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'Ignore short-term market noise'

'Ignore short-term market noise'

K. N. Sivasubramanian , Senior Portfolio Manager—Equity, Franklin Templeton, says too much attention to shorter returns can be detrimental to wealth creation over the long term.

K. N. Sivasubramanian 

‘Senior Portfolio Manager—Equity, Franklin Templeton

Investment mantra: Focus on individual companies rather than the sector or market segment it belongs to.

Best calls: Indian Rayon, Kansai Nerolac Paints, FAG Bearings

Calls that didn’t work: Too numerous to recount

Top picks right now: Infosys, Grasim, L&T, Mico, Bharti (as on December 2006)

Advice to small investors: Every investment decision should enhance your overall wealth and complement your existing portfolio. This will help you avoid the pitfalls of chasing hot investment ideas or over-exposure to a single investment

Worst mistake they make: Too much attention to shorter returns which can be detrimental to wealth creation over the long term

The one thing they must never forget: Staying focused on ultimate financial goals and ignoring short-term market noise


—PUJA MEHRA