Markets: Eerie calm

Markets: Eerie calm

it is not clear when market sentiment can change; as in the past, it can be quite sudden.
At a turn and yet not

At a turn and yet not

RBI could be tempted to cut policy rate to support growth at its bi-monthly review.

BSE Sensex, NSE Nifty dismal show shakes faith in long-term investing

Aug 29 2013, 16:01 IST
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SummaryThe negative returns given by the benchmark indices over the last five years has weakened the case for long-term investing in equities.

been a learning experience for us,” said Dr Nirakar Pradhan, chief investment officer, Future Generali India Life Insurance.

Markets have seen a highly volatile trajectory over the last five years. In 2008, Sensex dived from 20,286 to the year’s low of 8,451 within 11 months in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Since touching this low, the BSE barometer has managed to gain about 112%.

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