Mid Caps crack…..

Mid Caps under performed against the broader indices by closing more into negative territory than the broad indices today (Sept 13th, 2017). SENSEX stayed positive and flat, NIFTY moved into negative territory. As the markets are climbing higher and higher, there is visible tiredness, while the fund flow is not letting them to correct.

Our portfolio had a bigger correction with 0.77% losses as we had more number of stocks closing negative than the positive ones. A correction is always healthy as it helps us to move out of the weaker holdings and add new stocks that are getting strength to get prepared for the next rally. Hopefully, this time the market should correct to some extent.

Feels good to think about the situation we are in today, from the periods where we used to fear a correction, now we are welcoming it. A clear sign of maturity, not only with Bravisa, the whole market or the managers who are managing substantial are looking for it.

In a couple of week’s from now, September results will begin to flow, which is expected to give some kind of guidance to the markets. As we hold a portfolio of high quality stocks, we should not fear a correction, we expect a churn in our portfolio too in the coming week’s.

Metals were the leaders in our portfolio today, JSL is about to reach 100% gains since our purchase. Gains were also seen in the home construction and Sugar space. KEI is among the major losers, giving up gains it had post its result announcement, where as the stock is strong and will get going soon.

Beating the benchmarks continuously

We had another good day for our portfolio today. After having very strong gains from our portfolio stocks which has been giving us the edge to out perform the benchmarks on a continuous basis, today again we managed to hold strength.

SENSEX was down 0.36%, MidCap was flat & Small caps managed a positive close of 0.36%. Our portfolio managed a 0.30% positive close today. As we are holding just above 20% of our capital in cash, it has been a good number for the day.

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Stars for the day are Edelweiss with close to 5% gain and Zuari with a near 7% gain. Zuari has 1% capital exposure and is a fairly recent entrant while Edelweiss has been there in our portfolio since last year. Hence on the value terms Edelweiss has topped for us today. We do have a couple of under performers in our portfolio like Vijaya Bank which had lost 5% today & has given a total loss of 30% so far, having been one of our very poor holdings, while we are holding this stock as its balance sheet numbers were good and that is the reason this stock qualified its entry into our ranking tables. Himadri followed with a 3% loss for the day, while this stock has had a good run up, so, giving back small gains is normal.

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In spite of tensions across the globe due to the nuclear face off by North Korea, where the global equities took a hit, our portfolio has been standing strong. Works around the thought that, there is good flow of money into the market and all that money is chasing quality stocks.

Sectors that have been doing good in the markets now are Home construction, Cement, housing finance & NBFC’s. As we have good amount of exposure in all these sectors and not have any of the weak sectors in our portfolio, our performance is great.

Visaka, one of our multi-bagger

Housing for all scheme by the Government is a positive for the economy in various manners. 4 Crore houses to be build by 2022, the creation itself will bring huge business opportunities for the Cement, Steel and home construction goods manufacturers. Once the houses are ready, the occupants will need to have the basic necessities to run their homes, utensils, durable’s, furnishing etc., these businesses will flourish.

In line with this thought, our investment in Visaka Industries, a company that manufactures sheets for houses as well as other home construction accessories. We purchased this stock when it came in our research ranking table in the month of January 2017 at a price of ₹190 per share. It is 8 months since we are holding this stock, apart from the dividend of r₹6 per share, the current price of the stock is ₹672.00. An appreciation of ₹482 or 250% growth in 8 months.

One of the Multi-baggers in our portfolio…..

 

2 years of normal monsoon a boon to the markets

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Met department has predicted normal monsoon this year. It follows the previous year which was also normal. This means big good news for the markets. We are going to see big gains coming…. Reason, farmers will have surplus income in their hands and will add to consumption. Rarely does such occurrences happen, where always there are drought conditions following one good or normal year of monsoon. Where our farmers clear off all their loans when there is normal monsoon and a fairly good crop. Now, if there is a second year of good income, where they will not have loans to pay, and can think of some luxuries for their families.

Once they have surplus funds, they will think of buying a new TV, automobile, renovate his home and more such goodies…. As their lifestyle improves, so will the economy. Businesses will have good sales, sectors like home construction, which already has a booster in the form of the Government’s “Home for all Scheme”, consumer goods and auto companies.

We look forward to have a great year for the markets. As this writing happens, the market is in consolidation, with no mood to get into correction. Mid caps, which were the stars as always have corrected to some extent. Sector rotation is happening, Sugar is showing signs of weakness, while banking is showing strength.

Good times ahead…….