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The Non-Plan expenditure of the government constitutes 65% of total government expenditure that was budgeted for fiscal 2012-13. Non-Plan expenditure was estimated at Rs 969,000 crRead More
The Sensex and Nifty closed down marginally last week as the markets digested weak IIP numbers, better than expected inflation numbers and mixed global economic data. Weak corporatRead More
Bond markets will seriously position for rate cuts post the budget for 2013-14 that is to be tabled in the parliament on the 28thof February. The market will watch out for the goveRead More
The Union Budget for 2013-14 is to be tabled in the Parliament on the 28th of February 2013. This budget will be the last full budget of the UPA government before elections in 2014Read More
Transcript of the Podcast Hi this is your editor Arjun Parthasarathy speaking. The Friday podcast is a value add feature for the followers of Investors are Idiots.com. The brief poRead More
In the last issue of “Upgrading your trading skills series” we learnt to place restrictions on long directional trades. The restrictions placed on long directional positions were aRead More
ICICI Bank has a 7.83% weight in the Sensex.  In the last issue of the “Learn to be your own fund manager series” we learnt that your portfolio performance in relation to the SenseRead More
The government funds over 90% of its fiscal deficit through issue of dated government bonds. A rising fiscal deficit implies higher government borrowing that in turn leads to pressRead More
We recommend one fund for investment, the Prima Fund for investors looking to invest in small and mid cap funds. Investment Philosophy of FT Franklin Templeton (FT) Asset ManagemenRead More
The government has indicated that it is likely to borrow less in fiscal 2013-14 than the amount it borrowed in 2012-13. The lower borrowing amount of the government is positive forRead More
Bharat Forge stock is trading at Rs 218 as of 11th February 2013, which discounts expected 2013 earnings by 20.5x. The upside for the stock five years down the line is 237%. IndianRead More
Tax breaks will not help equity flows Arjun Parthasarathy Published: 11th February 2013 The government is trying to push the RGESS (Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme) by giving itRead More
In the last tutorial we had estimated Tata Motors consolidated to show a 48% drop in free cash flows for fy 13 but free cash could even turn negative if Tata Motors standalone contRead More
The yield on a corporate bond carries two types on risk, one is interest rate risk and the second is credit risk. Table 1 gives the traded levels in terms of yields of two corporatRead More

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