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Reflection on Indian equity market

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Correction unlikely, price wise.

Price / Earnings multiples of small / mid / large cap to stay elevated because several trillion USD is at 0.25% interest rate. This rate looks like a permanent base.

Just as investors kept waiting for the dividend yield to come within 6% of bond in the past 50 years, and never switched to stocks, looks like P/E will stay expanded because of low interest rates. So, stocks are frothy but will stay frothy.

Per Capita at 1800$ provides a lot of room for growth. 10-20X.

ROEs are unlikely to go up to even 15-18% for NIFTY (unlike 25% during 2003-2008 bull run) because of surplus liquidity and general acceptability of India being favourable on demographic and knowledge parameters. Excess funds would / could set up more service / manufacturing capacity thus gravitating ROEs lower. Meaning intrinsically NIFTY will not and cannot grow 15-18%+ sustainably.

Bank NPAs not fully cleaned up. Average Johnny will pay for the bank NPAs for infrastructure and apartment loans. It is a bit confusing as infrastructure is not even close to meeting requirements, so it should be able to sweat and produce high ROE. Apartments costing 5-15 crores are understandably stuffed.


If the long term (30 year) rate on bonds is 0.25%, then stocks at 0.5% dividend yield and 10% growth at 40 times earnings are cheap mathematically.

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Reversal in this chart can cause maximum wealth destruction in equities.

That reversal could come from new discovery / new industry actually resulting in optimism and productivity improvements.

At this time closed systems look quite good when money sans borders is comparing 0.25% bond to a 50 PE equity. Buying the biggest / most profitable department store on an Island of Fiji or Tonga sounds sane.

Disclosure: Views are personal notions and do not represent any organisation or company. Investment in stock market can (and many a times do) result in loss of principal capital.




Written by amitdipsite

August 31, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Hi Amit,
    I notices that you are a major shareholder in “Blue Chip Tex”. I am following this company for a long time, but couldn’t develop conviction to buy, even though they are reporting good growth. Following are the points I am concerned about :

    1. Lot of related party transactions
    2. Low operating margin
    3. High promoter pledging
    4. Lack of future growth visibility / opportunity size.

    Would it possible for you to throw some light on the above points ?
    Thanking you in advance.


    Gouri maya

    September 9, 2016 at 7:49 pm

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