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Month: March 2010

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Are Futures Simply Better?

I’ve been railing about the cash volumes in the market recently. With volumes reaching 12,000 cr. – lesser than most of 2007 – and as I recently tweeted, ...

Govt. to borrow 287,000 cr. in next 6 months

RBI has put the borrowing calendar of GSecs for April-September 2010. The total borrowing is slated to be 287,000 cr. with 11,000 to 15,000 crores borrowed ...

RBI introduces STRIPS

Not the kind that involves invasive body searches, or certain dance bars. STRIPS is Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities – ...

Links for 29 Mar 2010

It’s one of those days I have too much to read, so… Day Traders 2.0 – Wired, Angry and Loving It (NYT). Indian markets are also full of day traders, ...

Why are we so bearish?

It’s a very early start to the week for me. At 6 AM on Monday, I’m going to groggily wish you all a very good morning. The stock market is ...

ECS Fiasco: Kotak to Blame, ICICI Redeems Itself

Ravikiran Rao writes in response to the ECS post: Just wanted to give a little more detail. The detail will indict Kotak further and probably exonerate ICICI ...

Credit Growth hits 16%

RBI’s latest data shows Credit Growth at 16.14%.    (Click for larger images) Is this because of the lower base effect in 2009? Not really, since ...

ECS – Easy, Convenient, Stupid?

Or so said a reader of “Subramoney”: ...

A Re-Look at Mauritius Tax Treaties

From the Wall Street Journal: In a move that could have wide-ranging impact on foreign investment into India, Indian lawmakers are preparing to introduce a new ...

Call Money at 8.5%, one trade at 75%

Business Standard: (HT: @soulucky) In spite of banks parking nearly Rs 40,000 crore surplus cash with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), at least one player ...