Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


View Poll Results: Stocks as a percentage of my net assets are -
0 - 25% -- I'm like the most conservative Indians. I love FDs. 220 31.88%
26 - 50% -- I have a few stocks. 307 44.49%
51 - 75% -- I'm an active trader. 113 16.38%
76 - 100% -- Hey, I'm an i-banker!!! 50 7.25%
Voters: 690. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th October 2008, 19:47   #766
BHPian
 
TSEA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 214
Thanked: 32 Times
Default

Nice Article.

WHEN THE BUBBLE BURST

Source: The Hindu : Magazine : When the bubble burst
TSEA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th October 2008, 20:49   #767
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delhi
Posts: 527
Thanked: 58 Times
Default

Great Article my friend, but does anyone see any way out for this. If this continue for long I think most of people will become bankrupt now. How long we will stay without job like this. As it has impacted IT as well and there are no new projects in market and I have seen some presentation in my company which says no hope till 2010. What do you say guys ?
sam003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2008, 11:21   #768
BHPian
 
CtrlAltDel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: HyderaGr8
Posts: 500
Thanked: 24 Times
Default

in such severe bear market, investors have to take a long term view and invest in companies with sound fundamentals in sectors like infrastructure, power, steel etc.

remember that whatever comes down has to go up ultimately (and vice versa). this is just a cycle that will go back up. this is the right time to pick up dirt cheap stocks in good companies.

dont panic about losses in the short term. believe me, in about 3-5 years people who invest now would be rolling in wealth

if you are not familiar with stock markets, invest in mutual funds with a good track record.

and about the so-called "nationalization" of banks in the US, remember that its not actually a "nationalization". US government is buying up controlling stock (at cheap rates) in those firms so that they can set the functioning right (sub-prime loans for example) to avoid a financial disaster.

once the firms are back on a sound footing, the govenment would divest those shares back to the investors, at a profit.

this is not a case of "nationalization" where the govt becomes the sole owner and the employees become govenment employees. there will be layoffs under govt supervision too as a part of restructuring.
CtrlAltDel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2008, 12:48   #769
BHPian
 
appuchan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bangy
Posts: 641
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

Looks like Sensex is going to touch 4 digits soon... :(
appuchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2008, 13:54   #770
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N.A
Posts: 6,830
Thanked: 1,476 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by appuchan View Post
Looks like Sensex is going to touch 4 digits soon... :(
I think 8-9k is a very realistic level for people to start investing again. I've been very skeptical of the ridiculous 20k levels that the index touched in the recent past - driven by nothing but foreign fund inflows.
Steeroid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2008, 14:32   #771
Senior - BHPian
 
harry10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Faridabad/Delhi
Posts: 2,217
Thanked: 554 Times
Default

Seems like market has recovered a bit since morning.
harry10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th October 2008, 14:37   #772
BHPian
 
gkrishn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 584
Thanked: 36 Times
Thumbs down Trouble ahead? Top bank borrows Rs1,000 cr @ 20%

Here is the article... with out naming who is who...

http://www.livemint.com/2008/10/1000...orrow.html?h=E
gkrishn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2008, 09:10   #773
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 197
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steeroid View Post
I think 8-9k is a very realistic level for people to start investing again. I've been very skeptical of the ridiculous 20k levels that the index touched in the recent past - driven by nothing but foreign fund inflows.
looks like the sensex is slowly grinding its way there. interesting times.
jagan0677 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2008, 09:52   #774
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 2,175
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

I have lost more than gained in the stock market (losses are low because I am by nature conservative). I do have company ESOPs which are now under water from Rs. 400/share profit in early 2008. However this is an opportunity loss rather than an actual loss, since I have yet to exercise my options.
vasudeva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2008, 11:12   #775
Senior - BHPian
 
Sudipto-S-Team's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 1,294
Thanked: 257 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steeroid View Post
I think 8-9k is a very realistic level for people to start investing again. I've been very skeptical of the ridiculous 20k levels that the index touched in the recent past - driven by nothing but foreign fund inflows.
As of now most of my investments are in bank deposits and some goldshares and of course some bluechips that I will always hold. I had exited at around 18k.

The time to invest back in the market will be when people stop talking about the market - good, bad or neutral - for some time.

It will happen next year.

Watching this thread as to when it stops getting hits. That'll be the time to buy bluechips.
Sudipto-S-Team is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2008, 12:06   #776
Senior - BHPian
 
KSM-Vtec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: MH-02-India-Bombay-Bandra
Posts: 1,563
Thanked: 437 Times
Default

Missed the circuit by less than half a %.
KSM-Vtec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2008, 13:16   #777
Team-BHP Support
 
manson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,532
Thanked: 2,000 Times
Default

What would some fundamentally strong companies to invest in, keeping in mind a 2-3 year time line.

manson.
manson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2008, 13:23   #778
BHPian
 
gemballa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: mumbai
Posts: 368
Thanked: 311 Times
Default

as of now nothing unless you want big risk and if so go for l&t....
gemballa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2008, 13:36   #779
Senior - BHPian
 
spadival's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 1,770
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

LOL.. Anybody wants my L&T shares? . I got a small amount worth Rs 20k some time back. Now its worth all of Rs 4k - a loss of value of over 80% !!

But all said and done, its a solid company with solid results. I may buy some more now.
spadival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2008, 13:42   #780
Team-BHP Support
 
manson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 3,532
Thanked: 2,000 Times
Default

The Sensex has just dipped below 9K!

manson.
manson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stock Steering Wheel with Audio Controls Connected to After Market Headunit? Epic In-Car Entertainment 34 24th July 2014 12:36
Stock Market - Technical Analyis Tutorial carboy Shifting gears 5 24th June 2011 23:28
Games you can play at office (Flash / browser based) Spinnerr Shifting gears 24 23rd September 2010 20:37


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:32.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks