Model Portfolio: Annual Performance Review - 2015

Having started "Amit Agarwal Model Equity Portfolio" on 21st March 2013, primarily to educate investors on stock selection, diversification (risk management) & portfolio management, the practice completes it's 2nd year of existence and has come a long way in terms of popularity and acceptance among small investors/ traders/ students. 

The detailed performance review of the portfolio at market value as on 21st March 2015 is given below:

Portfolio Update - March 2015

Booked profits in couple of names and allocated the released capital to average some of the existing one and also bought couple of new scrips. The net portfolio at cost stands increased to little over Rs. 2.02 lakhs

The model portfolio will complete it's 2nd year on 21st March and we will gauge the performance of the portfolio at market value on that date. 

In case you are on the blog for the first time, we started the model portfolio exercise (the first of its kind in India) on 21st March 2013 with a sum of Rs.1 lakh in order to help small investors in understanding the stock selection and portfolio diversification. Also many investors follow this model portfolio closely and buy and sell stocks based on the portfolio action.

Stock Exchange explained for layman

A 3 minute video tutorial to explain the working of a typical stock exchange. If you are a beginner and want to understand what is a share, how it's traded and what role do stock exchanges play in functioning of stock market then the following video tutorial can be quite helpful. 





Stock Investing Wisdom from India's top Investors

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Ramesh Damani, Sujoy Bhattacharya, Ramdeo Agarwal and some of the India's most successful equity investors have learned from the likes of Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch and have applied that knowledge in Indian Stock Markets for creating significant amount of wealth for themselves. 

Following article published in Forbes India features 20 of the most successful investors sharing their investing philosophy and success formula. 

Investing in what you understand, spotting price value mismatch during panic & euphoria, playing for the long term and sticking to quality companies & management are some of the common points mentioned by each of them.

Is America responsible for crude oil fall?

U.S domestic oil production50 percent crash in crude oil in matter of just 6 months has shaken entire world and had left economies such as Russia, Venezuela and other oil dependent countries in shambles. Analysts are puzzled whether the fall is due to the slowdown in world economic growth or is it because we are producing more oil than we can consume. As per the following Bloomberg info-graphic, it seems that later is the more likely case as the world largest consumer of oil is producing more oil today than it produced in last 30 years coupled with falling oil consumption.



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