Thursday, October 18, 2007

You need not fear market volatility... the India story continues to be as stable as ever

I have always maintained that in the short term, stock markets are irrational. But yesterday’s 1,744 point, 9 per cent fall foxed even the most hardened among us. That the fall would come was expected, my rounded range was between 600 and 900 points. When the fall is double to triple of one’s estimate, it’s time to bow your head before the Lord of Volatility — the market itself — and exit as gracefully as you can. Just as I was doing that, the market changed direction and finally closed a statistically insignificant 336 points lower. Phew, what a day!

Opinion in The Indian Express, October 18, 2007

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