PMS of Basant Maheshwari & Porinju Veliyath recoup losses
First, we have to turn to the important news as to the performance of the PMS portfolios of Basant Maheshwari and Porinju Veliyath.
I had reported earlier that in the wake of the unprecedented and savage Bear attack, the two stalwarts had lost huge chunks of their AUMs by way of losses (see PMS Portfolios Of Basant Maheshwari & Porinju Veliyath Suffer Losses & Under-perform Peers).
Now, the good news is that the duo has recouped a part of their losses.
This was revealed by Rahul Oberoi of ET, after consulting top-secret sources in SEBI.
Basant’s PMS emerged as the top-performer with a hefty return of 10.41 per cent in November.
It outperformed arch rivals such as Bharat Shah’s ASK Investment Managers (6.2%), Ambit Capital (4.96%), Motilal Oswal (3.15%) etc.
Porinju’s PMS also put up a strong show though it could not give a positive return.
The loss was nominal at 2.10%.
No doubt, it is only a question of time before the duo ascends to the top of the charts again.
Market to surge to new highs: Rok sako toh rok lo!
Naturally, Basant’s top performance in the PMS rankings has put him in high spirits.
He pointed out that the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as the new RBI Governor means that interest rates will be slashed and huge liquidity will be infused into the economy.
This will send Banks and NBFC stocks surging upwards like rockets.
“Rok sako toh rok lo!” Basant roared, his eyes sparkling in defiance at the Bears.
With @DasShaktikanta as @RBI Gov expect interest rate cuts; liquidity & move from a headmaster type attitude + assembly elections show that though Modi didn’t get the seat share the vote share is intact for 2019 elections.Expect market highs led by financials.Rok sako toh rok lo!
— Basant Maheshwari (@BMTheEquityDesk) December 12, 2018
Rok sako toh rok lo! WOW….yes sir bought financials heavily y'day and today.
— sudipto (@catchsudipto) December 12, 2018
#OnCNBCTV18 | Basant Maheshwari, @BMTheEquityDesk says #market has bottomed out, getting ready for a bull run; Expect consumer stocks & financials to lead the bull run@_soniashenoy @Reematendulkar pic.twitter.com/XGFmF38gTg
— CNBC-TV18 News (@CNBCTV18News) December 14, 2018
Present 52-week highs will look like 52-week lows: Porinju Veliyath
Porinju is also in equally high spirits.
He pointed out that stocks will surge to such an incredible extent in 2019 that the present 52-week highs will look like 52-week lows.
He also reiterated his pet point that India is getting “cleaner, whiter, organized and patriotic” and that “Now is a great time for stock-picking”.
Look at the 52-week highs and today's price, unbelievable? Wait for next Dec and check the 52-week lows and prevailing prices, trust me it would be equally unbelievable.
Applies only to non-index, sound stocks?
— Porinju Veliyath (@porinju) December 13, 2018
2018 was a year of correction & pain for investors. Now is a great time for stock-picking if you are yet to invest. India is on track – getting cleaner, whiter, organized and patriotic. Long way to go. Explore the pockets of opportunities in #ChangingIndia
— Porinju Veliyath (@porinju) December 2, 2018
General elections in 2004, 2009 & 2014 all witnessed beginning of equity bull cycles. This time won't be different. The fear of event is already behind us. Elections, whoever wins, vindicates Democracy!
PS: I know who will win in 2019 ?
— Porinju Veliyath (@porinju) December 12, 2018
Put your money where your mouth is. Buy fear: Sanjiv Bhasin
Sanjiv Bhasin, the veteran investment expert, has also come out with all guns blazing in favour of an aggressive buy of large-cap and mid-cap stocks.
He lashed out at the novices who are waiting on the sidelines and napping.
“All that pessimism is over. For the Indian market, the lesson of 2018 is buy the fear and sell the greed. There is still a lot of fear around and people are waiting for corrections. They have been caught napping,” he said.
“The next 3-4 months can be pleasantly surprising because we think earnings are going to be a catalyst, along with flows because we have again seen foreigners turn to buy,” he added.
“Put your money where your mouth is. I still think midcaps can outperform in the next few months and that is what we are advocating to buy, select midcaps in most sectors where outperformance is on the cards,” he stated.
Which are the best stocks to buy now?
Basant has offered clear-cut advice that consumer stocks & financials will lead the Bull Run in 2019.
In his last interview, Basant also candidly revealed that he has been aggressively buying Bajaj Finance and PNB Housing Finance (see Basant Maheshwari Reveals Stock Picks + Multibagger Strategy For 2019).
Basant’s logic for recommending these two stocks appears flawless and so we can also consider tucking into them.
Porinju is very gung ho about hotel stocks. He described them as “safe bets” (see Porinju Veliyath Recommends Safe Multibagger Stocks For 2019).
Prima facie, there is merit in Porinju’s logic because the two stocks recommended by him, namely, Indian Hotels and Royal Orchid Hotels, are firing like rockets over the past one month.
What about EIH Associated Hotels?
At this stage, we have to note that Nigel D’Souza has homed in on EIH Associated Hotels and provided a brilliant explanation of its merits.
Prima facie, EIH’s debt-free status coupled with small equity base and 75% promoter holding makes it an irresistible bet for discerning investors.
— CNBC-TV18 (@CNBCTV18Live) December 3, 2018
The stock appears unstoppable. It effortlessly breached the upper circuit of 20% yesterday.
Sanjiv Bhasin has also done his duty and recommended several high-quality and fail-safe stocks for us to buy. He has described Ashok Leyland as a “dark horse” implying that it has potential to surprise and deliver multibagger gains!