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Where Is The Next Big Thing? Kenneth Andrade @KotakSecurities #KotakMidCapMeet15


wealthymattersSo interested in becoming the person to build the next industry dominating Large Cap Company?

Kenneth Andrade has an insight for you.

Locate a currently unorganized sector of the economy, better still locate a business that is not yet even an industry. Start small, build a brand and then grow steadily, consolidate and then dominate the sector.

PS the insight also works for investors, VCs etc who’d like to early on identify and back the next big thing.

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Focus On No Debt,Kenneth Andrade @KotakSecurities #KotakMidCapMeet15


wealthymattersIf there is just any one tip Mr Kenneth Andrade would give a person investing in small -caps, its focus on small companies with no debt. This increases their chances of surviving the next 10 years.

He follows companies to ensure that over time the sum total of their equity, reserves and debt goes down, to ensure that these businesses are using capital efficiently and returning profits to investors. Equity investment according to him is about withdrawing money from the business.

And to Bhavikk Shah’s question, he says to focus on ensuring that the companies have no debt. Then there is no chance of them flaming out.

Why Avoid Small Cap Mutual Funds


wealthymatters.comMutual funds are largely retail investment products.They are more suitable for saving money rather than make it grow at astonishing rates.They are largely targeted at middle class investors.However wealthy investors too continue to invest in mutual funds.The advantages of getting professional investment management and not  having to deal with researching stocks , trading and tracking a portfolio is too much to give up. However mutual funds investing exclusively in small cap companies are not very popular with more sophisticated investors.This is because mutual funds are not the best way to invest in small cap companies.

Consider this: There are 62 funds in Value Research’s Mid and Small Cap category. Of these, no more than six are either exclusively or primarily focused on small-cap stocks. These funds have had a patchy performance with a large amount of volatility and have been unable to give attractive returns even over relatively long periods of time. Of course, volatility is a given in any small cap portfolio because smaller companies tend to react violently to any change of mood. However, the whole idea is that the investment manager will eventually be able to build a decent base of investments in a set of small-cap companies that are on their way to growing out of the category and into being mid-cap companies. Here lies the problem. If a knowledgeable and expert investor were to do this directly, he would probably identify a handful of companies and then would slowly build positions in them.

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala Quotes


wealthymatters.com“If a girl is beautiful a suitor will come. If a stock is beautiful, a suitor will come. So I don’t search for suitors when I buy the stock.”

“I have learnt two things about the press and wives. When they say something – don’t react.”

“India will remain in a phase of very good economic growth for the next 30 years.”

“Markets are like women — always commanding, mysterious, unpredictable and volatile.”

“Anticipate trend and benefit from it. Traders should go against human nature.”

” Successful investors are opportunistic and optimistic ones.”

“The mother of bull all runs is still to come.”

“I have two-three dreams in life. The first dream is that when I die and only truth of life is death, how many people come to my funeral and say, a good man has died. That is the greatest ambition in my life. Second thing is I want to earn the greatest wealth of the world in the most legitimate manner; practical legitimate manner and leave the largest part of it to charity.”

“Respect the market. Have an open mind. Know what to stake. Know when to take a loss. Be responsible.” Read more of this post

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