How to evaluate LIC IPO and other insurance companies?
An aggressive growth focus like private insurers could also increase value of LIC's future business
Investing in global markets in the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine war
The US provides exposure to an interesting matrix of growth vectors ranging from artificial intelligence, consumer technology, Internet of Things, 5G, Metaverse and Cloud, to healthcare, athleisure, fitness and wellness, electric vehicles and digital transformation.
The direct way to invest in global stocks
The limits for mutual funds to invest abroad may have been exhausted and new limits will come, eventually. In the meantime, Indian investors can buy shares of foreign-listed companies directly.
US markets: Investing even in the second-best stock within a theme can be rewarding
Instead of buying the expensive top names, a conservatively valued portfolio is not just safer, but is also likely to deliver extraordinary returns
The GameStop saga: How an Ugly Duckling turned into a Golden Swan
Allocating a portion of your portfolio in stocks that come with large discount-to-intrinsic value can benefit your overall portfolio if one or few of them burst out and see higher than normal market gains
US market valuations not expensive, opportunities in niche segments still attractive
Concentrate on segments such as information technology, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, communications and industrials
Some global companies can be less risky than domestic peers
We cannot jump to the typical conclusion that the Indian company is relatively safer and that a global one is more risky
Compare global companies with local firms to take a relative value call
You may want to explore possible substitutes in the same space in the developed markets.
Be a consumer in global products or an investor in international stocks?
Fast growing sectors, such as biotech, alternative energy, internet media, internet retailers, artificial intelligence, robotics and cybersecurity are missing from the typical Indian investor’s basket
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