On May 18, Dalal Street [ Get Quote ] made history for all the wrong reasons. The BSE benchmark Sensex fell by 826 points, while the NSE Nifty lost 246 -- the highest-ever fall in the markets' history. The reasons for the free fall of stocks ranged from global meltdown in metal prices to confusion over a government proposal to tax foreign funds.
And in just one day, Rs 2,27,410 crore worth of investors' wealth was lost.
So, does the fall mean that the Indian stock market party is over?
Is it time for the small investor to run away from the market and sell their stocks? Or is it a good time to buy now with the stock prices relatively low?
Should one buy individual stocks or are mutual funds the best investment choice available to small investors?
Tell us what you think! Because, it matters!