The high flyers of the past who have gone on to become value destroyers usually have the backing of institutional fund managers, at least in the initial days of glory. The list is Read More
Investors are Idiots – Fortnight of 1st September 2011 Issue 6  Play for trend reversal August washed out one year gains for most markets. The August debacle has left equity Read More
We have the ammunition now, they don’t. Indian equity and bond markets are set to outperform its global counterparts in the next one year. The reason is that the RBI can cut rates Read More
The US Federal Reserve (Fed) chairman Ben Bernanke is expected to pull out all stops to prevent the US economy from slowing down in the wake of high unemployment rates and lack of Read More
The Nifty and the Sensex stood out in underperformance last week. The indices fell by around 2% week on week while global indices from Korea to Germany rose by over a percent. US iRead More
The world was watching the US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday on whether he would signal a third round of bond purchases. Bernanke did not give any hints of Q3 (thiRead More
Buy equities when analysts are bearish, sell when they are bullish Brokerages are in a rush to downgrade Sensex and Nifty earnings growth and lower 2011 year end targets for the inRead More
The country is in a rebellious mood. Ordinary citizens fed up of corruption, inflation and widening wealth divide have wholeheartedly embraced the Anna movement. The strength of thRead More
Action Investments in NBFC NCD’s are avoidable given that rates are likely to come off on the back of economy slowing down. Credit spreads seen as attractive at present will no lonRead More
In this edition of selecting stocks for the future series, we will look at ICICI bank as a potential stock for the future. It is the cheapest private bank stock in the Nifty index Read More
Let us take the example of the SBI (State Bank of India) bond. The bond is rated AAA which is the highest safety rating given by rating agencies. The terms of the bond are Issuer: Read More
There are four factors that affect the share price of a company- a) Company specific factors b) Market specific factors c) Sector specific factors and d) Economy specific factors. Read More
The expiry of August derivative contracts this week will see short positions in the market being covered. The Nifty index fell over 4% week on week, taking the August to date fall Read More
Government bond yields are set for a downward trend in the coming days. The ten year benchmark bond, the 7.80% 2021 bond is trading at levels of 8.27% and with factors turning posiRead More
Trading rules to be followed diligently  You have taken up trading as a means to make money in markets. It does not matter whether it is equity, commodity, currency, bonds or crediRead More