Insights for Amateur Investors Eyeing Small & Microcap Stocks

Insights for Amateur Investors Eyeing Small & Microcap Stocks
Insights for Amateur Investors Eyeing Small & Microcap Stocks

by Tanushree Jaiswal Last Updated: Jul 07, 2023 - 04:02 pm 337 Views


As the Nifty-50 & Sensex continue to soar to all-time highs, an increasing number of amateur investors are flocking to the stock market in search of quick gains. However, it's important for these investors to approach the market with caution & understanding. 
Let’s discuss three key rules he suggests for amateur investors looking to invest in Small & Microcaps during a market rally.

Importance of Price ("भाव भगवान छे")

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Retail investors should focus on buying stocks at a good price. While it may be tempting to invest in stocks that are widely talked about, it is crucial to consider the kind of investors who have already invested in the stock. If a stock has already delivered multipage returns & attracted well-known investors, the margin of safety may be lower for late entrants. Veterans suggest picking microcap stocks when they are undervalued & then averaging up as the price rises.

Precise Stop-Loss

Knowing your own risk tolerance & defining a stop-loss level enable disciplined decision-making. Once the stop-loss is hit, it is crucial to exit the stock regardless of emotional attachment. Calculating stop-loss levels from the stock's highs rather than the entry price ensures a dynamic approach. This approach protects profits & helps minimize losses.

Stay invested

Experienced investors are against selling stocks early, especially winners. There’s a role for luck in stock selection, & acknowledges that many investors stumble upon multi-baggers through sheer luck rather than detailed fundamental research. If you have identified a winning stock, Experts suggest holding onto it as long as the stop-loss is not breached. Selling should be based on personal financial needs rather than arbitrary profit targets.

In the current all-time high market, amateur investors are drawn to small & microcap stocks with potential. Following these insights, investors can increase the probability of making decent returns & minimizing capital losses. Remember, investing in the stock market requires discipline, patience, & a long-term perspective. By understanding the importance of price, setting strict stop-loss levels, & holding onto winners, investors can navigate the market more effectively & potentially achieve their financial goals.

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Tanushree is a seasoned professional with 6 years of experience in the Fintech and Edtech industry.


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