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Month: December 2007

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Info Edge May Issue 500 cr. FCCBs

Info Edge, the owner of Naukri.com and Jeevansathi.com is looking to issue upto Rs. 500 cr. worth of FCCBs for a new portal, Shiksha.com, and for further ...

Should You Buy On A Bonus/Split Announcement?

At the Moneyoga blog, Kaushik has a post on a strategy: Buying Bonus/Split stocks, Profitable? The strategy is simple: When stocks announce a bonus or a split, ...

New Products In Derivatives

SEBI has produced a draft proposal for some new products in the derivative markets that it wants to allow. These are extremely interesting and will give people ...

Short Selling Stocks Will Soon Be Allowed

SEBI has decided to allow institutions to short-sell. Meaning they can sell before the own the shares, by “borrowing” shares from the market. How ...

Fed cuts rates by 25 bps

The US Fed has cut the fed funds rate by 0.25% and the discount rate by the same amount. This has been taken to mean larger inflows to India but ...

What's with the volume?

Why is the volume in the NSE so terribly low today? As the Nifty stayed flat, the NSE Cash market showed volumes of about 16,500 cr. and F&O of 47,000 ...

Real Estate in India – Not Quite The Same As The U.S.

Very good comment by Bhaskar, to my last post: RM by definition is a floating rate loan. However, Hybrid ARMs are common products in the US and is the ...

More Subprime – CDO Insurers Downgrade, Bad Doc Trails and The India Impact

I wrote a long while ago about the Subprime problem in the US, and then followed it up with a few posts on the topic. Let’s see what’s happened ...

Trading and Updates and all that

I’ve kinda stopped trading nearly all of last month as I wasn’t too happy with the way the markets moved. Now I’ve figured out at least some ...

Would you pay 65% commissions?

Some people do, it seems – to buy this Birla Sunlife ULIP – the first year policy premium allocation charge is 65% for a 15 year plan. The net ...