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
Policy transmission has never been as fast  RBI does not have to tighten policy rates further in its quest to bring down inflation expectations. The government and the SBI are helpRead More
The Euro was the most watched currency in the World in the 2010 to 2012 period due to the  sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. There were talks of the collapse of the Euro as a Read More
SBI and other state run banks will stop lending to lower rated borrowers State Bank of India (SBI) credit rating was downgraded by Moody’s. The credit rating agency downgraded SBI’Read More
Indian equity indices were hit by the credit rating downgrade of SBI by Moody’s. The Bank Nifty fell over 4% week on week dragging the Sensex and Nifty down as the banking sector hRead More