Guest Post : By Green
When the going gets tough, the tough get buying. The tweaked version of that hard-worn phrase could be an accurate way of describing some of those shrewd investors who buy shares in a downturn in the hope or belief that they will bounce back. Great successes can be achieved in this way. However, what do you do when the markets are on an upturn as the global indexes have signaled for close to five years in a row? Even when the studious foresee a continued momentum, there is a natural trepidation that the glass ceiling may suddenly bounce that trajectory.
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Joshua M Brown, did a fantastic collections for the learning’s done in 2012, Here are some of them which I really liked and thought of sharing :-
Herb Greenberg (CNBC): we can ignore the Mayans.
Lauren Young (Reuters): I often like the social media iteration of people more than the in-the-flesh version.
Tom Brakke (Research Puzzle): In investing and politics, detailed analysis and an effective ground game beat belief and bluster. View full article »
Beating market all the times is an impossible task, although many people beat the market on daily basis but the same person can’t beat the market at all times. Even the czars like Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffet did not able to do so. Looking at today’s scenario the Indian Sensex might be breaching 20,000 level and may go on to breach 30,000 level as well …
There are number of companies whose valuations are way below there issue price, this type of condition View full article »
On an average the Indian market has given a 19% return in the last financial year that is the 3rd highest return after Egypt & Brazil who gave the better returns. The underlying is how many made the money because the markets where volatile , ruthless and driven by crisis over the year.
Wondering whether the golden rules holds true for today’s market scenario provided by Peter Lynch:
The film’s title comes from a stock market term referring to a demand for money when something bought with borrowed funds has ruinously decreased in value, which pretty much describes the crux of the situation the firm finds itself in. “Margin Call” has a fondness for business jargon in its dialogue.
Margin Call takes place at a fictional bank in the early days of the financial crisis. The bank sees the writing on the wall, and its CEO John Tuld (Jeremy Irons) makes the decision to dump a ton of MBS onto the laps of customers, View full article »
Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram urged officials on Tuesday not to hound the country’s taxpayers. An investor backlash forced the government in May to defer until 2013 implementation of a set of general anti-avoidance rules (GAAR) that were introduced in the annual budget in February.
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Typically I do very less articles on personal finance and I would like to argue today when is the best time to invest in the stock markets. It is said that ” Good returns are seldom made on investments made in good times. Rather, good returns are typically made on investments made in adverse times”.
As in the long run markets have never sustained either overvalued or under valued rather they move closer to the fair values. So do companies are available below their fair value in this adverse time ? View full article »
Budget is a document that sums up the nation’s finances and provides an inkling of expectations in the next 12 months. Amidst strong headwinds in global financial markets, local inflationary pressures and runaway prices, what can be a set of reasonable expectations for Budget 2012.
Indian Budget has always been the biggest show for the government to gain the public support , It’s the report card that need to be presented before the reality has to be delivered.
Below are the certain expectations from different set of group – a nation of over a billion
For salaried people tax sops on housing loans and higher tax exemption limits from the current 180K for man and 190K for woman may be raised to 2.5Lkh.
The corporate sector looking to read the fine print on excise duty harmonisation, any changes in depreciation rates, dividend distribution tax changes and service tax items. View full article »
On my way from Mumbai to Bhopal last saturday was fortunate enough to watch the movie Other People’s Money . As I was more curious to know about the heated debate in US whether Private Equity to be termed as Hero or Villan. Those of you who has seen the Wall street series and remember Gordon Gekko,a character resembling popular culture for unrestrained greed (with the signature line, “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good”), often in fields outside corporate finance.
Let us try to understand Private Equity (PE) :
Private equity generally make investments in the operating companies through a variety of loosely affiliate investment strategies leveraged buyout, venture capital and growth capital.Typically, a private equity firm will raise pools of capital, or private equity funds that supply the equity contributions for these transactions.
They have been always in news as people see them as , private equity and job destruction aren’t the source of our employment woes. Rather, it is the clampdown on innovation. Some of the research claims that Private equity ownership resulted in both more rapid job destruction and faster job creation than other forms of ownership.
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