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Credit spreads as defined by the difference between corporate bonds and government bonds with similar maturity have fallen sharply over the last four months. Five and ten year AAA Read More
The better than expected US unemployment rate number for September 2012 failed to spur a rally in US equities. The S&P 500 gave up all gains seen post the release of the unemplRead More
The government bond market failed to embrace positive talk on policy rate cuts by the RBI. The ten year benchmark government bond the 8.15% 2022 bond yield closed last week at 8.16Read More
Transcript of the Podcast Hi This is your editor Arjun Parthasarathy speaking. The Friday podcast is a value add feature for the followers of Investors are Idiots.com. The brief poRead More
The gloom and doom forecasts that were prevailing for markets a few months back are now turning into bullish forecasts. Sensex forecast from 15,000 and below levels is now 20,000 aRead More
The FM in an interview with the Economic Times has spelt out that he expects the RBI to fall in step with the government by reducing interest rates in response to retail FDI and hiRead More
The regulatory authority whose primary aim is to look after the interests of the small investor is itself under the Supreme Court scanner on the appointment of its current chief MrRead More
Bond markets are becoming unduly bullish on long bonds i.e. bonds of maturities of over fifteen years. The bullishness on long bonds has brought down spreads between the ten year bRead More
Indian equities consolidated at higher levels on the back of positive sentiments over reforms, power sector restructuring and government borrowing at budgeted levels. The Rupee gaiRead More
Market outlook better but roadblocks still ahead The ECB, Fed and Bank of Japan in that order have together improved equity market sentiments globally by announcing bond purchases.Read More
Transcript of the Podcast Hi This is your editor Arjun Parthasarathy speaking. The Friday podcast is a value add feature for the followers of Investors are Idiots.com. The brief poRead More
The worlds largest company by market capitalization, Apple Inc. sold 5 million of its latest product, the IPhone 5 in just over three days. The phone was sold primarily in the US, Read More
Building portfolios based on Bottom Up approach to portfolio selection The Bottom Up approach to portfolio selecting is analysing stocks first and then analysing the sector and theRead More
 In this tutorial we will look at all the factors that drive the Indian government and corporate bond yield curves. Chart 1 shows the slope of the Indian government bond and AAA raRead More

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