Follow
Sanket Avlani
Sanket Avlani
Anirudh Sharma
Anirudh Sharma
Arpit Mohit
Arpit Dave, Mohit Kumar
Mayank Kachhwaha
Mayank Kachhwaha
Raam Reddy
Raam Reddy
Abish Mathew
Abish Mathew
Karishma Shahani Khan
Karishma Shahani Khan
Sasha Kaabia
Sasha Grewal, Kaabia Grewal
Nikhil Kamath
Nikhil Kamath
Ashish Agrawal
Ashish Agrawal
Yash Bhanage
Yash Bhanage
Harsh Songra
Harsh Songra
Rahul Narang
Rahul Narang
Raman Jit Singh Chima
Raman Jit Singh Chima
Shreya Singhal
Shreya Singhal
Upasana Makati
Upasana Makati
Himanshu Shrey
Himanshu Gupta, Shrey Goyal
Mathew Jose
Mathew Jose
Azhar Deepit Anunay
Azhar Iqubal, Deepit Purkayastha, Anunay Pandey
Anirban Lahiri
Anirban Lahiri
 Dipa Karmakar
Dipa Karmakar
  Arunima Sinha
Arunima Sinha
  Ankit Abhinav Abhijit
Ankit Sobti, Abhinav Asthana, Abhijit Kane
  Toshendra Sharma
Toshendra Sharma
Saket Modi
Saket Modi

Editor's Note Full Issue Overview

FEATURES/Investment Guide 2013 | Jan 22, 2013 | 10459 views

How to Make The Most of Your Investments

You may not make money just by being a long-term investor. This chart shows you why

I

nvestors have made maximum returns by catching the market at its lows and booking profi ts when it rises. A graphical guide to the stock market rollercoaster over the past five years

mg_68457_investment_clock_a_280x210.jpg


mg_68459_investment_clock_b_280x210.jpg

Many stock market investors have seen their wealth remain static, and some have even lost money over the last five years. So, what ought to have been the market mantra?

mg_68501_investment_table_280x210.jpg

If we take the Sensex as a barometer, the returns for an investor who stayed put over five years were down by 0.5 percent in December 2012. But, an investor who entered the markets in December 2011 would have got 21 percent return. It proves that you don’t make hay just by being a long-term investor.

Instead, you can get the best returns if you catch the markets at their lowest, book your profits when they are hot, and re-enter when markets fall again. For instance, if one had invested in March 2009, when the markets hovered around 8,900, their wealth would have shot up by 92 percent. That means, Rs 1,000 would have become Rs 1,920.

Investors still got into the market in Dec 2007 when it was overvalued

mg_68503_investment_graph_280x210.jpg



 

This article appeared in the Forbes India magazine issue of 25 January, 2013

Next Article in Investment Guide 2013
Like this article? Subscribe to Forbes India
Just give us your mobile number and we will get in touch with you
Post Your Comment
Name
Required
Email Address
Required, will not be published
Comment
All comments are moderated
 
“ There are no comments on this article yet.
Why don't you post one? ”
Most Popular
Insta-Subscribe to
Forbes India Magazine
For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you
OR
click here to Subscribe Online