Short term fixed income funds invest in a mix of money market securities, government bonds and corporate bonds. Short term funds aim to maintain an overall portfolio maturity of leRead More
Silver has caught the fancy of investors over the last one year. Silver trading volumes in MCX (Multi Commodity Exchange) have surged with silver accounting for 38% of total tradedRead More
The IT (Information Technology) sector in India is largely dependent on the prospects of the US and European economies, as 85% of revenues are generated from these geographies. US Read More
The sharp fall in GDP growth in 2011-12 has been accompanied by a sharp fall in monetary aggregates that affect the overall liquidity in the system. GDP growth for fiscal 2011-12 hRead More
The biggest risk faced by investors in Indian equities, bonds and the currency at present is political risk. Political risk exists in the form of worry on mid term polls at the cenRead More
The first half of fiscal 2012-13 will see bond supply through government bond auctions averaging Rs 15,000 crores a week. The government is to borrow a gross amount of Rs 569,000 cRead More
Nifty and Sensex closed down by over 0.5% week on week on the back of budget reactions, roll back of railway fare hikes, worries on domestic political situation, weak rupee, reportRead More
The USD will make a strong comeback this year as the US economy strengthens and grows at a faster pace relative to its peers in the developed world. The USD index, which tracks theRead More
Important ratios Ratios give you a snapshot of how the company is being viewed by markets as well as a snapshot of how the company itself is doing. However, ratios can be extremelyRead More
Liquidity is a term used frequently in fixed income investing. Investors talk about easy liquidity and tight liquidity and the impact of liquidity conditions on the yields of fixedRead More
Fixed income investors will gain more by investing in mark to market fixed income mutual fund schemes rather than by investing in fixed return products such as FMP’s (Fixed MaturitRead More
 A strong US Dollar (USD) will lead equity markets higher in 2012. The US economy is looking the best amongst the worst and that includes India and China, leading to the US equity Read More
Investors should look forward to more positive sentiments in markets but given that this time around, the conditions for a market rally are different. They should be choosy about tRead More
Equity indices reacted to domestic issues rather than global issues with Indian and Chinese equity indices closing negative week on week. Markets in US, Europe and Japan closed posRead More
Bond markets had a bad week with RBI and the government delivering bad news. Bond yields rose 14bps last week with the ten year benchmark bond the 8.79% 2021 bond yield closing at Read More