Government bonds are fixed income securities issued by the Government of India (GOI).  Government bonds have the following characteristics: Face Value, maturity date, coupon, coupoRead More
Market capitalization (market cap) is the total value of a company and is calculated by multiplying the number of equity shares outstanding with the market price of the equity sharRead More
Bond market players do not know which way to look. On one side there is a steady stream of government bond supply and on another side there is a weakening currency that impacts liqRead More
Global markets exhibited classical signs of risk aversion with risk asset prices falling and safe haven asset prices moving higher. Equities and commodities fell while US treasury Read More
Direct intervention in currency markets does not work  Traders looking to go long the INR on hopes of RBI intervention will be disappointed and will be stopped out as the INR weakeRead More
Manisha answered the following six questions on her portfolio and found that her portfolio was haphazardly constructed and required restructuring. Question 1: What differentiates oRead More
The economy will adjust to the new Rupee levels over a period of time. The differentials with the US economy are wide enough for the Rupee to stem its seemingly free fall. India isRead More
The prices of gold hit a three-year peak at around USD 1,360 per ounce on 6th July 2016 on the back of Brexit worries on global financial markets. Chart 1 Earlier the highest priceRead More
Corporate performance is better than the economy’s performance Corporate performance in fiscal 2011-12 in India has been better than the performance of the economy and this tRead More
US equity indices closed positive week on week on better than expected corporate results from majors such as Apple, Amazon.com and AT&T. The US economic growth for the first quRead More
Government bond yields rose to its highest levels seen since the beginning of April on worries of supply and liquidity. The government is scheduled to borrow Rs 63,000 crores each Read More
The performance of cash rich companies and high debt companies over the last one year has been similar, leading to questions on whether cash is a safe haven in troubled times. TablRead More
The yield curve is the plotting of yields of securities of similar credits with different maturities. A highly liquid and AAA rated corporate bond yield curve should be upward slopRead More
Identifying the Indian Apple-Part 5 The large cap IT stocks are trading at their lowest valuations in over fifteen years and this is lowering the attractiveness of tier 2 stocks. IRead More
Six question to answer on your portfolio There are three parts to your investment portfolio. The first part is broad asset allocation, the second part is allocation of securities wRead More