IT IndustryInformation Technology Industry has been around since 1970s when a mini computer was not really mini in size! Fast forward to 2017, a lot has changed and it will keep on changing in future as well. Such is the nature of this industry. Most of the industry leaders are not listed on Indian stock exchanges, rather they are listed on American stock exchanges. As an investor, you might be thinking how to ride such trends & possibly make most of the listed companies in Indian stock exchange? Additionally, there are visa issues & a general downtrend in all IT stocks. Allow us to explain in simpler language as we do at AI. It’s a little longer article, so we are publishing it on weekend. Happy reading!

Recently, DSPBR Micro Cap fund restricted fresh purchase or SIP. It created a lot of inconvenience to people who were planning to start new SIP or a lumpsum investment. It was followed by Mirae Asset Emerging fund also to restrict fresh purchase. We believe more small cap funds can join them in restricting fresh fund inflows. The reason fund managers are giving is that they can not find stocks to park fresh inflows.

But why is that so? Let’s try to understand.

Lets say DSP BR Micro cap has 5,800 cr as on today. If average small cap stock has a market capital of 500 cr. In that case, if fund has to deploy even 1% of their cash into a stock, they will end up buying 58 cr worth of stocks and result in owning more than 10% of that company. Also it is not practical to buy 10% shares in less liquid stocks simply because there are not enough shares on the exchange.

Another logic given by investor is that they can invest in more stocks and own lesser percentage in those stocks? This is also not possible since if they start doing it, they will end up buying all kinds of stocks which they do not want to do. Also managing so many stocks is an added burden on fund performance.

This is the same reason why Warren Buffet says he finds Indian markets less liquid to park his money. Since his slice of investment converted into indian rupees is till too much for even large caps indian stocks.

So what do small cap investors do now? 

This is a key question in every small cap investor’s mind. How to identify a multibagger early & hold on for outsized returns? It’s easier said than done!

But AI believes, it can be done if we learn how to evaluate a small cap stock with a robust & ever-evolving process. The key characteristics to look out in a small cap stock is quite different from large caps. We, at AI, have an applied process in place to identify next multibaggers. With it, we are sure that we are gonna hit bull’s eye more than often.

Below are key pillars of our process while searching for a multibagger. Of course, you can outsource this to us by subscribing to our service (click here) but we also encourage our readers to slowly ingrain the concepts of small cap investing. It will be very good on a long run & you will know what you are heading towards.