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  The bond market bid and “got given” at higher levels of yields in the first government bond auction of the second half of fiscal 2011-12. The government auctioned Rs 15,000 Read More
Action Portfolio should be easily trackable if you are too busy to spend time on investments. A large, ungainly portfolio will work against you if you do not have time Ravi is a veRead More
In this tutorial we will take a closer look at the credit downgrade of SBI, which will help you in better understanding of the concept of credit risk. SBI credit rating downgraded Read More
Growth specific factors are: Sales growth Profit growth Dividend growth Earnings growth Questions What is the expected sales growth of the company compared to the industry in the nRead More
The mutual fund business in India is a losing proposition, except for a very few who have already built up a strong asset base. Even the profitable ones are making almost next to nRead More
The wage inflation facing the Indian middle class brings out what Swaminathan.S. Anklesaria Aiyar termed as “Middle class hypocrisy” in his column in the Sunday Times on the 2nd ofRead More
Stimulus comes with a price The news of the higher than expected government borrowing for the second half of fiscal 2011-12 drove up bond yields across segments. Ten year governmenRead More
  The external debt data released by the RBI for end June 2011 throws up some disturbing numbers. Debt of USD 137 billion is coming up for maturity in the next one year and ifRead More
Volatility is not gone out of markets. The positive week on week close of the Sensex and Nifty is not an indicator of an upward trend this week. The sharp increase in Nifty at the Read More
Greece bailout or policy easing in India and China can ease selling pressure Financial markets will go into October looking for reasons for trend reversals. The reason could arise Read More
The near term direction of bond yields will depend on the markets reception to bond auctions, and given that the current on the run bonds could go off the run soon, there could be Read More
Governments, central banks, businesses and investors are all a sober lot now days. The recent events have made them sit up and think about the consequences of the past actions and Read More
Vibhas Mehta is an Internet marketing consultant. He blogs at  www.vibhasmehta.com Technology  – a boon to the Investors can also help Transactors Transacting in markets in IRead More
Equity markets will rally on Greek default  The markets were expecting the event and to a large extent forced the event. The possibility of Greek sovereign debt default is looking Read More
Action  Do not be frightened by spreadsheets while planning for retirement. Ravi wanted to start planning for retirement, though he was twenty years away from retiring. Ravi had wiRead More

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