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MC Special podcast | Thinking of timing the market? Just 'stagger' your money

Tune into this special segment where Moneycontrol's Kshitij Anand and Siddharth Bothra, Sr VP - Fund Manager, Motilal Oswal AMC, talk about the dynamics of stock market.

Want to invest in equity markets but afraid that the market will fall? Well, if you have a similar question, then you are not alone.

Timing the market could be tough, but the right approach which investors could take is to invest in markets in a staggered manner, Siddharth Bothra, Sr VP - Fund Manager, Motilal Oswal AMC told Kshitij Anand in a special segment.The S&P BSE Sensex hit a record high of 40,816 on November 20 while Nifty50 flirted with 12,000 levels.

"It is difficult to time the market. If we look back, just 3-4 months back everyone was negative about markets. But, going forward, I do not see major triggers which could trigger a runaway rally. The economic numbers are still weak and even if we see a recovery it would be mild, so chances of a runaway rally gets ruled out. If one is planning to invest in markets then the horizon should be a minimum of 3-5 years," he said.


Bothra further added that as long as investors have a long-term view, market gyrations might not impact the portfolio much but given the fact that markets have rallied sharply, investors could look at investing in a staggered manner.

Tune in to this Special Moneycontrol podcast for more.

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First Published on Nov 21, 2019 12:29 pm
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