Equity

April 17, 2013

6 Reasons for low Participation in Indian Capital Markets Today

Relevance of Capital Markets In today’s global dynamic market, the economic relevance of a Capital Market lies in its effectiveness. It is dependent on how effective […]
April 9, 2013

Is it the time for Bear Market of Gold?

Golden Bear Market Well it is needless to say that the bullion market has made individual rich. A safe investment with maximum return is all how […]
March 26, 2013

Is Gold the real Villain of Economy?

The rising fiscal deficit in India is a matter of concern for the country but for the government of India it  is the Gold which is […]
March 18, 2013

7 Corporate Facts about BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas Key corporate facts about one of the largest banks in the world is as under: BNP Paribas S.A. is a French global banking group […]
March 18, 2013

Cost of Trading in Stock Exchange – Types & Trends

Cost Of Trading In India, capital markets have been playing a vital role in determining the fate of the economy and helping it to grow further. […]
March 14, 2013

List of Successful Leverage Buyouts by 6 Indian Companies

Leverage Buyout Leverage Buyout is the process of acquiring a firm in which the investment for acquiring is made partially by equity and partially by other […]
March 12, 2013

Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCB) Demystified

Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCB) FCCB or the Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds is a type of convertible bond issued in a currency different than the issuer’s domestic currency. It […]
March 7, 2013

8 Major Challenges in the Growth of the Indian Capital Market

Capital Market A capital market is a market for securities which can be either debt or equity, where business enterprises which includes companies and governments can raise long-term funds. In other words it is defined as […]
February 26, 2013

How Stock Markets keep "Yo-Yoing" based on Economic News

Economic News Affect Stock Prices The government and some private organizations regularly issue statistics on the performance of the nation’s economy. These data releases can lead […]
February 20, 2013

Goldman Sachs – Opportunities in Emerging India

About Goldman Sachs The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a diversified […]
February 8, 2013

Buy and Hold strategy Vs. Short Term in Investing

Rules of Investing “Higher the Risk, Higher the Return” This statement is not new to anyone investing in any of the financial instrument. Be it stock […]
February 8, 2013

The Indian Gold Habit – Reason, Problem & Solution

The Golden Habit in Indians The theme of the article and the only one Golden Rule in the market is: Those who have “THE GOLD” rules. […]
January 24, 2013

Gold vs. Equity Market in the last 3 years

Gold vs. Equity Market Shine of Gold is getting brighter with every passing day. In a recent study conducted by Assocham it was found that the […]
January 18, 2013

2013 – Year of Equities

With the bullish stance continuing in the market, the year 2013 is expected to be the year for the equities as opposed to fixed income assets. […]
December 24, 2012

Why And How To Buy Tata Motors

Introduction Tata Motors (TTM) is the biggest company of India’s biggest business conglomerate – the Tata Group. Tata Motors is also India’s largest automobile company, with […]
September 27, 2012

Can Indian Government ETF CPSE Revive the Dead Equity ETF Market in India

The world’s biggest equity market in USA continues to see massive flow of money out of traditional mutual funds into ETFs as their simplicity, low costs […]
September 13, 2012

Stock Exchange Price Wars Start in India as MCX challenges Equity Duopoly of NSE and BSE

MCX, NSE, BSE – Stock Exchange Wars A major price war has started between the stock exchanges in India with MCX sharply cutting the prices of […]
September 9, 2012

Hon Hai drives a Hard Bargain with beleaguered Japanese Solar Leader Sharp Industries

Sharp strikes a deal with Hon Hai Sharp Industries is in a very bad shape losing billions of dollars last year as its TV and solar […]
September 6, 2012

Fierce Competition and Shrinking Revenue Pool to see more Investment Banking Down Sizing

Job Cuts in the Esteemed Investment Banks The retrenchment in the Investment Banking Business seems to be never ending with a DB report predicting further job […]
July 21, 2012

Will the 21st Century be the Century of Natural Gas?

Natural Gas New technology for drilling Natural Gas in Shale Formations in America has brought a paradigm change in the Energy Market at least in North […]
July 6, 2012

Why investing in BRICs Debt is much more Profitable than Equity

Any BRICs investor can tell you intuitivity without performing extensive spreadsheet analysis that putting money into debt has proven to be more profitable than equity over […]
June 29, 2012

Solar Demand in Japan to explode with IRR of 30%, as Government sets crazily high Tariff of 53c/KwH, implicit barriers may keep Chinese out

Japan after the Fukushima disaster had set out on a plan to increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix which is abysmally low. […]
June 25, 2012

How to invest in Indian Mutual Funds – Don't Put a Ruppee ,50% underperform benchmark ,Many involved in Frauds

I have always said that investing in Indian mutual funds is a dumb idea given the lack of regulation , under performance, high fees and front […]
June 21, 2012

Japanese Solar Panels – Comprehensive Guide to Manufacturers, Cost, Efficiency &Technology

Updated: 7/06/2016 Japanese Solar Panel companies Sharp, Kyocera, Panasonic-Sanyo, Mitsubishi were the top solar panel producers in the world. Solar Energy in Japan has a long […]
May 27, 2012

Oil 3x ETF – Explained & List of Major players

Oil 3x ETFs are leveraged Exchange Traded Funds designed to seek daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 300% of the performance of the benchmark […]
February 16, 2012

Oldest US Solar Panel Producer Uni-Solar Ovonic goes Belly up

While US Solar Installers are making Hay while the Chinese Solar Panel Companies flood the world with super cheap solar modules,Western solar manufacturers are being killed at an astounding rate.The second biggest thin film solar panel company in the US United Solar Ovonic has gone belly up.The company was fighting a losing batter as the more efficient crystalline solar panel prices went below its production cost.The company had tried to fight in a the niche of BIPV solar panel market but could not survice. After First Solar,Energy Conversion Devices seemed the mostly likely viable company in Thin Film Technology.After a few quarters of profits in 2008,the company went into the red as its flexible a-Si modules failed to cut costs as fast as others.It has been shutting factories in the US and shifting to low cost locations.
February 4, 2012

Another Foreign Asset Manager exiting Competitive Indian Mutual Fund Industry

The Indian Mutual Fund and Asset Management Companies are facing tough times and foreign asset managers are exiting in droves. Fidelity has put up its $2 billion of funds on the auction block trying to find a buyer as it exists India. This is only after a couple of months when Blackstone another of the trillion dollar asset managers existed the Indian business. In 2008 during the boom times, every Tom Dick and Harry of the asset management business wanted to get a piece of the Indian pie. The local brokerages were commanding super high valuations while growth and profits seemed endless.
January 27, 2012

Which,Why and If of Buying Solar Stocks in 2012 ?

So what are the criterea for staying alive in 2012 a) Government Support in Some Form - Most of the Tier 1 Chinese Solar Companies will fall into this bracket. However given that there are so many you would have to look at the biggest like Suntech, LDK, Yingli for survival in any case. LDK is a BANKRUPT COMPANY ,the only reason it continue to produce a solar panel is because of the Chinese government support b) Low Cost - Though seems like an obvious idea, there are still companies existing which have high costs like Q-Cells, REC. You just can't invest in them given that even low cost is a necessary though not sufficient condition to survive c) Branding - Very necessary to get financing for solar projects as without a brand you are not bankable and will have to sell at a 10% discount in a market which is already selling at below cost
January 18, 2012

Solar Thin Film fighting a Losing Battle against Cheap Silicon Panels Onslaught ? (Solar Frontier)

First Solar the Big Daddy of Thin FIlm Solar Panels too is under pressure and if not for the DOE funded solar farms in California would have been facing a huge global marketshare loss. There are only a few thin film companies that can hope to compete . Those that can have big parents with massive balance sheets like Solar Frontier backed by Showa and Shell, Sharp ,TSMC and others . VC and PE backed startups have a snowball chance in hell of surviving because they need to get their costs to 50c/watt an impossibility even for First Solar leave alone poor startups.
July 10, 2011

Mutual Fund Companies in India – Front Running Underperformers? Also Mutual Fund Industry Marketshare

Mutual Fund Companies have seen a steady growth driven by the growing financial assets being generated by the fast growing Indian economy.But the Mutual Fund Industry like other sectors such as Real Estate and Telecom too has come under the spotlight for some illegal activity.While you can't call the industry corrupt because of some fraudulent activities it does raise questions on the industry ethics.Top Mutual Funds in the country like HDFC and L&T have been fined by the stock market regulator SEBI for front running.For those who don't understand what the term means,front running is an illegal activity whereby a fund manager or fund official makes personal gains by making trades on his account before doing a trade for the fund.This causes losses for the fund investor and is akin to stealing.However like other corrupt practices in the stock market industry,SEBI lets them go with small fines which don't deter more such frauds.It is also not unknown that some fund managers connive with company promoters and market operators to rig and do circular trading.Not only is this a problem,another massive problem with the industry is its underperformance as compared to the benchmarks.While earlier mutual funds were known to outperform the benchmarks like the Nifty,a recent Crisil study has dispelled this myth.Given these disadvantages of mutual fund ,it is time to invest in Indian ETFs though not a lot of variety exists in the Indian stock market yet.