Twin Deficits

Fiscal deficit may negate the benefits of current account surplus It was a week during which two major macroeconomic announcements by the government dominated the headlines. On 30 September, the current account balance for the Jun-20 quarter and the fiscal deficit for the first five months of this fiscal were announced. Here are some interesting…

Tatas Vs Mistry

Pledge battle is the latest stand-off between the two groups The ongoing turf war between the Tatas and the Mistry family has now assumed a new dimension. It pertains to Mistry family proposing to pledge shares of Tata Sons to raise funds for businesses in the post COVID scenario. What Mistry family wants? The Shapoorji…

Macro Cues

Inflation and IIP growth a positive; Trade deficit widens It was a week of key macro data announcements. The week saw key data points being announced on inflation (both retail and wholesale), IIP growth and the trade data. There are some interesting signals coming from data. What’s the inflation message? CPI inflation has come under…

HDFC FMPs

Should investors roll over FMPs or just redeem it at a discount? Fixed maturity plans (FMPs) came under a cloud in the last few weeks after leading AMCs admitted to their inability to honor their FMP commitments. The reason was a huge exposure to the Essel Group, which is owned by Subhash Chandra of the…

How To Trade In Stock Market For Beginners

When you have decided to trade in the stock markets, you begin by opening your trading account and your demat account. That is where the entire process begins. As a beginner in the stock markets, you have to understand the appropriate process flow and the basic rules to be followed before you can actually start…