Learning from the latest market decline

Long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of terror This phrase is attributed to many different people said to be describing many different professions. From driving big-rig trucks, flying aircraft to modern warfare. And of course, it has since been co-opted by the investment profession and by the best investors, as a metaphor for the vagaries of the market. Personally, I think it’s a bit dramatic comparing warfare with the buying and selling of stocks. True to form, financial media in the US announced 5th Feb 2018 was “the worst point decline in history“. Phrased like that you can’t help

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Five charts that should worry Indian equity investors in 2018

1. India among three most expensive markets in the world Souce: starcapital.de “Between 1979 and 2015 we observed an average Shiller-CAPE of 18.3 and an average price-to-book (PB) of 1.8 in 17 MSCI country indices. Based on the assumption that these average valuation levels approximately represent a fair valuation level, Southern Europe, and Emerging Markets are attractive whereas the US stock market significantly trades above its fair value.” The United States, Switzerland, and India stand out as the most expensive markets in the world at the moment when considered on Shiller CAPE (Cyclically Adjusted Price-Earnings) and Price-Book metrics. However, my

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