Markets To Inch Higher – Time To Go Shopping!
When it comes to the equity markets there is never a dull moment – constant highs and lows keep investors in a state of perpetual movement. And that is the case even now when the current market condition has put many investors in a dilemma. The more than decent recovery in the markets has kept investors guessing about the future movement of their stocks. Geyatee Deshpande discusses how the markets have behaved in 2020 while Yogesh Supekar highlights the investing opportunities in the current markets even as the DSIJ research team shares its ‘top picks’ for the next one year
Its festive time, especially Diwali, and a good time to sit back, take a deep breath and indulge in a review of events affecting your portfolio. The current festival period is definitely sweeter than the previous one as the broader markets have performed much better than the previous year. The year 2020 can be termed as a ‘black swan’ year with the pandemic hitting us from the blue. Fortunately, the graph of the number of cases shows that recovery has been more than impressive in the past few days.
In response, the markets have turned positive, sending out a signal of hope to investors. However, the rally in 2020 has been restricted to high-growth stocks. And if we take into account the mother of all markets i.e. those of the US, it was the FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) stocks that dominated the market moves. Amazon delivered more than 64 per cent returns while Netflix was up by more than 47 per cent on YTD basis with Facebook and Alphabet (Google) inching up by 28 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, on YTD basis.
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