Equity markets will see range bound trading in the first week of calendar year 2012. Economic data in the form of manufacturing growth and US unemployment numbers will be watched fRead More
The year 2012 will start on a volatile note State elections in India, government finances, third quarter results of corporates, liquidity and rate cut expectations will ensure volaRead More
One prediction than one can confidently make for the calendar year 2012 is that “austerity” will be the key word for nations, corporations and common people. Nations will adopt ausRead More
Action Tax saving exercise should be separated from investments. Investing for the sake of saving tax is not desirable and investments should be carried out with return perspectiveRead More
Ten best Nifty stocks – Government run companies are not in The stage for picking the future winners in the Nifty index has arrived. In the selecting stocks for the future seRead More
CDS spreads are a front runner for equities Investors should track ICICI Bank CDS spreads for future direction of markets, given that it has become a lead runner for direction of IRead More
Tighter than expected liquidity conditions will force the RBI to cut CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) before the third quarter policy review scheduled for the 24th of January 2012. The RBIRead More
The expiry of derivative contracts this week should see the market covering its shorts and go with lower positions in the New Year. Benchmark indices the Sensex and the Nifty closeRead More
Liquidity as measured by bids for repo in the LAF (Liquidity Adjustment Facility) auction of the RBI tightened to all time highs last week. Bid for repo touched Rs 173,330 crores oRead More
Idle money is as good as burning it. Burning money does not give any pleasure to any one as it may as well be spent or even be used to speculate, gamble etc., which at least gives Read More
The possibility that the sun will shine again in 2012 on the back of artificial liquidity provided by central banks cannot be ruled out. Borrowing cost for Spain fell sharply on thRead More
The Government of India is the single largest borrower in the country. The government runs a fiscal deficit where expenditure is higher than revenues and the resultant deficit is fRead More
Equity linked to derivatives Derivatives are instruments whose value is derived from the value of an underlying asset. The underlying asset includes equity, debt, currencies, commoRead More
Markets can fall further but play for recovery down the line Nothing can go right for India now. Equities are tanking, currency is tanking and the government is doing its best to mRead More
Bond markets recorded the highest volumes ever on the day of the RBI policy review. Government bond market volumes on the NDS-OM (Negotiated Dealing System-Order Matching) platformRead More