Rate hikes, debt ceilings, debt defaults and inflation etc. will make you want to go into an investing hibernation. You will be tempted to put all your savings into fixed deposits Read More
Google the phrase “selecting stocks for the future” you get two good links that will make you think about the way you look at stocks.  One link is to a site where five stocks listeRead More
The 50bps repo rate hike and the drop in credit growth target by 1% is an incentive for bankers to go slow on credit and buy government bonds instead. The drop in credit growth wilRead More
RBI rate hike will bring down inflation and growth The RBI surprised markets by raising the repo rate by 50bps in its policy review today. The end of fiscal year forecasts does notRead More
Look beyond the obvious The herd is telling you to invest in FMP’s but if you move away from the herd you will be much better off. The most obvious investment choice is not the mosRead More
The bond market would have gone into RBI policy review next week on a positive note, but government finances put paid to any pre policy bullishness. The ten year benchmark governmeRead More
The last thing the economy needs is a central bank that is not showing confidence in itself. The past one year has been a tough one for the economy. Inflation has been confounding Read More
There are many US Dollar (USD) bears out there. They talk about US debt, which at USD 14 trillion is hitting its debt limit ceiling and its unemployment rate, which at 9.2% is fourRead More
The Sensex and Nifty closed positive week on week largely on 1.5% rally on the last trading day of last week. The rally was on the back of an expected resolution to the Greece debtRead More
The RBI is widely expected to raise the benchmark repo rate (the rate at which RBI lends to the banking system) in the annual 2011-12 monetary policy review on the 26th of July 201Read More
South America in the 1980’s, Russia in the 1990’s and Eurozone countries in the 2000’s. Markets after having survived two of these debt crises is now in the third. Will it survive Read More
We learnt about the concepts of fixed income in the first tutorial by taking an example of a simple fixed deposit. You placed a principle of Rs 100 in a three year maturity fixed dRead More
Companies pay dividends out of profits earned, in fact by law they can pay dividends only from profits earned. Profits earned in the past can also be used for paying out dividends.Read More
Five year interest rate swaps are frontrunning government bond yields Invest in government bonds or gilt funds The five year OIS (Overnight index swap) is trading at 75bps below thRead More
Bond yields trended down last week on the back of weaker than expected IIP (Index of Industrial Production) growth data and softer than expected inflation data. Bond yields will coRead More