ASK AJIT: ‘Lost Rs 20 lakhs in market crash. Any safe bets now?’

Ajit Mishra, vice president, Research, Religare Broking, answers your queries:

Raamesh Sehgal: I am 64 years old and lost almost Rs 20 lakhs in shares, options and puts between 2008-2010 due to the market crash.

Now, after 11 years, I am thinking of investing in mutual funds and shares as a day trader/mid-term investor.

I have a phobia because of my losses in the past. Please suggest a safe strategy for new investments in the range of Rs 1-10 lakhs.

Ajit Mishra: You can invest in ICICI Bank, SBI, Britannia, M&M, Kansai Nerolac, Nam-India, Maruti and Coromandel International.

 

Narwal: I have following shares in my demat account.

Please give your valuable suggestions as to whether I should hold/sell/add. Also I want to invest in ITC, Infosys, RIL, TCS.

Is it right time to invest in these stocks as per prevailing trends/rates?

Ajit Mishra: You can invest in Infosys, RIL and TCS on dips.

 

Raj Suresh: I am holding following stocks.

Kindly advise which ones to hold and which ones to exit. Also advise which other shares I can invest in for a short term period of six months.

Ajit Mishra: For short term, you can invest in Petronet, Laopala,Nam-India and MGL.

 

Danesh: I’m 50 years old and have just opened my demat account. I’m also new to equity.

Can you give me your valuable advice about investing in stocks and which stocks to buy for both short term and long term?

I’m ready to take small risks as I need to plan a small corpus for my retirement.

Ajit Mishra: For the long term, you can invest in ICICI Bank, SBI, Britannia, M&M, Kansai Nerolac, Nam-India, Maruti and Coromandel International.

For trading, I would recommend you to check with your investment advisor as trading is time and price-sensitive.

 

Sharief Khaja: I have the following shares. Kindly advise whether to hold or exit. I am going to retire next month. Kindly advise new scrips for long term investment please. Advise suitably.

Ajit Mishra: For the long term, you can invest in ICICI Bank, SBI, Britannia, M&M, Kansai Nerolac, Nam-India, Maruti and Coromandel International.

 

Ganapathi Kamath: I have these shares and am mentioning their average price. Please advise whether I should average further or exit:

Ajit Mishra:

 

Gautam Ghosh: Kindly advise whether I should hold, accumulate or sell the shares mentioned below.

Also kindly advise whether it would be advisable to replace these shares with those of leading private banks like HDFC/Kotak Mahindra/Axis/ICICI.

I also have 5,000 shares of Jindal Steel. Would it be advisable to replace these shares with other metal scrips like JSW/Tata Steel/Hindalco?

Ajit Mishra: Exit Jindal Steel partially and invest in JSW and Tata Steel.

 

Please mail your questions to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Ask Ajit’, along with your name, and Mr Ajit Mishra will offer his unbiased views.

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