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The 2020 stock market crash is a harsh reality check for momentum investors

The strategy has gone awry as the outbreak has disrupted the global economy and pushed the world to the verge of a global recession

April 14, 2020 / 09:00 AM IST
The 2020 stock market crash is a harsh reality check for momentum investors

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Quarterly performance largely backed by improved realisations
Medium-term triggers China plus and protectionist measures for tyre industry
Valuations not inexpensive; but improved medium-term outlook

Momentum investing is a strategy that seeks to capitalize on the continuance of a market trend. It means buying stocks or other securities that outperformed the market in the past 6-12 months, and selling those that are underperforming.  Over 2018 and 2019, momentum investing gained traction among fund managers and institutional investors, as a few large cap stocks were rising like hot-air balloons. Despite heady valuations and meagre earnings growth, investors were flocking to buy high quality names to ride...

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