The RBI will indicate a shift in stance from tight to accommodative monetary policy and will effect policy changes starting January 2012. Markets can expect the RBI to cut the repoRead More
Action Do not get locked on to a SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) sold to you by a financial service provider, as the benefits from doing your own SIPs are far higher. Retain flexiRead More
The Nifty index consists of fifty stocks, which are weighted on a free float market capitalization basis (free float market capitalization is the number of non promoter shares outsRead More
Global equity markets reacted positively to the EU (European Union) summit held on the 9th of December. Equity indices in the Americas and Europe rallied post the release the detaiRead More
Bond market sentiments have turned positive after a one and half years period of bearishness. Bond yields have rallied across maturities and across yield curves. Ten year benchmarkRead More
Government run savings schemes or small savings schemes including Post Office Savings, Public Provident Fund (PPF) and National Savings Certificate (NSC) are seen as the safest invRead More
Corporate India has suddenly woken up to the lack of reforms by the UPA government. The farce over the retail FDI issue has all corporate bodies up in arms on the lack of politicalRead More
The Insurance IPO regulations seem to be ahead of their time. Not only are there cyclical headwinds in the form of volatile stock and financial markets. The structural underpinningRead More
Government must show fiscal consolidation if India has to move forward “The solution can not simply be massive debt monetization by the ECB. The solution must include credible, verRead More
Mutual funds are the best vehicle for retail investors looking to access the corporate bond market in India. The last tutorial highlighted the issues that faced investors in accessRead More
Hybrid equity and its effect on common shareholders Hybrid securities carry risk characteristics of fixed income securities as well as of common equity. Companies issue hybrid equiRead More
The bond market will go into the RBI policy review on a bullish note. The markets will expect the RBI to maintain status quo on policy rates and also guide the market on its stanceRead More
The equity rally of over 7% last week has a bit more steam left. Equity markets closed on a bullish note last week, closing at highs for the week. The Nifty and Sensex gained arounRead More
Fixed income dominates your lives but is actually given the least amount of time by you. The reasons are not far to seek. Fixed income is seen as requiring high level of knowledge Read More
Going against extreme pessimism will prove beneficial Can India do better in calendar year 2012 in terms of market performance? The positives for India going into 2012 are prospectRead More