Interesting statistic from Berkshire Hathaway:
… so such a drop has happened pretty much once every decade since the 70s to such a great company.
All stocks go down when there’s panic on streets, though difference is quality stocks would bounce back and recover quickly while the dud ones never come back.
“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.”- Charles Mackay
Perhaps we “should expect sub moderate gains” in the near future.
Corrections are important. In a way, they show us who is man and who is boy among stocks.
Brilliant article to understand why predictable FMCG companies trade at high PE despite moderate growth. Also, why some overvaluation is best ignored by long term investors.
Another in the series
The famous buffet Indicator. MCap to GDP ratio: Whom to belive
Bloomberg says that Mcap to GDP ratio has crossed 100% where as gurufocus says that it has only reached 66%. Can any members in the forrum
put some light???
66% seems to be too low. Close to 100% appears more accurate unless they are trying to exclude holding company mcap to avoid double counting
Our MCAP-to-GDP ratio is ~89% currently.
Total MCAP of BSE listed cos is 145.75L cr as on March 5, 2018
India’s GDP would be ~164L cr (+/-3L cr) at the end of March 31, 2018
MCAP source: https://www.bseindia.com/
GDP source: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2016/02/weodata/weorept.aspx?pr.x=55&pr.y=8&sy=2000&ey=2021&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=534&s=NGDP%2CNGDPD&grp=0&a=
isnt there a flaw in market cap/gdp theory?. because GDP will have a lot of unlisted companies.
To some extent yes. But also look at other way : Holding companies which leads to double counting of mcap. e.g. HDFC Bank contributes a significantly to HDFC mcap also. So effectively it adds to about 6 lakh cr to BSE mcap.
Here’s a good resource to determine valuations and performance of each sector before drilling down to individual stocks in that sector: https://www.indiainfoline.com/markets/sector-overview/
when all the global markets are going up…India for sure has under performed all markets i think in 2018…what may be the factors behind this? LTCG selling to book profits before march? MSCI warning of not sharing data to SGX Nifty from 6 months now…any other factors ?
Nifty 50 moves in tandem with global indices as can be seen from the chart below.
Source: Google Finance
The only time our index moves away is when there is some India specific event like general election or demonetization. Even then it catches up quickly.
Looking at PE ratio of such an index and making decisions based on that may not be optimum since earnings are driven by domestic factors while price is driven by global factors. Yes, large caps do have a sizable export component but domestic economy does play a big role in earnings.
Perhaps a better index would be a small or a mid cap index as most of the VP members invest in small and mid cap stocks. However, PE ratio of NSE Small Cap Index is 90 and that of Midcap index is 51.
Another great article from Lindselltrain. Why high RoE companies are generally good buys despite high valuation. Rings “ITC” bell in my mind
From Ray Dalio: Why India is great investment for a decade and why worrying about 2008 type of meltdown is futile…
9700-10200. This shopping range has just come into play today.