The Good Bad and Ugly weekly review : 14 Jun 2024

June 15, 2024 9 min read

The WeekendInvesting Newsletter

Another brand new initiative from our Research Desk is The WeekendInvesting Newsletter. This is a daily newsletter that summarizes all the stories we cover during the day(market nuggets), including the daily byte that we shoot every evening. This newsletter will be delivered to your email every evening on market days, providing you with a wealth of market-related information. The newsletter includes both summaries and long-form blogs for all the market nuggets covered. These blogs are also linked to the videos we shoot, so you can choose to watch or read the content according to your preference.

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From the Research Desk of WeekendInvesting

Have you missed 11.9% CAGR on your hedge

Gold’s returns have been consistently positive. Over the past 24 years, there have been only three down years. One year saw a severe drop of 19%, while the other two had mild declines of 5.9% and 1.7%. However, there were also years with substantial . . . .

NVIDIA the Juggernaut

Nvidia Corp is a name everyone is talking about right now. This stock has been the fastest-growing one in the US. Just recently, Nvidia crossed the $1,200 mark, pushing its market cap to an astounding $3 trillion. It is now the second-largest market cap company in the world, right behind . . . .

Do you know how well your portfolio has performed ?

If your strategy consistently underperforms the benchmark, it might be time to reconsider your approach. This is especially true for those who engage in discretionary investing, as they often juggle various activities like . . . .

How to asset Allocate

Asset allocation is a crucial part of investing. It helps you decide how to distribute your money across different assets like stocks and gold. This might seem complicated, but it can be simplified. In this example, we . . . .

One stock can change your fortunes

When we look at the rolling ten-year percentage returns of various tech stocks over the past three decades, the results are astounding. For example, Microsoft once achieved . . . .

Are tech stocks more resilient this time

A chart from Bank of America Research shows the performance of the Nasdaq compared to the S&P 500. The Nasdaq, which is full of tech stocks, has often . . . .

US presidential election – sell in may

As we approach the US presidential election later this year, it’s important to understand its impact on the stock market. The S&P 500, a key indicator of US market performance, often shows . . . .

You know but you don’t know!

It’s essential to understand the impact of losses on your investment portfolio. When losses are deep, the required gains to recover become exponentially large. For example, a 10% loss needs only an 11% gain to break even. However, a 30% loss requires a 43% gain, a 50% loss requires a . . . .

Don’t be afraid of the Markets

This extensive chart illustrates the market’s performance, highlighting both the years of growth and the bear markets. Initially, from the Great Depression, we see a five-year period where the market was up by 324%, followed by another five years with a 60% decline. Over four years, the market then rose by . . . .

The India Story is unstoppable!

A recent compilation of market performance under various Indian prime ministers over the past 35 years offers some intriguing insights. The data covers market gains during each prime minister’s term, highlighting the different periods and their respective market outcomes. This analysis can help understand how political leadership influences market trends.

Creating Awareness
Markets this week

This week was notably calm compared to the previous week’s extreme volatility driven by election results and exit polls. The market exhibited a consistent pattern of daily gap-ups followed by evening sell-offs. Despite this repetitive behavior, the market managed a steady upward movement, gaining just under 200 points over the week.

Last week, we witnessed an exceptionally unusual weekly candlestick pattern, where the market’s low point dipped to levels seen several months prior, but then closed at a high. This week, the market closed above that previous high, marking a new all-time high on a weekly close. This is a very bullish indicator. Typically, if a highly volatile candle is followed by a candle that exceeds its extremes, it suggests a strong trend in that direction. Despite the individual daily moves not being highly volatile this week, the overall trend remains very strong.

Benchmark Indices & WeekendInvesting Overview

This week, Nifty showed a gradual increase, rising by 0.8%. The CNX 200 and CNX 500 gained 1.7% & 2.1% respectively, while the Nifty Next 50, a favored index, rose by 3.9% this week and is up 18% for FY 25, despite being early in the first quarter. The mid and small-cap indices performed strongly, with the mid-cap index up 4.3% and the small-cap index up 4.6%, contributing to a 16.9% & 17.6% increase so far in FY 25 respectively.

Weekend investing strategies performed strongly this week, particularly in small and mid-cap segments.

Mi 20: Focused on mid & small caps, up 7% this week, totaling 25.4% for FY 25.

Mi 35: Concentrates on small caps, also up 7% this week, achieving 22% for FY 25.

HNI Wealth Builder: A highly diversified strategy with up to 50 stocks, up 6% this week and 18.8% for FY 25.

HNI Capital Compounder: Primarily a large-cap strategy, up 5.5% this week and 23.1% for FY 25.

Mi NNF 10: A highly favored strategy, up 5.1% this week, achieving 24.5% for FY 25, outpacing its benchmark by a significant margin.

Sectoral Overview

Year to date, the real estate sector continues to lead the market, with significant gains this financial year:

Real Estate: Up 25.4% for the financial year, with a 5.6% increase this week.

Public Sector Enterprise: Also performing well, up 18.5% for the financial year and 4.9% this week.

Infrastructure: Up 3.2% this week.

Autos: Extremely strong performance, up 20% this FY 25, driven by gains in major companies like M&M, Tata, and Maruti.

Metals: Up 20% for the financial year, but slightly muted this week with a 0.8% increase.

FMCG: Down 1.3% this week but up 6.1% for the financial year.

Private Banks: Slow growth at 5% for the financial year.

IT: Completely flat in this financial year.

Overall, it’s been a strong year for most sectors, with notable lagging in FMCG, private banking, and IT. Sector rotation and automatic sector selection are crucial strategies to navigate these changes.

Over the past two weeks to six months, sectoral momentum has highlighted several trends. Consistently strong sectors include real estate, automobiles, media (mainly driven by Zee), public sector enterprises, metals, and consumption. However, public sector enterprises and metals have shown recent declines, along with infrastructure and commodities. FMCG has seen an improvement in ranking over the last few weeks.

On the other hand, Pharma, IT, and financial services remain the laggards of the market. This suggests a focus on consistently strong sectors while being cautious with consistently weak ones. The recent declines in public sector enterprises and metals should be monitored to determine if they are temporary or indicative of a longer-term trend.

WeekendInvesting Strategy Spotlight

Avoid the Laggards !

Investors often gravitate towards big names like Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ITC, and HDFC, drawn by their strong narratives and established market presence.

However, despite their prominence, these companies have shown significant underperformance compared to the Nifty 50 over the past year. This shortfall highlights the critical lesson that even the most reputable firms can experience extended periods of stagnation or decline, causing substantial pain for investors who hold onto them with unwavering faith. Thus, it’s essential to remain flexible and open to adapting one’s investment strategy.

The modern market is characterized by rapid technological advancements and industry disruptions. For example, Hindustan Unilever experienced years of stagnation, and HDFC Bank has struggled to perform well in recent times.

Similarly, Asian Paints might face challenges from increasing competition or industry shifts. In such a volatile environment, holding onto a stock for too long, hoping for a turnaround, can be risky. Investors must assess their patience levels and the potential for industry disruption, which could derail a company’s growth trajectory, making it imperative to avoid emotional attachments to specific stocks or sectors.

Instead, adopting a momentum-based strategy can help investors capitalize on current market strengths while mitigating risks associated with laggards.

For instance, stocks like Coal India, Bajaj Auto, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Power Grid have outperformed the Nifty 50 significantly, demonstrating the benefits of focusing on strong performers. These stocks, once overlooked, have emerged as leaders, showcasing the importance of remaining vigilant and responsive to market trends. This approach allows investors to ride the wave of strong performance and avoid being anchored down by underperforming stocks.

One such effective strategy is the Mi India Top 10, which selects the strongest stocks within the Nifty 50. This methodology has yielded impressive results, with a 25% gain compared to the Nifty’s 7.6% since January.

Rebalance Update

We give advance notice here on the upcoming changes in your smallcase for Monday. This advance notice can be used to ignore Monday’s update if there is no change. If there is a change indicated you can use the smallcase app or log in to to see the rebalance. A backup email is sent by mid-day Monday if you have not rebalanced by then and yet another one a

Note: We are not including LIQUIDBEES as an ADD or an EXIT count.

WeekendInvesting Strategies Performance
WeekendInvesting Products – LIVE Index Data

Many of you had asked us to make the index series of all WeekendInvesting Products available so that you could perform your own analysis and studies. You can find a link to the LIVE sheet here and also on the HUB under the support column in the content tab.

WeekendInvesting Telegram and YouTube Channel

We post daily content related to investing on our Weekendinvesting Telegram Channel and YouTube channel to help our community take stock of the performance of markets, sectors & our products and touch base upon a new topic every day. We look forward to having you all there! Several videos in this blog are from this series.

Introducing M Profit

That’s it for this week. See you in the next week’s review.

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