Last Diwali, Lakshmi and I had prepared a Diwali Picks presentation. The below chart gives the performance.
The peak performance was 26 pc and average was 20 pc as compared to 6 and 6.8 pc of the Nifty.
I would recommend booking 50% of the portfolio and remaining in cash. Some of the things we noticed:
1. Maruti Sales have recorded all time highs since Diwali, but share prices have gone no where.
2. Titan is a mid-cap which has doubled i value. Each portfolio needs to have certain mid caps.
3. Nifty has gone nowhere but individual stocks have given returns.