Tag Archives: Fundamental analysis

Beat the Market! Buy Low, Sell High! Here’s how…

The only way you can make great returns in the market is to ‘Buy Low, Sell High’. Now that’s glaringly obvious, you might say. Well if it is; let me ask you to elaborate on what is actually ‘High’ and what is actually ‘Low’? Most of us do not know the answer to this question.

Providing an answer to this, is the purpose of my second blog of the series on ‘The Most Important Thing’ by Howard Marks.

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Technical Outlook: Currency, Equity & Gold

With lots of trading activity happening in various financial and trading instruments, investors might be wondering about where to invest their surplus income i.e. savings. While fundamental analysis is the way to go in identifying such investments; technical analysis might just aid you in taking those decisions. So, let’s have a look at what technicals have to say about the Indian currency, Nifty and the most favoured metal of all time – Gold! Currency A breakout is seen on USDINR at 54 levels after about 10 years of consolidation. During this phase of consolidation from 2002 to 2012, we have seen gold rallying from close to $250 to above $1,900. As per inter-market analysis, a rising Dollar is bearish for the commodities, especially gold. Now that the gold has made a top at $1,900 and is being in midst of a downtrend, I believe that the USDINR may continue to […]

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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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Category:In the News
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Trading or Investing – What’s right for you?

Most of the participants in the stock market at a point of time would have thought about the differences or similarities between investing versus trading. Both the terms are frequently used interchangeably. But are the two strategies the same? Moreover, what if someone asks about the best method to make money in the stock market- investing or trading? It surely would not be an easy question to answer.

So, let’s try and answer this question

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Company Shastra – Indian Bank Ltd.

Company Shastra – Indian Bank Ltd.

Indian Bank is a mid-sized public sector bank with major presence in South India. In fact it derives 42% of its growth from just one state, Tamil Nadu. It has been a consistent performer for the past ten years and can boast of ratios higher than industry averages.

However, the last one year has seen the NPA increasing from 0.53% to 1.33%.

Will the increasing NPA and focus on the southern region hamper its growth?

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