Markets to trend with a positive bias Merkel and Sarkozy to unveil a comprehensive European sovereign and bank rescue package, China buying shares of its banks, Bank of England (BORead More
The valuations of FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) and Pharmaceutical (Pharma) stocks in the Nifty index reflects the stand alone financials of each of the companies, the flight tRead More
Policy transmission has never been as fast  RBI does not have to tighten policy rates further in its quest to bring down inflation expectations. The government and the SBI are helpRead More
The Euro was the most watched currency in the World in the 2010 to 2012 period due to the  sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. There were talks of the collapse of the Euro as a Read More
SBI and other state run banks will stop lending to lower rated borrowers State Bank of India (SBI) credit rating was downgraded by Moody’s. The credit rating agency downgraded SBI’Read More
Indian equity indices were hit by the credit rating downgrade of SBI by Moody’s. The Bank Nifty fell over 4% week on week dragging the Sensex and Nifty down as the banking sector hRead More
  The bond market bid and “got given” at higher levels of yields in the first government bond auction of the second half of fiscal 2011-12. The government auctioned Rs 15,000 Read More
Action Portfolio should be easily trackable if you are too busy to spend time on investments. A large, ungainly portfolio will work against you if you do not have time Ravi is a veRead More
In this tutorial we will take a closer look at the credit downgrade of SBI, which will help you in better understanding of the concept of credit risk. SBI credit rating downgraded Read More
Growth specific factors are: Sales growth Profit growth Dividend growth Earnings growth Questions What is the expected sales growth of the company compared to the industry in the nRead More
The mutual fund business in India is a losing proposition, except for a very few who have already built up a strong asset base. Even the profitable ones are making almost next to nRead More
The wage inflation facing the Indian middle class brings out what Swaminathan.S. Anklesaria Aiyar termed as “Middle class hypocrisy” in his column in the Sunday Times on the 2nd ofRead More
Stimulus comes with a price The news of the higher than expected government borrowing for the second half of fiscal 2011-12 drove up bond yields across segments. Ten year governmenRead More
  The external debt data released by the RBI for end June 2011 throws up some disturbing numbers. Debt of USD 137 billion is coming up for maturity in the next one year and ifRead More
Volatility is not gone out of markets. The positive week on week close of the Sensex and Nifty is not an indicator of an upward trend this week. The sharp increase in Nifty at the Read More