Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose : tale of Indian equities
In 1849, French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose “ – the more things change, the more they stay the same…
Last 18 months in equity markets :
While Small Cap index has corrected 17-18 % in absolute, the large and mid cap index have remained range bound and ended up at similar absolute level
Index levels hide more than they reveal
However, companies have had a robust last 18 months, posting strong profit. This has translated into market valuations correcting meaningfully.
Price to Earnings multiple, which is one of the key measures of valuation ( disclaimer : not the only one though) has come off from their highs :
The near term does look uncertain (on second thought, when has it been any different ?). However, what we do know from past data is 5-6 year investments into equity at these valuations, have delivered meaningful returns
June 2022 is when we had last invested lumpsum into Indian equities. The current levels is similar and we would be recommending investments into equity, either through fresh allocation or switch from debt. We would continue to set up regular transfers from debt to equity, over the next 12 months
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