'Money needs time to grow'

The fund manager, Principal Large Cap Fund shares his investment mantra with you.

Pramod Gupta        Print Edition: March 6, 2008

Pramod Gupta, Fund Manager, Principal Large Cap Fund
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.

 

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