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CAGR Insights – 25 Nov 2022

CAGR Insights is a weekly newsletter full of insights from around the world of web.

Index25-Nov-2218-Nov-22Change (%) 
Nifty 5018,51318,3071.11
Nifty 50015,72715,5501.13
Nifty Midcap 50 8,7588,5392.50
Nifty Smallcap 1009,8499,6132.40

Gyaan of the week

Target maturity funds are passive debt mutual fund schemes, tracking an underlying bond index. These funds invest in bonds having maturity close to the fund’s stated maturity. The bonds are held till maturity and the coupons paid by the bonds are re-invested in the fund. So, investors benefit from these funds as they provide visibility and stability of returns. Also, as they are mandated to investment in Govt. securities, PSUs or State Govt., the investments are safe.

Here’s the list of curated readings for you this week:

Personal Finance

  • What Really Matters? –  Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital Management says that What really matters is the performance of your holdings over the next five or ten years (or more) and how the value at the end of the period compares to the amount you invested and to your needs. Read the memo here.
  • India has emerged as the second most coveted investment market – India has emerged as the second most coveted investment market after the United States for sovereign wealth funds and public pensions funds in 2022, according to a study by asset manager Invesco published on Monday. Read here.
  • Crypto exchange saga just keeps getting better- Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX, his parents and senior executives of the failed cryptocurrency exchange bought at least 19 properties worth nearly $121 million in the Bahamas over the past two years, official property records show Read here.

Investing

  • India Q2 Earnings review – Amid a volatile global macro backdrop, India Inc. provided a decent Corporate earnings for 2QFY23, driven by continued strong performance of Financials and lesser-than-estimated losses in OMC’s.  Watch here.
  • The Myth of the Tech God Is Crumbling – It’s the myth of extreme competence. Key to the power of this myth was that it wasn’t only techies who believed. Investors, both professionals and everyday Joes and Janes, bid up tech stocks to stratospheric valuations. In the past couple of weeks, however, it’s become clearer than ever that the myth of extreme competence is just that—a myth.  Read here.

Economy

  • Increase in Bank credit to Industry may give boost to the economy – Indian lenders are expanding lending to local corporations at the fastest pace in more than eight years, a sign of a new private investment cycle starting in the world’s fifth-largest economy even as growth in large developed economies and China slows. Read here.
  • China keeps shooting itself in the foot with Covid shut downs- The wave of infections is testing recent adjustments China has made to its zero-COVID policy, aimed at making authorities more targeted in clampdown measures and steering them away from blanket lockdowns and testing that have strangled the economy and frustrated residents nearly three years into the pandemic. Read here.
  • The rise of Indian women and its implications. As India reaps the benefits of a decade long infra build and economic reform journey, Indian women – more than Indian men – are emerging as gamechangers. The rapid growth of a Service-oriented economy, the spread of affordable education, and the mushrooming of smartphones and social media have helped Indian women rise more rapidly over the past decade than Indian men. Read here

CAGR Speak

  • Why do holding companies in India trade at a large discount? India has a large number of holding companies which are listed and trade at a discount to the value of their equity holdings in other companies. The discounts in some of the holding companies is as high as 60-70%. Read the linkedin post here.
  • Why do it yourself may not be the best strategy when it comes to investing?  Read here.

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