likely it is to draw freelancers.Devangshu Datta surveys the Battle of the Bots. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com On October 15, at 1.56 pm, the official Twitter account of Rahul Gandhi reacted to a tweet by US President Donald Trump praising American-Pakistani relations with this tweet: 'Modiji quick, looks like President Trump needs another ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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The Coming Battle of the Bots

'The 2019 election and the run-up to it will certainly see bots being deployed in large numbers on all sides.' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com On Friday, Devangshu Datta explained in the first part of this feature how 'any 21st-century political campaign will involve a lot of jockeying for social media territory.' 'The higher the profile of the campaign,' he pointed out, 'the more likely it is to draw freelancers.'   In the concluding segment of his feature, Devangshu looks at the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Can you solve the 3 Prisoners Problem?

'These problems teach us to think and assess information in a rational way.''That's all important at a time when a minister for education crudely humiliates a schoolteacher for giving the right answers,' says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Game show host Monty Hall (1921 to 2017) died on September 30. Recreational mathematicians will mourn his passage for he devised a most intriguing problem in his 1960s show, Let's Make a Deal. Here's how it went.   A contestant ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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