How the Water-Diamond Paradox Helps Explain the Subjective Nature of Investing

The famous philosopher Adam Smith, best known for his classic work The Wealth of Nations, came across a perplexing paradox. Smith noted that the value of water, from a survival standpoint, is infinitely higher than the value of diamonds. Diamonds will not help you survive while stranded on a desert; water will. Therefore, when it came toRead More

Guide To Stock Market Crashes – Sensex & Nifty

Guide To Stock Market Crashes – Sensex & Nifty

So the market crashed! What do you do now? If you invest in SIPs, mutual funds or stocks then this guide is for you. We are going to bust some myths TradeAcademy style, this guide will talk specifically for the 24th August market crash. On the morning of 24th August I was speaking with Shrinivas,Read More

Reliance: The journey to $75 billion and beyond

It has been 37 years since Reliance listed on the stock market. If you had invested Rs 1,000 in RIL shares when it listed in 1977-78, it would have been worth Rs 7.78 lakh, its chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani had proudly said at its annual general meeting in 2012. It is a mammothRead More

Bharat Electronics Limited Stock Analysis

Bharat Electronics Limited Stock Analysis From the author: Bharat Electronics Limited (“BEL” or the “Company”) is a Government of India undertaking engaged in the manufacture and supply of strategic electronic products primarily the defense services.  The Company operates under the Ministry of Defense and engaged in the designing and developing of specialized weapons and advanced electronic products not only for Indian armed forces butRead More

Noida Toll Bridge Stock Analysis

Noida Toll Bridge Stock Analysis From the author: Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (“Noida Toll” or the “Company”) operates as a road infrastructure company in India. The Company engages in the development, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Delhi Noida Toll Bridge (DND Flyway) under the build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) basis. For a financial report Noida Toll including itsRead More

ITC Limited

ITC Limited – Overview From the author: Indian Tobacco Company Limited (“ITC” or the “Company”) was incorporated on 24 August 1910 under the name of Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited and its name was changed to ITC Limited in 1974. Today, the Company is rated among world’s most reputable companies by Forbes magazine andRead More

GSFC Limited Stock Analysis

GSFC Limited Stock Analysis – Overview From the author: Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (“GSFC” or the “Company”) is engaged in the manufacture of fertilisers as well as industrial chemical products and has positioned itself as a dual player, to protect itself against a slowdown in any of its business segments. It generates 65 % of its revenues from theRead More

IDFC Limited Stock Analysis

IDFC Limited Stock Analysis – Overview From the author: IDFC Limited (“IDFC” or the “Company”) is an integrated infrastructure finance player providing end to end infrastructure financing and project implementation services.  The Company operates through seven wholly owned subsidiary companies. For a financial report on the company and business verticals – IDFC financial statements. Disclaimer: The stock analysisRead More

Bharat Gears Stock Analysis

Bharat Gears Stock Analysis – Overview From the author: The automobile sector in India is going through an extremely slow phase over the last 12-18 months. Growth in passenger car sales is at a record low and uncertainty in infrastructure projects has severely affected commercial vehicle sales. Despite this, over the last 12 months, Bharat GearsRead More

Stock Analysis of Coal India Limited

Stock Analysis of Coal India Limited – Overview From the author: Despite sluggish growth and bad sentiment created by the coal scam, Coal India has managed to remain in the top 5 Indian companies (based on market capitalization). Over the last 5 years Coal India has underperformed both the Sensex and the top 10 companies inRead More