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Don't invest directly in markets if you can't analyse stocks, say experts

Even those who know fundamentals-based investing must subject themselves to periodic reality checks

Between December 2020 and February 2021, traders were supposed to maintain at least 25 per cent of the peak margin

Investors who have invested in stocks via smallcases or through algo strategies should also get an expert to evaluate their performance.

Sanjay Kumar Singh
Last week was particularly volatile with the Sensex correcting 5.42 per cent. Year-to-date, the Nifty 50 Total Returns Index (TRI), the Nifty Midcap 150 TRI, and the Nifty Smallcap 250 TRI are down 11.9, 15.3, and 19.3 per cent, respectively.

Many retail investors who entered equity markets directly (and not via the mutual fund, or MF, route) after the crash of March 2020 are staring at losses for the first time in their portfolios.  

Should you invest directly?

During a bull run, many investors enter the equity market because they see others around them making money. But their knowledge of the fundamentals-based stock

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First Published: Jun 21 2022 | 6:07 AM IST

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