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Riding The Equity Roller Coaster

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Riding The Equity Roller Coaster
Riding The Equity Roller Coaster
Neelanjit Das - 28 April 2022
Equity as an asset class is among the most rewarding but also highly volatile. How you handle this volatility can decide the course of your equity portfolio. The Sensex hit a high of 61,475 (January 17, 2022) and a low of 54,383 on February 24. Then, in March it fell further to 52,261 (March 8) only to rise to about 58,891 on March 31. The fluctuations in just the first three months of the calendar year show that responding to volatility in the appropriate manner is extremely important for equity investors. Here is a guide for investors on ways to deal with market volatility. Follow A Disciplined Approach When the Sensex crashed to a low of 29,468.49 points in March 2020, a drop of almost 9,442.46 points or 24 per cent within a month, people who had adequate cash flows saw an opportunity to enter the market. But it’s not possible to take advantage of every market crash or high. During the same crash, people who waited in the wings for the market to fall further would have lost out. Similarly, those who booked their profits later in the year, when the markets were at nearly...
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