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Month: August 2011

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Indian Market Snapshot: August 2011

The last two trading days of August brought a 5% rally on the markets, to close down only –8.77%, with the P/E inching over 18 (Historical, Standalone). The ...

Readings: Edible Oils, Real Indian Story, Italian Mints

A few interesting things to read over the 2-day trading holiday: Italian town printing its own currency to escape austerity (Reuters) Nidhi Nath Srinivas on ...

Michael Lewis Gets Taken Off The Pedestal

Michael Lewis gets skewered on his Vanity Fair piece on Germany, by Scott Locklin: Michael Lewis is the preeminent financial journalist of our age. In many ...

Interactive Inflation Map for July 2011

Every month, at MarketVision, we do an interactive page on Inflation where you can click through and find out how inflation works at various levels in the ...

A Case Against Black Money

Anna Hazare says bring back the black money. How much black money exists abroad? The answer is: NOT 1456 lakh crores. ...

The Worst Ever August?

The Nifty Returns till date this month are the worst ever August performance in known history, with a –13.4% till August 27 going way below the –9.5% in ...

Dan Ariely: Monkeys and Financial Advice

Dan Ariely writes about financial behaviour:  Typically, a financial adviser takes 1% of assets under management—annually!—to balance a portfolio, and ...

Nifty Lowest In 18 Months, Critical

The Nifty closes at the lowest point in 18 months, at under 4750. The last time we were this low was in Feb 2010, and even that was a single day. We were only ...

The History Of Inflation In India

India has seen both high and low inflation, and plotting the graph since 1953 puts things in perspective. In 2010-11, inflation was at 9.6% (official) which ...

PA Inflation at 12.40%, Past Data Revised Down

Primary Articles Inflation for the week ended 13 Aug 2011 perked up to 12.4%, a jump over the earlier week’s ...