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Tag Archive: GLOBAL CRISIS


Who knows the Market well?

Had an interesting conversation – “what is the feeling on Markets? I think further selling will be there. Everything is robotstockgoing against the economy Crude, Rupee, Earnings, Monsoon. Global issues not cooling down, Greece planning to exit Euro, China Production is slow, Saudi might again attack Yemen. Yaa but we had a spectacular run up this year as well as all in anticipation.  Macro was improving and micro we were discounting and were giving time, but now Macro is against us and micro will take time to improve. People are booking profits big time I think ….”

To be honest no one knows how market will react, if you are keeping these points in check probably you might do well :-

  • Saying “I’ll be greedy when others are fearful” is much easier than actually doing it. Continue reading
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September 15 2008 was one of the most extraordinary days in global financial history.A simmering credit crisis exploded into a full-blown apocalypse in the global financial sector when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy.  

With assets of $639bn and a further $613bn of debts, it was the biggest corporate bankruptcy in the US. The collapse of Lehman had immediate repercussions, frightening financial markets around the world, but with hindsight its demise has come to embody the failure of investment banks to adequately assess risk and invest accordingly.

Market Performance (from the close before Lehman BK) – Silver +71%, Gold +61%, S&P +58% ( For S&P the dividend are not accounted for. Including dividend it will be close to 88%)

Here is a must watch documentary of 60 min : “The West is done, it’s over! We screwed it all up. Do you want your great-grandchildren speaking Chinese 🙂

JP Morgan Series :

Picking up from the CDX.NA.IG indices are composed of 125 North American corporate credits that are investment grade when the index begins trading understanding JP Morgan loss. As derivative’s are zero sum game so if JP Morgan lost $2 billion from April 2012, than who made a $2 billion profit in the same time, well I don’t know.May be some unidentified hedge funds apparently. It was like once the sharks smelled blood in the water, they started betting against the whale, making his losses much bigger. The huge size that traders were complaining about

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The post is about entrepreneurship in India where I have tried to put the views.
From the last couple of  years  Baba Ramdev, Kishore Biyani, Vijay Mallya and Govt. Of India has been making the news and there is lot more things common between them.

Lets begin with Baba Ramdev who became a household name by selling the benefits of yoga to the masses. He claimed that even diseases like cancer could be cured through yoga. Those who have seen his yoga Continue reading

Leading financial media broke the story on thursday night about the $2bn trading loss on credit derivatives trading, which chief executive Jamie Dimon blamed on errors,sloppiness and bad judgement” and warned “could get worse”.

Well the Centre of loss in non other than bank’s chief investment office (CIO).It is responsible for managing and offsetting the vast amounts of “credit exposure” the bank incurs through its daily Continue reading

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