There are a few who fear that this can even lead to a depression.
Pharma stocks look resilient and seem to be affected very little by the lockdown.
In just one month, dollar-rupee volatility levels have quadrupled from 4% to 16% levels.
Business partners can tilt both ways – be good or bad influence.
These businesses would have to take care of both inventory and inventory valuation issues.
For Bank Nifty, key support levels would continue to be near the 21,000 mark.
The biggest assumption that everyone seems to be making is that a miracle will happen.
Global efforts are being pulled in to contain and limit the virus through shutdowns and quarantines.
Last week, saw a global meltdown of the financial markets.
US inflation moves up to 2.5%, highest level since Oct 2018.
Market sentiment was already weak in the country due to the ongoing protests.
Out-of-the-box thinking is required this Budget, but the chances of this coming are limited.
What happens to the Indian index is a function of what happens to TCS and Infosys.
The economy-market ‘divide’ seen in CY2019 may repeat in CY2020.
What if someone who has not studied history ends up participating in such an inflated market?
The last few years has not been very good for the Indian IT industry. Growth has tapered.
The market has been very narrow, with a few quality stocks pushing it up.
In a monetary system, the only entity that can create or destroy money is the central bank.
Economics is infamous for the difference of opinion among its practitioners.
The need of the hour is to stay insulated from the panic in the market.
The NPA situation is showing signs of stabilisation in the last one year.
The one aspect that can be used by a vast cross-section of investors is age.
The budget has tried to strike a balance between fiscal consolidation and supporting growth.
It appears the pains of the industry have received due attention after a long time.
Rates markets got impacted by reports of slowdown in global growth rates.
Since the last policy, domestic and global economic outlook has deteriorated further.
A different approach to fund management would mean a different trajectory of returns.
In 2018, the rupee fell about 9 per cent; it was down 15 per cent as of October.
The most significant thing to watch out for in 2019 will not be Indian general elections
The MPC needs to stay put while being watchful of external circumstances.
International gold prices peaked in 2011, but have been falling since 2012.
Investments towards equities are very low, falling in the mid single digit region.
Trump has imposed 25 per cent tariffs on Chinese imports worth of up to $60 billion.
The NPA problem is undoubtedly the most pressing issue in the Indian banking sector today.
An investor has to remain invested through the complete cycle for better return on an investment.
We need to remember that good mutual fund products not necessarily need hard selling.
No long-term capital gains tax on equities makes them an attractive option for future.
The mutual fund industry gets about Rs 20,000 crore net inflow each month.
In September 2017, gold imports rose 31% from a year ago in view of the festive season in October.
Mobile-based options trading apps, powered by robots, provide multiple real-time market data.
This year, the only thing to worry about would be the investment cycle in the private sector.
After hitting a low of 6.15% in December ahead of RBI policy review and after the disappointment of no rate cut, 10-year yields had already inched up to 6.50.
While investors are disheartened by fall in deposit rates, let’s remember India is one of the few nations that offer an attractive positive real rate of interest.
After a wait of many years, the government has finally awarded infra status to the largely-neglected affordable housing, which is encouraging for developers.
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