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    ...It can also be seen as an affirmation of the Indian economy’s strength and the potential it can scale. Our economy is at an inflection point; 10,000 or thereabouts on Nifty is just a milestone and the equity markets have a bright future ahead. Though the valuations at present are slightly above mean, the market is still far away from the frothy valuations that were seen in 2007-08. In January 2008, the Nifty had touched a high of 6,288; the Nifty earnings for trailing 12 months (TTM) were around 222. At current levels, the Nifty TTM earnings have more than doubled to 454. Hence, the valuations are far from stretched. No doubt, corporate earnings have been elusive for the past few years but as consumption improves, corporate earnings are also likely to improve. Hence, long-term equity investors should not hesitate from investing at current levels. An investor has to judiciously plan her future by properly weighing her investment options and goals. ...

    Live Mint on Sept. 18, 2017, 4:53 p.m.