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Month: February 2009

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Bad News For the Week

A lot of consolidation from Twitter but here goes. Let’s just look at the bad news of this week. US News US Unemployment initial claims at 667K, up 36K ...

SoS: Rollovers, Changes

For the Short-Only Strategy, a pretty big rollover this time but I’ve not had to update the sheet. A number of lot sizes have changed as well, must ...

Hail the Pension Policy for Making Rating Agencies Irrelevant

PFRDA has released the Investment Regulations for the New Pension Scheme for the informal sector (Sorry for the google link, the original link doesn’t ...

Using our Forex Reserves to Fund Our Fiscal Deficit

So, S&P is thinking of downgrading our country based on the increased fiscal deficit and they’re hitting our banks too. This gets me really pissed ...

Barcamp Delhi 6, This Weekend

I’m going to Barcamp Delhi 6 this weekend (28-Feb to 1-Mar). The event is usually a deep technical discussion but it seems the format this time is more ...

Good RBS, Bad RBS

Royal Bank of Scotland is splitting into two: The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to be split into a “good bank” and “bad bank” in a dramatic rescue ...

#Linkfest: Links and more links

Lots of links: Even the rich are starting to default. Not just “cant afford it”, but “can afford, don’t want to” TARP, ...
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Feb 18 2009: Inflation at 3.92%

Inflation data is out. It’s now at 3.92%, a 1.5 year low. The all-time low is 3.07% on 13 October 2007. But look at the slope at that time – ...

Crisis Video by Frontline

Excellent video on the whole crisis ...

SBI's "Teaser" rates

SBI offers home loans for a year at 8%: In a move that may trigger a rate war, State Bank of India on Sunday said it would charge ...