“Investing against the tide” sounds a whole lot cooler than it really is. For when we make a decision that leaves us standing out, our first thought is to look around and wonder why? After all you wouldn’t want to be the black sheep! Unless, of course, you are confident of your investment and it’s backed by something beyond momentum (or in this case herd mentality). We strongly believe that despite contradictory market movements, a sufficient price correction to the public sector banks has now been made, and jumping in at what we believe are discounted rates (being at the lower end of our valuation range) is the way to go. This suggestion does not come at the back of merely a valuation, but after analysing and more importantly rationalising the past and present market conditions.