Author - Kapil

December 2012

Start saving for retirement as early as possible

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Chains of HABIT are too light to be felt …. until …… they are too heavy to be broken ~Warren Buffet

Saving and investing for a prosperous retirement is a basic financial hygiene habit, which if postponed to a later date, can have disastrous and painful financial implications… Take a look.. Numbers don’t lie…

X, Y and Z are salaried individuals working for a reputable Company  and they all plan to retire at the age of 60.

X is 30 years old and is married with one child. He has set himself a retirement fund target of Rs. 1 crore.

Y is 40 years old and is married with two children. He has also set himself a retirement fund target of Rs. 1 crore.

Z is 50 years old and has also set himself a retirement target of Rs. 1 crore.

X has 30 years to achieve his target, Y has 20 years and Z 10. Assuming the return given by their investments is 12%, the following table shows the monthly investments that all three men will have to make if they are to achieve their retirement targets.

Age Years left Retirement fund target Annual return expected

Monthly investment required

X 30 30 Rs. 1,00,00,000 12%

Rs. 3,277

Y 40 20 Rs. 1,00,00,000 12%

Rs. 10,975

Z 50 10 Rs. 1,00,00,000 12%

Rs. 45,060

As we can see from the above table the more time the individual has to invest, the lower the monthly investment amount required to reach the target will be. So it is always a good idea to start saving for retirement as early as possible.

So, start investing early, it makes a hell lot of difference. And if you are in your golden years and had not planned in your hey days ~ the least you can do is advise your young loved ones to do so.. Stay wise..


Past 6 months Sensex stocks performance

Past 6 months (Jun thru Dec 2012) Sensex stocks performance  is shown below :

Gainers Curr Price 6 months back Change(Rs) Change%
Mahindra & Mahindra 949.9 680.1 269.8 39.67
ICICI Bank 1136.3 819.4 316.9 38.67
Maruti Suzuki 1474.4 1078.9 395.5 36.66
Bajaj Auto 2080.25 1549.4 530.85 34.26
HDFC 852.35 644.6 207.75 32.23
Cipla 404.05 305.6 98.45 32.22
HDFC Bank 688.7 534.4 154.3 28.87
Tata Motors 291.9 227 64.9 28.59
Larsen & Toubro 1638.2 1296.9 341.3 26.32
Sun Pharma Inds. 716.6 582.25 134.35 23.07
ITC 295.75 244.3 51.45 21.06
Dr Reddys Lab 1833.7 1555.05 278.65 17.92
Hindustan Unilever 518.15 440.75 77.4 17.56
Reliance Industries 839.2 715.55 123.65 17.28
Tata Power 104.75 92.15 12.6 13.67
Sterlite Inds. (I) 113.2 101.85 11.35 11.14
SBI 2320.15 2154.25 165.9 7.7
Coal India 353.95 330.95 23 6.95
GAIL India 347 333.25 13.75 4.13
BHEL 224.9 217.25 7.65 3.52
NTPC 152.7 148.4 4.3 2.9
Bharti Airtel 311.95 305.35 6.6 2.16

Clearly financial services/ interest sensitivities/ banking are outperforming in the hopes of reforms and expected rate cuts. Early 2013 more noise will emerge around the budget session and reforms. Overall, equity markets look poised for a steady journey northwards.

Most retail investors are skeptical of the up move in the markets over the past few months.  And are keen to move to debt products or Gold. Are they making a mistake, only time can tell. As of now, though, it is time to enjoy the joy ride upwards…


NSE Stocks which have outperformed the Nifty index!!!

Outperformers-Nifty-Sensex, Indian Stock Markets, Analysis, Research, Investing, Fundamental Analysis, Business Valuation,

Indian Stock markets have outperformed other asset classes over the past 1 year, and especially more so over the last 6 months.

So, which are the NSE stocks which have outperformed the Nifty index.

The above chart indicates broadly the Blue Chips in the following sectors have been out – performing  the index : Auto, Cement, Banks, Pharma, FMCG. 

The blue chip stocks in the following sectors which have underperformed and some have also given negative returns are : IT, Metals, Telecom. 

Are you invested in the markets? Because if not, you just missed a 45% (annualized) rally over the last 6 months. 

Happy Investing.