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Budget sets the stage for a bull run

Stocks are cheap, and there's no better time to invest than now. Read why our analysts think that a bull run is coming, and how you can make the most of it

Hot sectors to bet onThe Union Budget for 2016-17 is out, and the markets are cheering. The government's fiscal rectitude, huge push for infrastructure, and a number of other growth-friendly measures have meant that a turnaround is now highly probable.

Stocks are cheap, and there's no better time to invest than now. This is the theme of the cover story of the March 2016 issue of Wealth Insight, Get Ready to Ride the Next Bull Run. Read why our analysts think that a bull run is coming, and how you can make the most of it. In 'Company Tale', read the amazing 25 year story of Bharti, in an in-depth interview with Sunil Mittal. In our interview of the month, Kotak Mutual Fund CEO and veteran fund manager Nilesh Shah, tells us what went wrong in 2015, and how things will turn out this year.

In Market Compass, read about how oil prices impact the fate of some sectors disproportionately, whether positively or negatively. Also read about the capex intensity of some sectors and the project-wise decline of the capex situation. Corporate profits may be under pressure, but read our analysis of how margins are at a high point for many sectors.

In Analyst's Diary, read about how, while majority of sectors have seen their sales and bottom lines shrink over the year, five star sectors have emerged out at the top and bucked the trend. We also have an analysis of tech stocks and what their low valuations mean for investors.

Like every issue, our regular columnists bring you thought-provoking reading that will help you understand and anticipate events better: Vivek Kaul points to the continuing importance of agricultural growth, and Saurabh Mukherjea worries about how low-growth sectors are coming along. Sanjiv Pandiya examines China's crisis and concludes that the middle kingdom will have to devalue its currency. Anand Tandon explains how the banking crisis is really a global phenomena.

And of course, we also have other regular features like Stock Ideas in the issue.

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