Parachute ki Kasam

"The fox was running for his dinner, but the rabbit was running for his life."

In 1999, Harsh Mariwala, the Chairman of Marico received a call from Keki Dadiseth, the then Chairman of HLL (Hindustan Lever, now Hindustan Unilever or HUL). HUL, the granddaddy of the Indian FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) industry had decided to enter the hair oil segment through its brand ‘Nihar’. The segment was dominated by Marico via its brand ‘Parachute’. Flush from its success in dislodging Colgate as the market leader in the oral care segment, HUL wanted to dominate the hair care segment and intended to buy ‘Parachute’, the crown jewel from Marico.

“Mr Mariwala, I will give you enough resources to take care of you and all your future generations. But if you do not sell… ". Mr Mariwala’s reply was firm, " Mr Dadiseth, you may think I am a nut but you will find I am a tough nut to crack. Thanks, but no thanks.”

HUL has been in existence in the country since the 19th century, and i…

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to it's $1 trillion valuations was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.
Jobs had returned to Apple about eight weeks earlier (he had been fired in 1985). Apple had 90 days of cash left in the bank. The future looked bleak and few people gave it a chance to survive, let alone go on to become America’s first publicly-traded company to hit $1 trillion in market value.
Jobs dressed in his trademark black turtleneck, but wearing shorts instead of blue jeans. He’s delivering an intense and passionate message to a small group of employees. The passion he showed and the question he raised would inspire his team to dig their way out of the hole.

Focus on the gems On September 23, 1997, Jobs told his staff that Apple had eliminated some 70% of its product line. “It’s way too much stuff,” he said. “Apple has drifted away from doing the basics really well. We’ve focused on …

in the last one month...

From July first week to now, can see a lot of improvement in sentiments.

Mostly, people concentrate either technical &/or fundamental but ignore the sentimental, the fact is,  it plays the major role in the market but nobody has the sentimental data. Who going to reverse the sentiment & when will it change, remains suspense. — Murugavel (@murugavell) July 3, 2018

From July starting onwards, day by day, the new low set of category decreasing and new high category slightly increasing - sentimental indicator! — Murugavel (@murugavell) July 10, 2018

In the last one month,  120 stocks gave 20% & above  positive return 




In January 2018, when the NIFTY was made new high 11000+, most of the stocks were also performed well,  after that NIFTY corrected 10%,  after 6 months, now NIFTY came up to the same level of 11000+ in July 2018. So, as of now, NIFTY maintains the status quo

Whereas, out of the active stocks listed in NSE, hardly 90 stocks only gave the positive return of 10% and above, between Jan 2018 to July 2018 

But more than 1000 stocks underperformed and gave the negative return of 10% and above and in the worst part, out of it, more than 600 stocks down by more than 30% during this period, between Jan 2018 to July 2018. 

More than 10% & above  positive return stocks list