Seven trading days ago, on January 10, I got an SMS from a colleague who has an equity exposure that would have the Left parties deliver benign smiles of approval. “Should,” she asked, “I buy this stock (a global pharmaceutical major)?” My answer: No. Not because this person, in her twenties, doesn’t need the equity exposure --- she does --- but because I didn’t want to be the shoulder over which she would fire her first speculative shot. As I walked into office later in the day, I told our resident stocks expert that the market will fall.
Opinion in The Indian Express, January 21, 2008