"Fortune favours the brave "

' High risk, high returns ' - this equation characterise the stock markets.
It is clear that without taking calculated risks, one cannot develop in

The transit of the North Node, Rahu, which rules gambling is very important
in the stock market equation. This planet rules all risk taking ventures. If
the North Node is favourable and if Jupiter is indeed benevolent in a
favourable house, one can go ahead and take calculated risks.

The North Node is in India's 10th and Jupiter in the second ( Cancer, Lunar
Ascendant ). The Sensex ( 20465) and Rupee ( 39.40 ) have hit peaks ! Forex
reserves have gone past $ 276 billion . Auto and automotive components
exports have registered phenomenal growth, along with software and steel.
Foreign investors averr that India is the best emerging market. FII inflows
have crossed $ 30 b and the share market is poised to rise ! India, in
contrast to China, has got good English language skills and better software
skills. Foreigners relish working in India than in China, because of the
language problem. The Indian stock markets are computerised and transparent.
There are less scams. It is true that turnover on the NSE ( maximum $ 20
billion a day ) are way behind the turnover of London Stock Exchange ( $
1000 b ) or New York ( $ 1000 b ) ( $ 1 b - Rs 4500 crores ). But it is
only a matter of time that NSE and BSE catches up with LSE & NYSE ( at PPP
estimates ).

The negative points that must be noted, are however, Jupiter in the 6th and
Saturn in the 2nd. These 2 planets are dragging and retarding progress. The
adverse positions of these 2 are responsible for the sudden dips ( Sensex
down to 20400 from 18000 ) and a feeling of anxiety and fear amongst the
investor population. In Forex market also, Rupee is continuing its bull run
against the greenback but there was a sudden dip earlier.

Venus moving over to Libra and Mercury getting exalted in Virgo will only
improve the market. We have to remember that small declines are healthy as
the market is continuing its bull run. Saturn and Mars are the villains and
we have to be cautious all the time.

" The smartness of the operator lies in booking loss and not in booking
profit " . What does it mean ?

It is common experience that when we sell a scrip, it goes up ! When we buy
a share, it goes down ! If the market is going to rise, we should hold on.
( In Technical Analysis, a bull run is characterised by rising Resistance
and Support levels ). I bought SAIL three years back at 13.70. It declined
to 8 and after 3 years I sold it for 40! If you invest in a fundamentally
sound scrip, there is no risk in holding on ! One should invest only in
potential winners ! ( Another example was ICICI Bank. I bought it for 35. It
declined to 18 and I sold it after 1 year at 151 ! ). One should not panic
when the share one bought declines ! Nor when the share one sells goes up !
We do not control the market ! If you understand this, you will come to know
that smartness is loss booking and not profit booking !

In 2003, I bought SBI at 420 and sold it off at 449, bought Reliance at 408
and sold it off at 432, Infosys at 4512 and sold it off at 4633, ICICI Bank
at 194 and sold it off at 207 & GACL at 219 and sold it off at 230. I am not
bothered if it goes up. I booked profit. In the present situation, it
appears as booking loss as the prices of these scrips have gone up !

( On the occult side, I protected myself by chanting the Karthiaveeryarjuna
Mantra and wearing an Ohari Vipanana Vijayaprada Yantra, made by a Brahmin
Tantric friend. Here is the K V Mantra.

Karthiaveeryarjuno Namah
Rajah Bahu Sahasravan

Tasya Samsmaranath Eva
Hritham Nashtam cha Labhyathe )

The Irrational Crowd & the Contrarian Investor

We have to understand that man is an irrational animal( Russell ) ( in
direct contrast to the classical definition of man as a rational animal ) .
The crowd is irrational and sentimental. During boom, all men view the
market with rose-tainted glass thinking that the boom will last forever. No
boom lasts for ever. Based on the bullish reports given by the media, the
crowd pushes the market up. During a bear hug, the reverse happens. Crowds
take the market to unjustifiably low levels. The irrational crowd is
sentimental, not fundamental. A scrip is either underpriced or overpriced.
It is overpriced in a bullish market and underpriced in a bearish market.
Understand that the Market is cyclical and take advantage of booms and busts

Insulate yourself from the contagion of the crowd. Being part of the crowd
will get you nowhere. Book profits every now and then. Be a contrarian !

Knowledge - A criterion for success

Good ideas and good research are an absolute necessity in the market place.
The market is not a roulette wheel. There is no substitute for Information.
Along with Knowledge, hard work is called for. One should be alert and work
hard for success. Fortune indeed favours the industrious !

Women are won by wooing

Fortune is won the same

Sure there will be lots of trouble

Sure there will be heaps of cares

Burdens that bend us double

Worries that come to wear

But we must still be pursuing

Something to see us through !

We recommend buying TISCO, Infosys, United Phosphorus, CMC, GAIL, Auro
Pharma at their current support levels. Since the Sensex is at 20465, wait
for the market to dip and buy these at their support levels. A reaction is
expected at any time. A loss of 400 points to the Sensex can happen at any
moment. On should wait for the market to decline and then enter at the
current support level of the Sensex. Some scrips are moving sideways ( that
is when the Sensex goes up, some scrips are coming down ). Such movements
are to be expected. But, by and large, most of the cyclicals move up when
the market goes up and comes down when the market comes down.

Please check the position of Rahu and Jupiter in your chart and their
transits. People with Virgo as their Moon Sign should also be cautious as
Saturn is in the adverse 12th. Saturn ( gambling ) and Jupiter ( Divine
Grace ) are king makers !

Author's Bio: 

Article by Govind Kumar, astro scholar, writer and academician of
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