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Buy Right Sit Tight Insights - May 2016

Blog Blog Details
  • May 17, 2016
  • Raamdeo Agrawal|
  • Chairman, Motilal Oswal AMC
Dear investor friends,

I am pleased to present the fourth edition of our “Buy Right Sit Tight Insights”. Through this series, we will share with you our investment insights and other ideas which we believe are relevant to the world of equity investing.

In the first two editions (July 2015 and October 2015), we covered some aspects of our investment philosophy – QGLP (Quality, Growth, Longevity, at reasonable Price). The third edition touched upon the issue of rationality of markets over time.

This time, we highlight the asymmetric payoff in equity markets, and how it works in favour of patient investors.

Equity markets – the asymmetric payoff

Recently, I realised that the maximum downside in any stock is 100% i.e. the stock price falling to virtually zero.  However, there is no limit to how high a stock can go. This is a situation of asymmetric payoff i.e. limited downside, unlimited upside.

This asymmetric payoff is inherent to equities, yet at a single stock level the risk is very high. The same can be significantly reduced / nearly eliminated at the diversified portfolio level. Let’s take an example of a 5-stock portfolio with equal weights as tabled below.

How the asymmetric payoff plays out

If you have only Stock 1 or 2, it’s a total loss. Stock 3 would take you nowhere. Stock 4 will leave you somewhat well-off. Only Stock 5 will make you seriously rich.

However, at the portfolio level, despite almost three gross mistakes, you will make healthy returns, even more so over the long term.

How to make the asymmetric payoff work for you

Based on the discussion so far, two investment actionables can be derived to benefit from the asymmetric payoff of equities – (1) Limit the downside, and (2) Maximise the upside.

Limit the downside (i.e. Buy Right)
As the popular quote goes, “There are two rules to investing – Rule no. 1: Never lose money and Rule no.2: Never forget Rule no. 1!”

Limiting the downside is all about buying right, and buying right is all about building a portfolio of quality stocks with healthy long-term earnings growth at a reasonable price. (This is captured in Motilal Oswal AMC’s investing style acronym – QGLP – Quality, Growth, Longevity, Price.)

Maximise the upside (i.e. Sit Tight)
Having bought right, the best way to maximise the upside is to sit tight i.e. have tremendous patience to tide the various market cycles over a very long term. As has been said, “To make money in stocks, you must have the vision to see, the courage to buy and the patience to hold. Patience is the rarest of the three.”

I have realised that to make serious money in the market, you don’t need too much money. You need to put small amount of money and back it with a large amount of patience. It also means you have to start early to reap the full benefit of this Buy-Right-Sit-Tight process.

In conclusion

Equities offer a highly asymmetric payoff for the patient investor. As an investor, if you believe you have the necessary operational and behavioral skills, go ahead and invest in the stock markets yourself. If not, do hand over your hard-earned savings to a fund manager who has these skill sets.

In either case, do not miss out on the asymmetric payoff opportunity of equity markets.

I welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement. Please email the same to

Thanking you,

Raamdeo Agrawal



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