|Pramod Gupta, Fund Manager, Principal Large Cap Fund|
Past positions: Was head of research in Principal AMC. Before that worked as a research analyst in HSBC.
Investment mantra: Look for companies with solid propositions and long-term sustainable business model at fair valuations. Do fundamental research and be thorough on numbers.
Best call over the past few months: Axis Bank.
Worst call over the past few months: i-flex Solutions.
Top picks right now: Banking and financial sector, and capital goods sector.
Advice to small investors: Don’t look for fast short-term gains. Rather, invest for long term and give time to your money to grow.
Worst mistake small investors make: Buying stocks on rumours and market noises.
Pramod Gupta is fund manager, Principal Large Cap Fund.