Why do these so called equity analysts and fund managers have jobs? They are employed using our money to tell us when is the best time to enter or exit the market or make such calls on our behalf. AMCs charge a whopping 2+% per annum in management fees for equity mutual funds which go into the salaries and perks of these characters.
And what do they do to earn this money? Parrot the line that everyone in the market who is worth their salt knows anyway. Recommend infrastructure stocks when they are at PEs of 20-30 and paanwaalas and their aunties have already bought them. Say that the market is strong and will do well in 2008 when the subprime crisis was looming in global markets. Put out research reports on over-researched companies like L&T and NTPC. Do they deserve the money they are gobbling up?