‘Investors Dilemma’

Have you ever walked past someone so engrossed in the act of looking up at the sky? The impulse to follow is so strong that sometimes you lose your bearings. It is human nature to follow the herd. That’s because our minds are intuitively framed to take absurd decisions in the direction of the madding…

India’s Stance, in the bloodbath

It was black Monday (24th August 2015) for investors in the stock market as evidenced by the -1,621 point drop in the BSE Sensex a -5.9% decline. The Nifty 50 index did not fare any better which lost 490 point, a decline of -5.9%. This is its biggest fall since the 2008 global economic meltdown.…

The showdown on Infrastructure Development in India

After evaluating key measures in the 2015 Indian budget,it is strongly believed that infrastructure investing may chart the country’s trajectory into the next stage of economic development. Upgrading and developing infrastructure have always been at the heart of economic development. Infrastructure may be defined as the essential facilities and services upon which economic productivity of…

BMW, IPad and Samsung

In a period of impending change, like this one, it is typical for people to cling to latest gadgets or luxuries. So why wouldn’t everyone embrace a BMW, an IPad or a latest Samsung phone? The message here is not to try grease your palms to acquire these titillating objects but rather to call for…

Big Bang 2015

As we kick-start 2015, there are some key issues that are expected to dominate the macroeconomic environment. These will ultimately have an impact on financial markets around the globe. The first trigger to have generated some feverish excitement among investors was the decline in oil prices below $50 dollars during the first week of January.…

Happy Ending, Maybe or maybe not?

The G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia sent some worrying signs on the world economy. As I was putting up this phrase, my wife gave me a wry look. Since the festive season is approaching, why not write about something’s that will give investors happiness and peace of mind. To some extent I agree with her…

India, A long term Play

These days, it has become very easy to draw an analogy between Indian stock performances and the general state of the country. In the not so distant past, India was regarded as the sick man of Asia, with a proclivity for higher inflation, de-growth and corruption at every nook and corner – while foreign investors…

Namaste New India

There is a common belief in Hinduism known as “born again” or simply put “re-incarnated. In the holy scriptures of India, it is stated that to be born again is a boon and it happens all the time. Today, India has been “born again” or “re-incarnated”. When elections are held in developed countries like the…