5 Things to Actively Remember to Improve Trading

5 Things to Actively Remember to Improve Trading
14/12/2017

“With enough insider information and a million dollars, you can go broke in a year.”

-Warren Buffett

These words of Warren Buffet, the world’s most successful investor, highlight the fact that you need years of dedication, practice, penance to be a good trader. Most of the individuals around us are trading, and we notice a difference in every trader's thoughts, strategy and actions. Further, establishing our strong hold into the vast trading ground requires our proposition to be unique. Being a hard worker does not always matter, but smart work does matter. Here are things one can do to improve your trading.

Control your adrenaline

Controlling emotions are the most critical part of enhancing your trading skill set. If you experience an adrenaline rush while trading, something is wrong. The main objective of trading in the markets is to make money and eliminating emotions while trading is the first step to make money. Hence, you need to follow some rules and gain the basic knowledge of how markets operate; it will take you a step closer to achieving your trading goals. Having a gambler approach is as fatal as believing in hope and luck. Trading should not be treated as a hobby; it should be given the status of being your own business.

Upgrade your knowledge of technical indicators

Learning about technical indicators and mapping the trend can make you understand the stock market better. Technical indicators such as moving averages, volume, volatility, momentum, etc. are essential tools to study and understand. Online trading sites such as 5paisa.com help you understand the graphs, which help in spotting market trends. Technical analysis at your fingertips increases your probability of having a successful trade.

Do not follow anyone

Always trade keeping in mind that there is a smarter lot who is trading and making money. However, you need not follow anyone, be true to your plan, keep upgrading your knowledge and act accordingly. Trade safe! Taking risk is a part of trading, but the risk should always be controlled, and in your capacity. Also, keep an eye on your portfolio, as a better portfolio means a greater probability of successful trade.

Trading tips do not ensure success

Taking tips or believing in rumors is not always a wise idea. Every business news or media tip that you feel should be followed must be backed by correct information. You might come across instances when one news channel recommends Buy on a particular stock and the other recommends Sell on the same. Every person has a different perspective on the market, as there is no such term as ‘know-it-all’ in the stock market. One must commit mistakes, learn from them and create a future strategy. Scrutinize every tip before believing it. Always be diligent in order to avoid regret.

Paper Trading

Practicing trading online is an important task to accomplish before trading in huge numbers.  Pilots spend time practicing in a simulator before they fly a plane. One should do similarly before making a real trade. Paper trading means using simulated trading to practice buying and selling stocks, without the actual money being involved. While a paper trade can be made by only keeping track of hypothetical trading positions, it usually consists of the use of a stock market simulator that has a virtually recreated stock market for investors of all levels to perfect their trading skills.

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The ‘right’ way to exit a losing trade

Exit a losing trade

Every trader has his share of bad trades in his portfolio and you do not need all your stocks to be multi-baggers to be successful in the share market. While gains from a stock have no upper limit, the loss from a stock is limited to the value invested in it. Exiting a losing stock is not only a financial loss for a trader, but also an emotional or psychological loss. It is human tendency not to accept losses readily. We have a few recommendations that will help you exit a declining trade.

Let’s take a look

Use stops to restrict your financial losses

Stops are calculated, pre-determined price levels at which the investor chooses to go short or sell his stocks to limit losses. When the stock price hits the stop loss price, a sell order is executed and the stock is automatically sold at that price. Stop loss orders work well as they define the losses beforehand and the loss amount is in the control of the investor. Have a personalized stop loss strategy and use it effectively to limit your losses while investing in stocks.

Keep a check on the stock even after exiting to find a re-entry point

Once you exit a position, keep an eye on it to identify any bullish indication of reversal, which can be a potential re-entry point. Using stops, you might sometimes exit your position because of price volatility. In no time, you may find the prices rising again. However, using proper stops is proven to be effective as it limits your losses in most cases. Analyze the charts, study the candlestick patterns, and re-enter, only, if it coincides with your research and not in hope or revenge. If there is no valid reason to re-enter the trade after the initial exit, walk away and search for new opportunities.

Do not emotionally connect with your stock picks

You should accept your wrong picks and move on rather than lingering onto the stock in the hope of a rebound. You need to monitor and notice the developments around your shares continuously, and if stocks are taking the wrong direction, you will sometimes need to book losses and accept your wrong stock picks. Don’t fall in love with your shares, sell them if the fundamentals do not appear correct and restrict your losses. Booking losses or hedging them at an early stage can help minimize losses.

Accept responsibility and analyze your mistakes and find out where your investment plan can be improved

This will help reduce the chances of the same happening again. Handling trading losses well is a leading characteristic of successful investors. Treat a failure as an opportunity to learn and improve it in your next move. Many opportunities are waiting out there in the market for you to find and grab hold of.

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5 Stock Tips This Dussehra

5 Stock Tips This Dussehra
by Nikita Bhoota 02/06/2018

Dussehra is considered to be an auspicious festival in India. On this day, Lord Rama has killed Ravana. This festival signifies the victory of good over the evil. Similarly, an investor can overcome their loss-making investments by adding the right stocks in their portfolio. Based on research, fundamentals and valuations, we recommend the following stocks for investment this Dussehra.

Infosys

Infosys is the second largest IT Company in India. The company’s service lines are more focused on discretionary spends like ADM and ERP constituting 67% of the revenues. On the vertical front, BFSI accounts for 33% of the revenue. Geographically, North America contributes ~61.9% of the revenue followed by Europe (~22.5%) in FY17. We expect 11% revenue CAGR over FY17-19E due to pickup in BFSI and retail segment supported by higher customer spends in the US. Similarly, large deal wins will keep the growth momentum. We expect 8% EBITDA CAGR over FY17-FY19E due to increasing focus on cost optimization. We expect 5% PAT CAGR of over FY17-FY19E. The appointment of Mr Nandan Nilekani as the non-executive chairman would restore a sense of security among investors, employees, and clients. We expect an upside of 15% from CMP of Rs 898 over a period of 1 year.

Year Net Sales (Rs Cr) OPM (%) Net Profit (Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) PE (x) BVPS (Rs) P/BV (x)
FY17 68,485 27.2 14,353 62.5 14.4 296.2 3.0
FY18E 70,746 26.6 14,326 62.4 14.4 358.6 2.5
FY19E 76,058 27.1 14,993 65.3 13.8 423.9 2.1

Source: 5paisa research

Aurobindo Pharma

Aurobindo Pharma Limited (Aurobindo) manufactures generic pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients in India. The company's product portfolio is spread across six major therapeutic categories of antibiotics, anti-retrovirals (ARV), CVS, CNS, gastroenterological, pain management, and anti-allergic.  It derived 79% of revenue from generic pharmaceuticals and remaining from active pharmaceutical ingredients in FY17. Geographically, US business contributes 44% to Aurobindo’s total revenue.  We expect 20% revenue CAGR over FY17-FY19E due to strong pipeline of 134 products which majorly includes niche and high value products. Clearance to unit 7 in Hyderabad is also beneficial for the company. Further, recent approval for serum and tablet formulations of gRenvela will also boost the revenues. We expect margins to improve by 110 bps as strategic backward integration of marketing with API manufacturing is expected to reduce the intensity of ongoing pricing pressure. We expect 28% PAT CAGR over FY17-FY19E. We expect an upside of 15% from CMP of Rs 698 over a period of 1 year.

Year Net Sales (Rs Cr) OPM (%) Net Profit (Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) PE (x) BVPS (Rs) P/BV (x)
FY17 15,089 23.1 2,301 39.3 17.5 161.0 4.3
FY18E 16,301 23.2 2,386 40.7 16.9 201.7 3.4
FY19E 18,173 25.5 2,947 50.3 13.7 252.0 2.7

Source: 5paisa research

Manappuram Finance

Manappuram Finance is an NBFC, offering gold loans, microfinance, housing loans and commercial vehicle loans. Its AUM comprised of gold loan (81.4%), microfinance (13.14%), housing finance (2.2%) and others (1%) in FY17. We expect income to grow at 28% CAGR over FY17-FY19E on account of pickup in gold segment. The company is strongly focusing on short-term gold loans owing to current volatility in gold prices. Manappuram is also focusing on housing finance and microfinance and targets to derive 50% of revenue from these segments in next three years. We expect AUM to grow at 20% CAGR over FY17-FY19E. We expect GNPA to remain flat at 0.8% in FY18E. We expect an upside of 18% from CMP of Rs 95 over a period of 1 year.

Year NII (Rs Cr) Net Profit (Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) ROE (%) P/BV
FY17 1,943 726 1.7 24.8 2.8
FY18E 2,185 836 2.0 24.9 2.5
FY19E 2,489 959 2.3 24.9 2.1

Source: 5paisa research

Titan

Titan Company is India’s leading player in branded jewellery, watches and precision eyewear. Its revenue consists of Jewellery (78%), Watches (15%), Eyewear (3%) and others (4%) in FY17. We expect 42% revenue CAGR over FY17-FY19E on account of sub-brand Rivaah in wedding jewellery segment. With this, Titan targets to reach 40% market share in FY21E vs 22% in FY17E. Additionally, the entry in high value studded jewellery will also support the revenue growth. Recently, government has fixed GST rate of 3% (expected 5%) on gold which bodes well for the company. We expect EBITDA margins to improve by 90bps over FY17-FY19E on account of cost saving initiatives by the company. Titan is a debt free company which lends financial stability. We expect 60% PAT CAGR over FY17-FY19E. We expect an upside of 15% from CMP of Rs 587 over a period of 1 year.

Year Net Sales (Rs Cr) OPM (%) Net Profit (Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) PE (x) BVPS (Rs) P/BV (x)
FY17 12,614 9.5 761 8.6 68.5 48.6 12.1
FY18E 15,075 9.9 1,019 11.5 51.1 60.0 9.8
FY19E 17,968 10.4 1,285 14.5 40.6 74.5 7.9

Source: 5paisa research

Asian Paints Ltd (ASL)

Asian Paints is the largest paint manufacturer in India with market share of 53% in decorative paints and has a strong dealer network of ~45000 dealers. We expect revenue CAGR of 14% over FY17-FY19E on account of strong demand for decorative paints due to shorter repainting cycle (repainting forms 65% of the decorative paint demand). ASL is working on 2 Greenfield projects (Mysuru-6,00,000 KL and Vishakhapatnam- 5,00,000KL) to expand its decorative paint capacity.  The first phase of both the capacities- 3,00,000 KL will be completed by FY19E. GST will reduce the tax arbitrage for the unorganized segment (30% of industry) and will provide additional benefit to the organized players in the long run. We expect EBITDA CAGR of 14% over FY17-FY19E due to shift from distemper to external emulsion (high margin) in decorative paint business. We expect PAT CAGR of 11% over FY17-FY19E. We expect an upside of 15% from CMP of Rs 1161 over a period of 1 year.

Year Net Sales (Rs Cr) OPM (%) Net Profit(Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) PE (x) BVPS (Rs) P/BV (x)
FY17 15,290 19.8 2026 21.1 55 79.3 15.1
FY18E 17,244 19.6 2173 22.7 51 93.8 12.8
FY19E 19,908 19.9 2533 26.4 44 110.7 10.8

Source: 5paisa research

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5 Penny Stocks which are not Penny

5 Penny Stocks which are not Penny
by Nikita Bhoota 03/06/2018

Penny stocks are the ones which trade at a very low price. Usually, these stocks lack liquidity and carry high risk. The public information available on these stocks/companies is very limited, which makes it difficult for an investor to understand the future prospects of the business. However, penny stocks with good fundamentals and strong business models have the potential to become multi baggers in the long run. Here are some of these stocks.

Sintex Plastics (SPTL)

SPTL was established by transferring the plastic business (66% of FY17 revenue) and the Prefab & Infra business of Sintex Industries (34% of FY17 revenue). Sintex Plastics, a leading player in custom molding business (mainly composites), stands to benefit from growing trend of composites replacing metal parts across industries. Thus, we expect revenue CAGR of 12.8% over FY18E-20E. We see EBITDA CAGR of 15.6% over FY18E20E due to operating leverage and better product mix over FY18E-20E. Owing to the decline in interest outgo, we expect SPTL to post 17.5% PAT CAGR over FY18E-20E. SPTL is done with its capex cycle and has lowered its focus on w/c intensive Prefab & Infra business, thus enhancing cash generation. This will lead to net debt declining by ~Rs1,500cr over FY17-20E.

Year Net Sales (Rs Cr) OPM (%) Net Profit (Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) PE (x)
FY18E 5,996 15.0% 332 5.6 11.6
FY19E 6,757 15.3% 392 6.6 9.9
FY20E 7,635 15.7% 458 7.8 8.4

Source: 5paisa research

NHPC

NHPC is a hydropower generation company with power generation capacity of 5,171MW in FY17. The company generated 23,275mn units of electricity against a target of 23,000 for FY17. The company is planning a significant expansion of power generation capacity over the coming years. A total of 8,481MW is currently under the clearance/approval stage. This includes plans to setup a thermal plant (1,320MW capacity) through a joint venture. We expect the company to report revenue CAGR of 18.1% over FY18E-20E aided by 7.2% CAGR in generation volumes and Plant Load Factor (PLF) remaining at 62-63% over the same period. We see EBITDA CAGR of 28.2% over FY18E20E aided by better utilization of newly added capacity. We expect PAT CAGR of 20.8% over FY18E-20E.

Year Net Sales (Rs Cr) OPM (%) Net Profit (Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) PE (x)
FY18E 9,031 57.3% 2855 2.8 9.9
FY19E 10,700 63.3% 3,593 3.5 7.9
FY20E 12,600 67.4% 4167 4.1 6.8

Source: 5paisa research

MEP Infra

MEP Infrastructure is independently and collectively engaged in toll projects, OMT (Operate, Manage & Transfer), Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) and BOT. Due to MEP's JV with San Jose India, it is strategically planning to extend its road development portfolio based on HAM. It has bagged 5 new projects under HAM model worth Rs3,230cr.  MEP has achieved the first milestone for the Nagpur, Package-II and Mahuva to Kagavadar project. The Authority paid the first milestone payment (20% of physical progress) for Nagpur, Package-II and Mahuva to Kagavadar. The appointment date for other two HAM projects is expected shortly. The company has started collecting toll from 124 entry points to Delhi. EPC order book of Rs3,000cr also provides strong revenue visibility. Thus, we expect 27% CAGR in revenue over FY18E-20E. We see PAT CAGR of 39% over FY18E-FY20E.

Year Net Sales (Rs Cr) OPM (%) Net Profit (Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) PE (x)
FY18E 2,444 44.2% 67 4.1 20.9
FY19E 3,877 33.3% 116 7.2 12.0
FY20E 3,994 33.6% 124 7.6 11.3

Source: 5paisa research

IDFC Ltd

IDFC Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-banking financial company in India. We expect NII to grow at CAGR of ~23% over FY18E-20E led by ~20% growth in credit. Among segments, faster growth is expected to come from retail. Expansion of banking business and non-interest income growth from AMC and securities business will lead to strong loan book growth. Its NIM is expected to expand by ~20bps yoy to 2.30% in FY18E. We foresee non-interest income to grow by ~16% yoy in FY18E supported by the Infra Development Fund worth ~Rs440cr. Alternative Investment Fund is expected to benefit from PE deals and infra debt management. Due to higher granularity, we expect NPA to improve in FY18E. It has increased its focus on branch efficiency, which should improve cost/income ratio.

Year Net Profit (Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) PE (x) P/BV
FY18E 851 5.3 9.8 0.7
FY19E 1,193 7.5 7.0 0.6
FY20E 1,445 9.1 5.7 0.6

Source: 5paisa research

SJVN

SJVN is a power generation company which operates hydro, wind and solar plants. The total power generation capacity at the end of FY17 stood at 1,964.6MW. Hydroelectric sources generate power of 1,912MW with wind and solar accounting for 47.6MW and 5MW respectively. SJVN is also planning to set up a 1,320MW thermal power plant at Buxar, Bihar. The company has committed to develop 1,000MW of solar power generation capacity over the next 5-7 years. We expect the company to report revenue CAGR of 7% over FY18E-20E aided by near ~100% utilization levels over FY18E-20E. We foresee EBITDA CAGR of 6.9% over FY18E-20E aided by better utilization of new capacity added by the end of FY19E. We expect PAT CAGR of 6.9% over FY18E-20E.

Year Net Sales (Rs Cr) OPM (%) Net Profit (Rs Cr) EPS (Rs) PE (x)
FY18E 2,669 78.8% 1561 3.8 9.2
FY19E 2,856 78.7% 1,691 4.1 8.5
FY20E 3,055 78.6% 1784 4.3 8.1

Source: 5paisa research

Disclaimer: Stocks mentioned in this article are not stock recommendations. They get mention in the story on the basis of their performance.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Stock Market Investing for Beginners

Do's and Don'ts for beginners

With a trading account and demat account you are ready to trade. But if you are a beginner in the stock markets, then that is not all. You also need to keep a tab on some major do’s and don’ts before you venture into investing in the stock markets. Let us look at 10 such key dos and don’ts for investors.

10 important do’s and don’ts for investment beginners

Do’s are about doing the right things in the market when you are starting off on your investing journey while the don’ts are the ones to avoid. Here are ten such important dos and don’ts for investing beginners.

  1. Do your research before investing? Remember, research of a stock is not a rocket science and it is all about getting your research process right. Get comfortable reading the balance sheets and income statements of a company. Also read the Management Discussion and Analysis (MDA) of the stock you are planning to invest in.

  2. Start with your goals in mind. You must be clear about how much risk you are willing to take and how much risk you can afford to take. Your equity portfolio should be within the limits defined by your allocation. Always start with a plan.

  3. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. That is age old wisdom and applies to investing as well. In technical parlance it is called diversification where you effectively spread your equity investments across sectors and themes so that your investment performance is not dependent on any one stock or sector.

  4. Take a long term view and cultivate that habit in the very beginning. It is futile to time the market. Not only that it is hard to consistently get the tops and bottoms of the market right but it hardly makes any difference to your eventual returns.

  5. Try to invest consistently and regularly instead of putting a large corpus in a stock of your choice. The advantage of being regular is that it instils discipline in your investment and also gives the added benefit of rupee cost averaging. That means; over time your average cost of investing comes down.

  6. Even through equity is about the long term, try to get bargains. Even if you are convinced about the long term prospects of Infosys, it makes a lot of business sense to buy at Rs.650 than at Rs.750. Quite often, a market correction creates salivating bargains. Use such corrections to add quality stocks at low prices.

  7. Divide your equity portfolio between core holdings and satellite holdings. Your core holdings are your long term investment portfolio and you don’t sell these stocks at every correction. On the other hand, the satellite portfolios are more of a trading portfolio where you look out for short to medium term opportunities in the market. Have a separate approach to both these types of stocks.

  8. Don’t ignore trading costs. Even if you are a long term investor, take at a close look at your costs. Your cost is not just about brokerage costs but there are a number of other costs too. There are statutory costs, exchange charges, demat AMC, DIS charges, demat and remat charges etc. All these need to be added to calculate your effective cost. Nowadays, it makes a lot of sense to opt for low-cost discount brokers who can give the same execution at a much lower cost.

  9. As a beginner, remember that quality always wins in the end. When we talk about quality we are talking about quality at a number of levels. Look at quality of earnings; more of the earnings must be coming from the core business. Look at profitability; the company must be earning more margins than the peer group. Take stock of asset turnover; it tells you how efficiently the business is using assets. At a qualitative level, prefer companies that have high standard of disclosure and transparency. Large caps or mid caps, this quality approach always works in your favour.

  10. Make effective use of technology and if you are a beginner then you better get used to it early. Ideally use the online trading platform; it gives you a lot more control over your trades. Also, if possible you can download the app on your smart phone which allows you to trade on the run. Get used to reading electronic contract notes and ledgers; they are a lot more convenient and environment friendly than printed stuff.

In an effort to chase stocks, investors tend to forget that investment success is a lot more about discipline than about skills or flair. It is in your hands to make your investments work in a systematic manner.

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Everything you need to know about Burger King IPO

Everything you need to know about Burger King IPO
by Mrinmai Shinde 12/01/2020
Quick service restaurant chain, Burger King India is launching its three-days long IPO from 2nd December to 4th December. The company has set the price band at ?59-?60 per share for its IPO.

Through the IPO the company aims at raising ?810 crore. Of the total amount the promoter entity QSR Asia Pte Ltd will sell up to 60 million shares, which would amount to ?360 crore while a fresh issue of shares will aggregate to ?450 crore. The company has also raised a pre-IPO funding of ?92 crore from public markets investor Amansa Investments Ltd at ?58.5 per share.

Burger King IPO details at a glance

IPO Date

Dec 2, 2020 - Dec 4, 2020

Finalisation of Basis of Allotment

Dec 9, 2020

Initiation of refunds

Dec 10, 2020

Transfer of shares to demat accounts

Dec 11, 2020

Listing Date

Dec 14, 2020

Issue Size

?810.00 Cr

Fresh Issue

?450.00 Cr

Offer for Sale

?360.00 Cr

Face Value

?10 per equity share

IPO Price

?59 to ?60 per equity share

Min Order Quantity (each lot)

250 Equity Shares

Min Amount Cut off

?15,000

Maximum Lots allowed

3250 Shares (13 lots)


Want to know our suggestion? Read here - Burger King IPO Note.

Things you need to know:

Burger King India Limited is one of the fastest growing international QSR chains in India during the first five years of operations based on the number of restaurants. Talking about the global presence, when measured by the number of restaurants, with a network of 18,675 restaurants in over 100 countries, Burger King is the second-largest fast food burger brand globally. In India, the company owns 261 restaurants which include eight Sub-Franchised Burger King Restaurants, across 17 states and union territories and 57 cities across India.

Burger King India has exclusive franchise rights in India and a strong customer value preposition. Apart from the customer loyalty and brand value, strong management and a vertically scalable supply chain are the company’s key strengths. The company will use the funds raised through the IPO to finance the roll-out of new company-owned Burger King Restaurants, repayment or prepayment of outstanding borrowings and to meet the general corporate purposes.

If you are looking for the short-term gains through the IPO, you need to bear in mind that if there is a spike in the Covid cases and there is another round of lockdown, then the business might take a hit. The termination of the Master Franchise and Development Agreement could also pose a threat to the business. Lack of identification of the locations when expanding in new regions, and deteriorating relations with third party delivery aggregators apart from perceived and real health concerns along with shifting food preferences and habits are a few things to look for. Having said that, the investment would turn out to be promising in long term.

This year has seen a lot of good IPOs, which has encouraged a lot of new investors to enter the markets. Apart from Burger King, the other companies that issued IPOs this year include SBI Card, Rossari Biotech, Mindspace Business Parks REIT, Route Mobile, Happiest Minds Technologies, Angel Broking, Chemcon Speciality Chemicals, Computer Age Management Services, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders, UTI AMC, Likhitha Infrastructure, Equitas Small Finance Bank and Gland Pharma.

How to apply for Burger King IPO?
  • In 5paisa Trading App, go to IPO Section reflected on the home screen
  • Click on Apply IPO
  • Enter Quantity and Price to bid for
  • Enter UPI id to block funds on
  • Later in the day you will receive funds block confirmation in your UPI app, which needs to be approved

If you are not a 5pasia customer, you can apply for the IPO using any supported UPI apps. Click here to find the list of UPI apps and banks supporting the IPO application.

Watch the video below to know more about the Burger King IPO