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Month: December 2010

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Primary Articles Inflation Spikes to 17.24%

Whoa. The latest WPI data on primary articles has taken WPI inflation on primary articles to 17.24%. Dangerously, the past revision spikes are reoccurring. ...

At Yahoo: Taking Stock of Commissions

I write at Yahoo! about Taking Stock of Commissions: On May 1, 1975, fixed commissions were abolished on Wall Street. From an era of charging fixed ...

Readings: Guarantees, Neta-Babu, Term Plans

Readings after a hiatus: Dhirendra Kumar takes a jab at the labour ministry for asking for a “guarantee” of equity returns. The labour min seemingly asks ...

Primary Articles Inflation at 15.35%, up 2%

Primary articles is up 2% since last week, and stands at 15.35%. I’d mentioned that last year this was a benign period, and I expect headline inflation ...

Reader Query: Should I exit this ULIP?

Reader S writes in: Hey Deepak, I am invested in 2 ULIPS. 1) Birla Sun Life SaralWealth : 35800 anually since Feb 2010 ( paid 1 premiums) current fund value ...

At Yahoo: Innovations and Curses

At Yahoo, I write about Innovations and Curses: In the last 10 years, India has grown at a rate that defies belief. Yet, the rate of growth and the dramatic ...

Out For A Few Days

As I have family over, I might not be available for the next few days – till the 27th. Catch you then, and Merry ...

RBI Keeps Rates Unchanged; Liquidity Tight

RBI keeps rates unchanged at 6.25% (repo) and 5.25% (reverse repo).  The Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) is down to 24% (down 1%). There’s also a ...

At Yahoo: Free Money

I write on arbitrage at Yahoo: Free Money. The story goes: an economist was walking on the road with a friend, who said: “Look, there’s a 100 ...

Power Surplus? Lowest Power Deficit in a While

Moneylife provides for really interesting reading, and their latest is an article asking if demand for power is slipping sooner than expected. Research reports ...