- Is creation of rental assets bad business for a cash-rich firm?
Over the past few years, when quality has been in huge focus, Return on Capital Employed (RoCE) has become a key matric for judging the richness of a business, and rightly so.
- How BRSR reporting standards are likely to look like for India Inc
The new reporting is aimed at bringing greater transparency through disclosures on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related information.
- Markets to stay volatile till Budget Day, expect weakness in PSU pack
The IPOs of LIC and other big-ticket players are yet to materialize. However, it seems absolutely clear that the government is willing to sell on every rise.
- Go neutral on equities, or start booking profit? Here’s your answer
By virtue of good September quarter earnings, Nifty EPS has started seeing upgrades. This is after seeing downgrade for 23 quarters. Earnings growth is likely to rebound strongly.
- A portfolio strategy to fearlessly ride Mr Market’s dust-must-lust cycle
Vijay Kedia says he is structuring his portfolio in such a way that it turns into an all-weather stock portfolio.
- How mutual funds offer flexibility of playing investment themes
At the end of the day, the bet may or may not play out, depending on how the sector or theme performs.
- Here is what to expect from fixed income market in 2021
Interest rates will likely harden with no rate cuts and persistent fiscal pressure.
- Jingle on the Street! Harbinger of good times for equity investors?
Nifty50 is trading at 22 times one-year forward, which is a normalised post-Covid earning. This is expensive despite the fall in interest rates.
- Why you must always take an outside view on your investment decisions
While investing too, most people just want to be proven right, and hence, it is easier to drift towards data that reinforces the existing hypothesis. Opposing data is almost always assumed to weaken the investment case.
- India seeing multiple monopolistic trends: Prevention better than cure
There are a few undesirable trends in some sectors where market share is becoming dominant with potential monopolistic trends.
- Why stock investors should not be worried about expensive valuation
No market rally ever expects to have all ticks marked in its favour.
- Why Q2 GDP print should not make govt & RBI complacent
A strong revival of consumption demand is important for the Indian economy as it has ripple effect on other sectors. Consumption is often viewed as the driving force of India’s growth story.
- Does Biden at White House offer an opportunity for India to get a win-win deal?
One positive offshoot of the Trump administration has been the breakthrough and encouraging ties between the UAE and Israel and this may be a good possible option to explore further thus changing the old dynamics and embracing a new one.
- Covid vaccine effort and the win some, lose some story
The pandemic has brought a wide range of changes across industries and it has resulted in mostly acceleration of the technological trends.
- Why are RBI actions not bringing down the yield curve?
RBI has bought around Rs 2.50 lakh worth of government securities, but the market is not interested in buying longer dated papers at lower yields.
- How to make money in trading even if you can’t play like Sachin
If we take profits and losses out of the context of the larger game of investing and trading, then we run the risk of reducing the game to a finite level.
- Can economics trump politics to usher in agricultural reforms?
Indian agriculture has a fundamental problem: around 50 per cent of India’s work force in the agriculture sector contribute only 17 per cent to India’s GDP. This low productivity is the root cause of the low income and economic hardships of farmers.
- Five non-finance books that every investor is likely to enjoy
I realised that the books which led to my latest book are the ones, which have changed the way I perceive the world.
- FOMO is gone, its cousin FOBI haunts investors now: How to deal with them
Both are equally dangerous for the health of your investment. Both make you do irrational things, which you regret in hindsight. And everyone gets them at some point in time or the other, even the most seasoned investors.
- London shows a way to break consumers’ lockdown inertia
With consumers now feeling more buoyant and ‘re-addicted’ to eating out, encouraged by the incentive, restaurant occupancy in August saw much higher levels than in July.
- Guess who may rebound from Covid crisis first! The reckless and young
What you call ‘recklessness’ may be bad for people’s health, but that is very good for economic recovery. Lesser ‘risk averse’ the people are, the faster the recovery would be.
- Brave New World: Short term traders are running away from gold ETFs
Trump's odds to win have risen back up near 40% over the last week or so as states like North Carolina have tightened back to 50/50 odds.
- Global investing: Sounds lucrative, but it can be costly to venture out blindly
Global investing is extremely complicated, difficult. In fact, it can be downright dangerous because of a million factors affecting companies and markets at lightning fast speed.
- Can guaranteed insurance products ensure stability to your portfolio?
Market-linked products may be more rewarding for customers over the long term, but they also come with intermittent volatility.
- Did the market really go ahead of the economy in recent rally?
Markets are always forward-looking, instead of repenting over the past. The market’s performance over the past six months has been testimony to this fact.
- It’s not always about the money, stupid!
All around us, a large part of the world is locked down and car horns are replaced by chirping birds. The economic machine of the world was not designed to stand still and we can see the impact of that on several industries.
- It’s not just gold that glitters: Knock, knock! Silver is spiking too
What’s intriguing for the silver chart is the “rare of rarest price pattern.”
- Significant drop in outbound M&As by India Inc telling us something
All this is telling us that Corporate India has been suffering from an inability to invest
- Dichotomy between markets and economy… can you still benefit?
Why are stocks rallying amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression?
- Millennials break the rule, emerge smartest breed of stock investors
Even when markets declined, it did not stop young retail investors from investing in equity.
- Once-in-a-decade moves throw up big opportunities in forex market
In just one month, dollar-rupee volatility levels have quadrupled from 4% to 16% levels.
- Fairy tale of banking liquidity: Why debt funds are your best bet now
In a monetary system, the only entity that can create or destroy money is the central bank.
- When equity mutual funds offer negative returns, here’s what you do
The need of the hour is to stay insulated from the panic in the market.
- In banking, use Graham’s weighing machine rule to pick the best stocks
The NPA situation is showing signs of stabilisation in the last one year.
- How to use Cap Curve to build a solid portfolio of equity funds?
The one aspect that can be used by a vast cross-section of investors is age.
- Union Budget: Sitharaman seems to have pulled off a fine balancing act
The budget has tried to strike a balance between fiscal consolidation and supporting growth.
- Early signs of realty revival: 6% rise in sales; price-to-income multiples drop
It appears the pains of the industry have received due attention after a long time.
- Re-energised markets: How FIIs, swaps and Fed drove this surge
Rates markets got impacted by reports of slowdown in global growth rates.
- RBI’s rate-setting meet: Here’s what MPC is discussing
Since the last policy, domestic and global economic outlook has deteriorated further.
- Why it is a bad idea to always look for outperformers while investing in mutual funds
A different approach to fund management would mean a different trajectory of returns.
- Can rupee head to 75 to dollar in 2019? Yes, & here is why
In 2018, the rupee fell about 9 per cent; it was down 15 per cent as of October.
- Outlook 2019: Withdrawal symptoms all over, do not take risks that you can’t tolerate
The most significant thing to watch out for in 2019 will not be Indian general elections
- Did you say interest rate hike can stem rupee slide, and revive it too?
The MPC needs to stay put while being watchful of external circumstances.
- A shift away from yellow metal in India makes gold ETFs bleed
International gold prices peaked in 2011, but have been falling since 2012.
- Can the ‘TINA’ halo over Indian equities turn into a major trap?
Investments towards equities are very low, falling in the mid single digit region.
- Quick fix possible for NPA menace? It's not as tough as you may think
The NPA problem is undoubtedly the most pressing issue in the Indian banking sector today.
- If you can figure out various market phases, you can draw a successful investment strategy
An investor has to remain invested through the complete cycle for better return on an investment.
- Mutual funds are right for you, but beware of mis-selling
We need to remember that good mutual fund products not necessarily need hard selling.