Investors in government owned companies are the most optimistic of all investors. The reasons for the optimism stems from a) markets doing well and taking up the share prices of goRead More
Fidelity’s Indian mutual fund business has been sold to L&T AMC (Asset Management Company). Investors in Fidelity’s equity schemes will now have a new fund manager as Fidelity Read More
The four day weekend prompted players to cut open positions leading to a sharp fall of 17% in Nifty near month futures open interest. Nifty index option volatility fell on lack of Read More
Short sellers of government bonds had a great beginning in the new fiscal year. Traders who shorted government bonds at the end of March in order to cover the shorts in the first bRead More
The outperformance of the Nasdaq over the Reuters commodity index over the last one year is a sign of market trends going forward. Nasdaq, which is a technology weighted index, hasRead More
The inverted nature of yields curves across government bonds, corporate bonds and interest rates swaps are set to see a change with yield curves steepening across the three segmentRead More
Markets will go into April 2012 with positive news coming out of Europe, US and Japan. The Eurozone leaders have approved of a Euro 800 billion firewall to stem sovereign debt contRead More
The new fiscal year 2012-13 is starting off on a tough note for the bond market. The first week of April 2012 has three trading holidays but bond market participants cannot go on aRead More
Will India and China continue to trail developed markets? India and China are seeing domestic economic issues taking its toll on its markets. The Nifty and Shanghai composite are dRead More
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