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How to make more money when markets are volatile

How to make more money when markets are volatile

Apart from SIPs and STPs, value-averaging can help investors make more money, says Devangshu Datta. The Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is popular and practical for anybody with periodic savings. It is a good way to invest in volatile assets such as equity, exchange traded funds, equity mutual funds (MFs) and debt-MFs. If prices fall, an SIP automatically averages down the price of acquisition, making it a hedge. This ensures the investor is poised to make greater profits eventually when the ..., 2 days ago

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Review: Altered Carbon is superb!

Devangshu Datta enjoyed the Netflix series thoroughly! IMAGE: Joel Kinnaman in Altered Carbon. The Netflix series Altered Carbon features a hero, Takeshi Kovacs, who is both 40 years old and 290 years old. He is played by Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee. Kovacs is a former soldier serving a penal sentence. He is released from prison and hired as a detective with a rather odd brief: A billionaire wants to know who murdered him (the billionaire) in a manner that seems like a 24th-century riff on ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Is India in an equity bubble?

Bubbles can inflate indefinitely and also burst, with deep corrections, warns Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ The National Stock Exchange's Nifty 50 index has been running at a price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 26 for months. This is about 35 per cent above its long-term median levels. The NSE 500 -- the 500 largest stocks listed on the exchange -- is running at a PE of 31-plus. The primary market has also seen richly priced initial public offerings (IPOs) getting ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Why there won't be any winner in Donald Trump's trade war

India’s economy could also suffer some ill-effects without necessarily triggering retaliation via higher tariff barriers against Indian goods, says Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ A “trade war” triggered by the US could be a defining factor that retards growth across the globe. Donald Trump proposes to impose a 25 per cent customs tariff on steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium.   In retaliation, the European Union (EU), Canada, ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

PNB scam + NPAs = Long-term bear market?

'Retail investors have been selling since the Budget and Foreign Portfolio Investors started selling.''Thus far, domestic institutions have picked up the slack, buying enough to keep the major indices from falling off a cliff.''However, there has been carnage in smaller stocks and the financial sector has been hit much harder than the major market indices,' points out Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ The Rs 14 billion scam at the Punjab National Bank has dominated headlines ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

PNB scam can trigger a major market crash

'The financial sector will be hit even harder than the overall market.''The banking sector will eventually be rescued.''But it may go into a long downwards spiral before things turn around.''Threat or buying opportunity?' asks Devangshu Datta. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters When there's a crisis in an industry that's too important to fail, is it a threat or opportunity for investors? Analysts of Indian banking will be wondering about the answer. The non-performing assets crisis has had a ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Alpha Zero and the future of artificial intelligence

Prime Minister Modi inaugurates the Wadhwani Centre for Artificial Intelligence at IIT-Bombay today.'One problem with machine learning is that extensive human inputs are required.''This is both an expense and time consuming.''If AIs can do this on their own, the process may become more efficient,' says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ Years ago, I witnessed a thought experiment discussed by two old friends. One was an astrophysicist, the other a data scientist; neither was ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

21 million 'unwanted' girls born in India

'... because their parents wanted a boy.''But over 2 million women go every year due to sex-selective abortion, disease, neglect or inadequate nutrition,' says Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: In 1991, Amartya Sen reckoned that there were about 40 million 'missing' women, based on skew in the gender ratio.By 2011, that figure of missing women had risen to 63 million. Photograph: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters Legendary puzzler Martin Gardner once posed two related questions: First, Mr Smith has two children.
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Is the Nifty heading for a crash?

Nifty 10,025 will be the last level of reliable support for the bull market.It is too early to judge if the fall in Nifty from an all-time high of 11,170 to the February 12 closing of 10,539 is a big trend reversal or merely a short-term correction, says Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ Trading through last week has been extremely volatile with daily swings and nervous bursts of selling. This, in fact, has been the global pattern and India has done better than other major ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Are you ready for a sudden correction?

Indices have hit all-time highs in the New Year and the sentiment remains strong. All valuations are at extremely high levels, cautions Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ January is an important month in several ways. Foreign Portfolio Investors tend to formulate their broad global strategy and projections. It's also when Q3 corporate results will start coming. Since the Budget has been advanced to February 1, a huge number of rumours are being clustered.   In terms ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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