Ask Ajit: ‘Want to invest Rs 2 lakhs, please advise’

‘Can you suggest a list of stocks which will give good results in the long term?’

Ajit Mishra, vice president, Research, Religare Broking, answers your queries.

Ashutosh Joshi: I am 43 years old and have been mainly investing in mutual funds since about 10 years.

I have built up a good portfolio and booked profit in some of my MF holdings.

I now want to invest this profit amount (around Rs 2 lakhs) in stocks.

Can you suggest a list of stocks which will give good results in the long term (5 years plus).

I would also like to systematically invest around 10K per month in stocks of companies with good fundamentals for a long term portfolio buildup.

Ajit Mishra: You can invest in stocks such as Britannia, Coromandel International, Kansai Nerolac, Orient Electric, Metropolis, Maruti, M&M, Phillips Carbon, Ramco Cements, ICICI Bank and SBI for the long term.


Srinivasa: I have 100 shares @ Rs 315 in PNC Infratech. Should I hold/sell?

Ajit Mishra: Hold.


Geetha Vijayakumar: I have 10 shares of Maruti Suzuki @ Rs 6,900. Please advise.

Ajit Mishra: Hold for long term.


Anuj Jain: Hello Sir, I am a regular reader of your column and find it very helpful.

Kindly advise regarding following shares in my portfolio.

Ajit Mishra:


Vikash Mishra: Please advise as to whether I should exit, add or hold.

Is it advisable to invest small amounts in such a large number of shares?

My investment is nearly Rs 12 lakhs.

My list of shares is as follows:

Ajit Mishra:


Ganapathi Kamath: I have the below shares along with average price. Please advise whether I should average further or exit:

Ajit Mishra:


Hemang Diljun: Need feedback on the following stocks:

Ajit Mishra:


AMIT KUMAR: Please guide about the following share investments. Also suggest some scripts for 5-10 years horizon.

Ajit Mishra:


Harshit Dave: I hope you are well. I hold shares in RIL, Tata Motors, Infosys, L&T, SBI, HDFC Bank for long term.

My outlook is long term in span of 10-15 years, but I am looking for your advice about the following shares in my portfolio which is causing confusion to me (to hold or sell or average out):

Ajit Mishra:


Jaydeb Das: I am a senior citizen. I have started investing during last eight months.

Following are my holdings. Please advise what to do; if to hold, for how many months?

Ajit Mishra:


Balakrishnan Ramamoorthy: I am holding 400 shares of Adani Ports bought at Rs 716 per share. Please advice

Ajit Mishra: Book partial profit.


Please mail your questions to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Ask Ajit’, along with your name, and Mr Ajit Mishra will offer his unbiased views.

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Any use of the information/any investment and investment related decisions of the investors/recipients are at their sole discretion and risk. Any advice herein is made on a general basis and does not take into account the specific investment objectives of the specific person or group of persons. Opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.

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