Ask Ajit: ‘New to investing. Need help’

‘I am new to investment except FD & PPF. Could you please suggest any investment that gives good return?’

Ajit Mishra, vice president, Research, Religare Broking, answers your queries:

Tanmoy: What is your view about EIL (Engineers India Ltd.)? I am holding 3500 shares at an average price of Rs.70. I can hold this stock for a period of 2-3 years.

Ajit Mishra: Avoid/Exit

Madhav Shenoy: I am holding 25 shares of ITC Ltd. which I had bought @ Rs.236/- per share. Should I hold or exit this stock?

Ajit Mishra: Hold

Ashok Mishra: I am new to investment except FD & PPF. Could you please suggest any investment that gives good return?

Ajit Mishra: Start with bluechip stocks and invest in a staggered manner for long term — You may consider Bharti Airtel, Britannia Industries, Maruti, M&M, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank

Himesh Mehta: Please suggest for my holdings:

Ajit Mishra:

NCC Ltd — 15000- Exit

ONGC — 5000 – Hold

TV 18 Broadcast — 4000 – Hold

Exide — 2000 – Hold

COLGATE — 100 – Hold

Dharma: I have the following portfolio aged 42 for my 2 kids’ (aged 14 and 7) higher education & wedding and my retirement corpus. Please suggest which one I have to accumulate, replace with NEW stocks or exit considering long term (10 -12 years).

Ajit Mishra:

 

Sudhir Inamdar: Please advise whether to hold/exit the following stocks:

Ajit Mishra:

G Ramasubba Reddy: I am holding the following stocks. Please advise weather to hold or exit.

Ajit Mishra:

Stock Cost.  Qty  Date of purchase

Olectra. 690/-  600. 10.03.2022 – Exit

Balpharma 100/-  1000. 04.08.2022 – Exit

Niit Ltd. 110/-  1000. 15.10.2020 – Hold

Panengg.  360/- 750. 10.08.2018 — Name not clear

 

Vikram Giriraj: I started investing in direct stocks from last year. My investment in these stocks are for the long term. 

(a) Please advice as to which of these stocks I should hold for long term.

(b) What should be the weightage of stocks in this portfolio to achieve around 15% returns? — Keep equal weightage in hold stocks

Ajit Mishra:

 

Goutam Mazumder: I hold following stocks, and want to hold them for long term, please advise if I should continue to hold or exit any of them.

Ajit Mishra:

Pidilite Industries — Hold

Asian Paints — Hold

HDFC Bank — Hold

SBI — Hold

Tata Motors — Hold

IRCTC — Hold

Grindwell Norton — Hold

ICICI Alpha Low ETF — Hold

Nippon India Nifty IT ETF — Hold

Motilal Nasdaq ETF — Hold

H Sreekantha Rao: Please suggest if any changes are required on my portfolio for long term. Also, please suggest on the mix of my portfolio.

Ajit Mishra:Aurabindo Pharma– 100 — Hold

Avanti feeds — 50 — Hold

Dr.Reddy’s labs — 25 — Hold

Gland pharma — 80 — Hold

Granules India Ltd — 50 — Hold

HCL technologies — 25 — Hold

HUL — 56 — Hold

IRCTC — 50 — Hold

ITC — 50 — Hold

JSW Energy — 50 — Hold

JSW Steel — 25 — Hold

KEC International — 90 — Hold

L&T — 465 — Hold

L&T Finance holdings — 100 — Hold

L&T Infotech — 10 — Hold

Mind tree — 100 — Hold

Narayana Hrudayalaya — 50 — Hold

PNC Infratech — 20 — Hold

Power Grid — 25 — Hold

REC — 200 — Hold

Reliance Industries — 50 — Hold

SBI — 100 — Hold

SAIL — 100 — Hold

TCS — 32 — Hold

TATA Motors — 150 — Hold

TATA Power — 50 — Hold

TATA Steel — 20 — Hold

Titan — 50 — Hold

UPL — 75 — Hold

Please mail your questions to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Ask Ajit’, along with your name, and Mr Ajit Mishra will offer his unbiased views.

Disclaimer: This article is meant for information purposes only. This article and information do not constitute a distribution, an endorsement, an investment advice, an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities/schemes or any other financial products/investment products mentioned in this QnA or an attempt to influence the opinion or behaviour of the investors/recipients.

Any use of the information/any investment and investment related decisions of the investors/recipients are at their sole discretion and risk. Any advice herein is made on a general basis and does not take into account the specific investment objectives of the specific person or group of persons. Opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.

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