The first principle in building and managing your portfolio is defining the return characteristic of the portfolio. Once the return characteristic is defined the task of portfolio Read More
Identifying the Indian Apple-Part 8 IT stocks in the Rs 400 crores to Rs 800 crores market capitalization range are characterized by wide valuations and high speculation. Stocks suRead More
It is almost as if there is a certain delight when media is talking about the fall in Facebook’s share price post the IPO. Facebook has lost 18% from its IPO price of USD 38 in jusRead More
In the last tutorial we learnt that government bond pay interest on a semi annual basis. An example of a government bond paying semi annual interest is as follows: Nomenclature: 8.Read More
What is profitability? An investment is profitable when the return on the investment is higher than the cost of capital. In simple terms, if you borrow Rs 100 at 10% annual rate ofRead More
The record low of the Indian Rupee (INR) against the USD has prompted the Finance Minister, Pranab Mukerjee to speak out. The FM has promised austerity measures in order to improveRead More
Greek elections and Spanish borrowing costs spooked markets last week with equity indices across the globe falling. Oil prices fell and the Euro weakened on the back of worries in Read More
Bond markets are awaiting the issue of a new ten year on the run bond, as the current outstanding amount on the benchmark 8.79% 2021 bond is Rs 77,000 crores. There is no official Read More
The word “hedge” is a misused word and where it is supposed to protect an asset against risk, hedges actually causes more damage to the asset. Hedge is defined by investopedia.com Read More
Record Internet IPO in times of market turmoil suggest a new normal for investors Facebook is the new normal in investing. The Internet social networking company raised USD 16 billRead More
Greece will probably be the most searched word in Google. I should be talking about Greece and its catastrophic effects on the world and India, as it will help drive traffic to invRead More
The hue and cry over the Indian Rupee (INR) as it fell to record lows of Rs 54 to the USD is even more than India crashing out of a major cricket tournament. Calls for the RBI and Read More
India has had a relatively weak start in fiscal 2012-13 with broad macro indicators suggesting a slowdown in the economy. IIP (Index of Industrial Production) growth was negative fRead More
Greece elections, trading losses by JP Morgan and weak Indian and Chinese IIP (Index of Industrial Production) data drove down equities and commodities with safe haven treasuries aRead More
Bond purchases by the RBI and weak IIP data have turned the outlook for bond yields positive and benchmark bond yields should trend down in the coming weeks. Ten year benchmark bonRead More