What moved my market? (Issue #3: Finity Weekly Updates)

Investing is not about beating others at their game; it is about controlling yourself at your own game.

— Benjamin Graham

The recent Credit Suisse publication – Global Wealth Report 2018 reflects the improving individual wealth situation in India. The report suggested that India grew wealthier by 2.5% in 2017-18 as against Asia-Pacific as a region which grew its wealth by only 1.7%. Interestingly, wealth per Indian adult also went up by 0.7% in the same period.

Also, while wealth concentration had gone up in FY’17, it dipped in FY’18 as can be seen in the below figure.
Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook 2018

The marginal dip in wealth concentration along with the increase in adult wealth (per capita) in India reflects India’s movement towards income redistribution through increasingly conducive business, employment and investment environment.

Here’s the week at a glance:

Week at a Glance

  • Every sub-category under equities ended the week in red. However, Banking & Financial Services Fund & FMCG were less affected. Both these sectors fell by 1.10% & 1.60% respectively.
  • Global funds & Technology Funds performed the worst and went down by 4.92% & 4.87% respectively.

Meanwhile, shares of Bajaj Finance have gained the most this week by as much as 9.27% during this week. Banking oriented funds have emerged as the biggest beneficiaries of the uptick.

Performance of Banking oriented funds

Fund News:

Rajesh Iyer has stepped down as the CEO of DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund. Ajit Menon, who was the Chief Business Officer, has been appointed as the new CEO for the fund house.

That’s it for this week! As always, if you have any concern, please write to us at ask@finity.in or call at +918048039999, we would be happy to answer your query.

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