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What is a Hedge fund

Hedge fund is a type of private and unregistered investment-pool that employs sophisticated hedging and arbitrage techniques in blogboth domestic and international markets to generate high returns.

Traditionally Hedge funds have been limited to sophisticated, wealthy investors because they required a large initial investment.

Earlier most of the hedge funds strategies such as leverage, long, short and derivative positions were focused on corporate equity markets. But now hedge funds new focus areas are commodities and money markets.

Because hedge funds are unregistered, they can use securities and strategies that are either prohibited or restricted in registered funds. View full article »

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If you are a keen follower of financial journalism and had been following the media, you must have heard the headlines stating For blogthree days there was ‘profit booking’ in our markets. Today, ‘value buying’ emerged. I love these journos.

Next what the predictions for May 16-17th Sensex 24,000. What to say? Well just one line that market forecasters exists to make the astrologers look good. So Greed is good ;)

Now the worst scenario could be Hung parliament. 3rd Front. Consensus candidate Pranab Mukherjee. OR Ra Ga as PM. Sensex 19k in June 2014 Sensex 13k.

Knowing your time horizon before you make any investment is extremely important. This should allow you to keep market moves in perspective so you can align your risk tolerance with your actual portfolio needs.  View full article »

Here again a small write-up on personal finance, let’s discuss a bit about assets today. Assets are good. Liabilities, bad. Hopefully, sandy blogyou have more assets than liabilities. If not, you probably need to back up and get some of your basic finances in order. Once you get that taken care of, get back to this discussion which is about what are the best types of assets and where should you be investing your time & money?

I’ve decided to break it down into three categories and talk briefly about each.  View full article »

The world’s largest spirits company Diageo Plc decided to hike its stake in United Spirits (USL), a company it acquired in 2012 and blogtry to take its stake to 55%.

Diageo has launched an open offer on Tuesday morning to acquire an additional 26% in the company. Currently Diageo holds 29% stake in the company via one of its international arms Relay BV and has been trying to gradually acquire more shares in Vijay Mallya’s flagship distillery from the open market.

The motive of the offer, if successful, aimed at better strategic control, will give Diageo a higher direct ownership in the business. Tender offer in the Indian market is a rare phenomenon comparing to the global markets.  View full article »

Markets and The Media

I have re-posted this post during the weekend  had a healthy argument with friends , as most of them are deadly follower of CNBC ;) blog, and always search for tips .

Two monks argue about a flag.

One says, “The flag is moving.”

The other says, “The wind is moving.”

The Sixth Patriarch happens to walk by and remarks, “Not the wind, not the flag; mind is moving.”

Markets exist as where capital, investors and investments intersect in the form of securities. It is where the buying and selling of debt and equity occurs. Those with capital can invest in or lend to those who can put it to better potential long-term use, be they start-ups or existing companies or governments.  View full article »

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