The bond market goes into Diwali with a credit policy pre Diwali and a government bond auction post Diwali. There are worries of more rate hikes in the credit policy review of the Read More
The stricture by the housing finance regulator National Housing Bank (NHB) on borrowers prepaying home loans is great from a media point of view. The NHB gains brownie points that Read More
Worry about investments in Mannapuram Finance The local paper of DNA, DNA Navi Mumbai has covered the happenings in a branch of the loan against gold company Mannapuram finance. ThRead More
The negatives are in the prices, the positives are yet to be built in to the prices of bank stocks. If the market starts pricing in the positives, Bank Nifty will returns good gainRead More
Greece credit rating is in default category Greece is in the news on likely default on its debt. The rating agencies have cut Greece rating to default category, with S&P ratingRead More
Balance sheet analysis The balance sheet has two aspects, assets and liabilities. Assets are what a company owns and liabilities are what a company owes. The equity or shareholdersRead More
What I learnt from bond trading I would say the best learning experience in my career was the days I spent as a bond trader in IDBI Bank and Citibank. I spent around four and half Read More
Does your company have Apple’s traits?  Apple under Steve Jobs has done everything a company should do to reward shareholders. The company innovated to bring the best in clasRead More
Alarmist headlines from Economic Times baseless  Rs 6000 crores of bonds unsold – 8th October 2011 Government bond auction fails – 15th October 2011 Headlines like the Read More
The market closed last week on a distinctly bullish note but the going is still uncertain. Markets have however seen near term lows at below 16,000 for the Sensex and below 4800 foRead More
The RBI chose to devolve 40% of the total auction size of the 7.83% 2018 and 7.80% 2021 government bonds on to the primary dealers (PD’s). The notified amount of the 7.83% 2018 bonRead More
India inflation as measured by the WPI or Wholesale Price Inflation for the month of September 2011 came in at 9.72% as against a level of 9.78% seen in August 2011. Inflation roseRead More
The only return that matters to you is the return on your investments. The return on investments is easy to calculate. If you had invested a sum(s) of money at one point of time orRead More
Markets to trend with a positive bias Merkel and Sarkozy to unveil a comprehensive European sovereign and bank rescue package, China buying shares of its banks, Bank of England (BORead More
The valuations of FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) and Pharmaceutical (Pharma) stocks in the Nifty index reflects the stand alone financials of each of the companies, the flight tRead More