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Buy equities when analysts are bearish, sell when they are bullish Brokerages are in a rush to downgrade Sensex and Nifty earnings growth and lower 2011 year end targets for the inRead More
The country is in a rebellious mood. Ordinary citizens fed up of corruption, inflation and widening wealth divide have wholeheartedly embraced the Anna movement. The strength of thRead More
Action Investments in NBFC NCD’s are avoidable given that rates are likely to come off on the back of economy slowing down. Credit spreads seen as attractive at present will no lonRead More
In this edition of selecting stocks for the future series, we will look at ICICI bank as a potential stock for the future. It is the cheapest private bank stock in the Nifty index Read More
Let us take the example of the SBI (State Bank of India) bond. The bond is rated AAA which is the highest safety rating given by rating agencies. The terms of the bond are Issuer: Read More
There are four factors that affect the share price of a company- a) Company specific factors b) Market specific factors c) Sector specific factors and d) Economy specific factors. Read More
The expiry of August derivative contracts this week will see short positions in the market being covered. The Nifty index fell over 4% week on week, taking the August to date fall Read More
Government bond yields are set for a downward trend in the coming days. The ten year benchmark bond, the 7.80% 2021 bond is trading at levels of 8.27% and with factors turning posiRead More
Trading rules to be followed diligently  You have taken up trading as a means to make money in markets. It does not matter whether it is equity, commodity, currency, bonds or crediRead More
Defensive investing will be a bad bet The rush to defensives is deafening. Equity investors are flocking to defensives such as consumer goods and pharmaceutical stocks. Companies tRead More
Preamble It is not often that one can go back and prove that one’s predictions have come true. In the aftermath of the 2008 crisis when governments and central banks let loose a moRead More
Coal India overtook Reliance as the most valuable company by market capitalization in India this week.  Last week Apple briefly took over the most valuable company by market capitaRead More
RBI need not hike rates now  The RBI can use the LAF (Liquidity Adjustment Facility) for policy transmission rather than tweaking policy rates. The RBI has been raising the repo anRead More
The domestic economy is showing signs of moderation in growth. Key indicators including industrial production and credit growth are growing at a slower pace than the pace at which Read More
The brief rally in bond yields fizzled out on the back of fresh worries on inflation, government finances and rate hikes. The ten year benchmark bond the 7.80% 2021 bond saw yieldsRead More

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