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…

Multi-Cap Funds

New SEBI rules were necessary, but would they be workable? On 11 September, SEBI announced key changes to the design and composition of multi-cap funds. These funds give the investors exposure across large caps, mid caps and small caps. What are the key changes made and what were the triggers for these changes? What SEBI…

HOW TO INVEST IN STOCK MARKET

Trading in stocks or investing in the share market has led a lot of people towards a billion-dollar fortune. The stock market is a very fascinating place – rather a world bound under one. There are ups & downs, winning & losing, understandings and confusions. However, if you get the basics well embossed in your…

Commodity Trading Tips For Beginners

As the complexity of the market expands, the need for a good hedging tool becomes important. Commodity markets are increasing enormously traders are starting to enter the trading market. Commodity market has determined economies of different first-class countries more than the past few years. The most important thing is strategy in case of commodities. Commodity…

Electric Vehicles

Gadkari’s projections may be ambitious… When Nitin Gadkari painted his picture of the future of Indian auto, it looked exciting and also a tad ambitious. Gadkari expects Electric Vehicles (EV) to constitute 15% of Indian auto sector by 2023 and 100% by 2033. While the numbers may sound a bit lofty, his thinking is surely…

Bonus Debentures

An innovative way to reward shareholders… The Board of Britannia recently approved the issue of bonus debentures to its shareholders in the ratio of 1:1. Like a true-blue bonus, the issue of bonus debentures will be free for shareholders. Instead of issuing bonus shares and reducing the market price, the bonus debenture is a better…

Tata Motors

Chandra is confident of a TAMO turnaround by 2019… Source: Bloomberg Quint ON 31st July 2018, Tata Motors reported its worst quarterly loss in 9 years. The quarterly loss of Rs.1902 crore was largely driven by below par performance from JLR. Firstly, after the Volkswagen fiasco, the pressure on diesel cars in Europe is just…

Kotak Bank

How it offers a new model of bringing down promoter stake… Under the RBI regulations, the promoter groups of private banks are required to reduce their holdings in a phased way. This is to ensure much wider public participation in bank equity. Under the RBI guidelines, Mr. Uday Kotak was required to reduce his stake…

Repo Rate Hike

Have rate hikes been front-ended for 2018? The August monetary policy was not on the same plane as the June policy. Ahead of the June policy there was a virtual unanimity that the RBI would hike rate by 25 basis points. Inflation had gone up sharply and neither crude nor food inflation was giving any…