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Month: September 2009

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Algo Trading Scaling Up in India

LiveMint: Algo trading “encouraging” in India, says Goldman The resurgence of interest in the Indian markets in the past six months has spawned a ...

Gold is a Reasonable Investment: GW

George Washington writes in at Naked Capitalism on whether Gold is a Reasonable Investment. It’s an excellent compendium of links, articles and opinion ...

Linkfest: Shadow Inventories, New Normals, Bridges to Nowhere

Random links: U.S. “Shadow Inventory” Crosses 7 million houses. With real estate developers going gung-ho again in India, and rising RE prices, it ...

Microfinance In a Spot Of Trouble

Ketaki Gokhale in the WSJ: “A credit crisis is brewing in Microfinance” Here in Ramanagaram, a silk-making city in southern India, Zahreen Taj ...

Inflation at 0.12%, cause for worry?

A little late perhaps, but the most recent inflation chart: (Click for a larger image) If the prices continue at the long term trend levels we will see index ...

SoS: Stopped out of everything.

So 5,000 has been broken on the Nifty and the WIDE stops on the Short Only strategy have been hit. I was expecting a move up but was thinking it would stop ...

IMF wants to sell 408 tons of gold, China's thinking of buying

IMF plans to sell 12.5% of its gold reserves, 403 tons worth: The International Monetary Fund has approved a sale of 403 metric tonnes of gold reserves, in a ...

No Entry loads: Charges for online investing

With the introduction of no entry loads on mutual funds, the distributors have started to charge customers something; what happens to the online sites? ...

Confessions of a Rally Misser

Today I sat back and read nearly all the stuff I’ve written for the last few months. It looks incredibly bearish – and I’m starting to feel ...

ICICI double lends against same properties after selling loans to ARCIL [Updated: News Denied]

Updated: ICICI prints a retraction, and ICAI says it denies such allegations. ICAI Denial: (Click for larger images) Funny, ICICI says “The article is ...