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Quantitative Easing winding up – How it affects the Indian markets?

June 19th, 2013 was a special day. Gold hit a three-year low, the Indian Rupee hit another all-time low against the dollar and the yield on the U.S. 10-years’ Treasury note jumped as high as 2.46%. Well, is Fed’s statement to withdraw its quantitative easing programme by mid-2014 has got anything to do the way Sensex, Nifty and other Asian indices reacted? They should be! As the news about tapering of QE came out in open, equities all across the world started falling, with the Asian indices being hammered the most.  Is this kind of market reaction justified? After all, the news wasn’t a surprise; in fact quite anticipated by the market participants. Since the announcement made in May 2013, by Bernanke, the Indian stock market has shown high volatility. It crashed 383 points on 23rd May, 2013 with the earlier announcement and has further slid 5% since then. The […]

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Budget 2013: Can it restore the investors’ confidence?

Over the last 2-3 years, we have seen the economy riding a roller coaster, offering less foresight, and more structural distortions. In such a scenario, are factors like rising inflation & mis-selling by financial institutions shaking the retail investors’ confidence? Are they being driven to gold and real estate as preferred investment avenues rather than to sensible equity investing which could manifold their existing returns?

The budget provides the government with an important platform to introduce constructive reforms. So, could the FM, through the forthcoming Union Budget 2013, have anything in store to bring investor confidence back to the Indian Stock Market? Let’s find out…

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Kingfisher & Suzlon go the CDR way-but is it the right way for you?

Quite recently, companies like Kingfisher, Suzlon Energy have been in the news for many reasons. The major concerns surrounding these companies businesses were related to their surmounting debt levels. In such a situation companies usually approach lender banks for Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR), which seems to be the only cure.

So, what causes companies to opt for CDRs? Do they see any hope of revival or rescue by opting for this mechanism? How to identify the ones that stand to benefit from the process? Let’s find out…

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Stock Markets – Where to invest? -Insights from Morningstar Investment Conference, 2012 Panel Discussion

Yes, you read it right! The Mother of all Bull Markets is ahead of us, says Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, legendary investor and founder of Rare Enterprises. Part of an insightful panel discussion at Morningstar Investment Conference, 2012 held at Mumbai, Jhunjhunwala said that he had never seen such pessimism in the markets before and this could very well signal the beginning of a bull market.
Team MoneyWorks4me attended the Morningstar Investment Conference and in this article we bring to you insights from this panel discussion on ‘Stock Markets – Where to Invest?’

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The Pantaloons stake sale – What does it mean for you?

The Pantaloons stake sale – What does it mean for you?

‘Birla sees future in Biyani’s fashion biz’, ‘Aditya Birla Nuvo to invest Rs 1,600 Cr. in Pantaloon stores’ Many similar news items were doing the rounds in yesterday’s newspapers. Pantaloon’s stake sale in its Pantaloon apparel format to Aditya Birla Nuvo has created quite the buzz.

So what is the whole deal about? And what does it mean for you as investors?

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