Monthly Archives: November 2013

AD Volume line for CNX 500 stocks

A rally is said to have legs if the move is accompanied by strong volumes. One such indicator to measure the breadth of a market is the AD Volume Line. You can read more about the indicator here: http://stockcharts.com/help/doku.php?id=chart_school:technical_indicators:ad_volume_line Below is … Continue reading

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Bank Sector – Active Investing vs. Passive Investing

Over the last 1 year, Bank Bees has returned a negative 1.22% ROI. Dedicated Bank Sector Mutual funds on the other hand have done much worse save for ICICI Prudential Banking and Financial Services Reg.  UTI Banking Sector fund seems to … Continue reading

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Is it time to invest into PSU Banks?

Even though the markets are near to all time highs, one major sector that is lagging behind is PSU Banking Index. The chart below is a relative plot of Bank Nifty and CNX PSU Bank Index. While PSU Bank Index … Continue reading

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Tendulkar vs. the Rest – Test Averages

Comparison of batting averages of players who have played a minimum of 50 test matches in their career.

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Indian Presidents and Sensex Returns

Of the many well known cycles in the market, one such cycle is the Presidential Cycle. This is applicable only to United States. Quote about it from Investopedia: A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets … Continue reading

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Consecutive days of Wins and Loss in Nifty

  When Nifty closed in Red on Friday (8th Nov 2013), it was the 37th occasion that we have seen Nifty Current Month running futures close in negative for the 5th day running. The chart below (which is plotted on … Continue reading

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BSE Sensex vs. S&P 500 (US) – Year by Year returns comparison

The chart below displays the returns of BSE Sensex vs. S&P 500 of US since 1981 till date (November 7). What is interesting is that since 2003, we have outperformed S&P 500 on every positive occasion and under-performed S&P 500 … Continue reading

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Risk of buying a Wrong Lingerie

Sorry for the tongue in cheek name for the post, but then again, what can explain such a wide difference for choosing the wrong brand 😉     Since the time of listing of Lovable lingerie, the stock has returned a … Continue reading

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ATR for Nifty futures – 2008 to 2013 (Oct)

The intra-day volatility in Nifty has considerably reduced since the insane volatility we saw in 2008. But is this the calm before the storm?   Above pic shows the ATR of 14 days on Hourly data of Nifty Futures. 

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CNX Realty – A bullish thought

CNX Realty has been one of the worst performing indices over multiple time frames since its peak in 2008 (January). While it has moved more than 18% from the low, it still trades well below 10% of its all time … Continue reading

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