The sharp fall in Indian benchmark equity indices post the RBI monetary policy review on the 16th of December 2011 suggests a weakening sentiment on Indian equities. The Sensex andRead More
The RBI has signalled in its December 16th 2011 policy review that further policy actions will be rate cuts, as there are chances of GDP growth for 2011-12 falling more than forecaRead More
Bond yields are down and equities are down, which will turn? RBI maintained policy rates status quo in its policy review on the 16th of December and signaled that further policy acRead More
Markets have a lot of work ahead in terms of forecasting the amount of rate cuts that are going to happen in calendar 2012. The RBI in its mid quarter review of the annual monetaryRead More
The economy has to work hard to justify currency strength  India’s fundamentals are not as bad as it is made out to be by the currency markets. The case for the Indian Rupee strengRead More
The second quarter GDP growth for fiscal 2011-12 printed at 6.9% against a level of 7.7% seen in the first quarter. The economic data is far from encouraging and GDP growth for 201Read More
Interest rates are looking to fall next year with RBI likely to cut benchmark policy rate  the repo rate on the back of falling inflation and slowing economic growth. Fixed income Read More
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