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:-) You are in a Bull Market when…..

😀 There are some witty guys out there….

😆 You are in a a bull market, When…..
…You offer your broker a car each morning so he doesn’t need to take the Mumbai local to get to the terminal by before 9 am.

…The pink papers are the first to disappear from your lap when you fall asleep on a flight.

…Every third executive works through the day with a Stock Portal minimized on the computer screen

…The excitement in otherwise pin-drop offices is not about Kolkata Knight Riders’s victory but PTC India Financial hitting another circuit.

…Old-timers get nostalgic about V P Singh’s 1985 Budget and Manmohan Singh’s game-changing 1991 Budget but conclude ‘this one is different.’

🙄 …Some one says the Sensex will hit 100,000 by 2020 and people say ‘That late?’ 

😯 …You use the wizened ‘Book your profit’ line in evening conversation and people arch their eyebrows with that elevator look as if your clothes didn’t fit.

😐 …Experts say it would be better for investors to await corrections to  buy on declines but  ‘you are not going to be able to catch these declines as smartly as you think you can.’

😥 …The most self-confessed wretched are not those who didn’t buy the right stock but those who complain they didn’t buy enough.

…You feel so wasted on Saturdays and Sundays you re-read the weekday stock quotations.

😛 …The favorite fantasy is salivating with the thought of ‘If I had bought 50,000 shares of Suzlon Energy @  Rs 8…’

… Half the country is watching Stock channels

…The real work of the day begins only after 3:30 pm.

…An entire country that was struggling to fund the confidence to price stocks on retrospective earnings has started using that seductive ‘based on FY17 earnings…’

…Conservative companies, which used words like ‘accruals’ even as recent as mid-May now pepper every third line with qualified institutional placement.

…A broker calls a company not to ask ‘Will the next quarter be good?’ but ‘Any block of shares available?’

Gurus recommend we short gold, disinvest surplus real estate and laugh at eight per cent tax-free paper

…The best ear-raiser at a party is ‘just yesterday, I was speaking to a fund manager in Singapore.’

…You need to get to your retail broker’s office at 8:45 to get the chair closest to the trading terminal.

😥 ….. At 3.30, you wish the markets are on till 5.

…You do things you probably have not done in six years, like offering to take the family on a three-day Phuket trip.

…You go to the Mercedes showroom to ask about the price of the M Class with a diplomatic ‘just asking, you know…’

…When you are full of which stock will quadruple in how much time resulting in exactly what annualised return, but no clue why.

👿 …If you bring up even a whispered reference to ‘The Black Swan’ by Nicholas Nassim Taleb, someone is going to soon discuss your parentage.


2 thoughts on “:-) You are in a Bull Market when…..”

  1. How very true sir, Just to add the first class compartment in Mumbai locals will be full of Economic Times and Business standards and Mint with people standing and sitting in awkard positions reading the same. Miss my olf Mumbai days

  2. Gaurav Parikh

    Yes Rohit there is a palpable buzz in the air…we have many clients joining up from all over India…”picture abhi baki hai mere dost”…however be cautious about unsolicited smses suggesting to buy this scrip and that and learn to distinguish between trusted and vested sources… even experts on Stock channels continue to utter balderdash….and cats and dogs too are bouncing…do your homework and research and stick to a fundamental good story

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