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Month: September 2011

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Panics, Taxes and Startup Gyan

I wake up way too early, following stringent baby-care regulation that parents should get little or no sleep, and find some time to write in. I’ve been in ...

It's a Boy!

Folks, I’ve been out of touch and for a very good reason: We’ve just had a baby boy, on Sep 26! Excited, Delighted, Sleepless, Panicky, Exhausted ...

Too Much Mathematics…

…is sometimes too little common sense : (From ...

Chart Of The Day: 4% Down Moves On The Nifty

How many “4% down or worse” moves have we seen like the one yesterday? The answer lies in a chart: We’re an isolated dot now. Are we going towards a ...

The Heat Is In The Kitchen

Markets all around the world are crashing. India was down 4% Indonesia: -9% Hang Seng: -5% CAC (France): -5% DAX (Germany): -5% FTSE (UK): –4.6% The US ...

4% Down: Worst Day In Two Years

We’ve had a 4% down day on the NSE, with a graph that started ugly and looks uglier: This is the biggest one day fall in two years – since ...

Chart Of The Day: Sector Comparison in 2011, FMCG Outperforms

Today’s chart is about how sectors have done relative to each other in 2011. Using the sector indexes, we plot a relative graph of the moves since Jan 2011. ...

GMO on Real Estate Cycles

GMO has a great report on Real Estate and what drives it. They say that the drivers are: Demographics: More people, more demand. More people into cities, more ...

Chart Of The Day: CRR and SLR History

Banks are supposed to keep a certain portion of their deposits aside in two compartmentalized areas: a Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) where banks keep cash (not ...

Chart Of The Day: Indian GDP Components

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is usually : GDP = Private Expenditure + Govt Expenditure + Investments + (Exports Minus Imports->Net Exports). How has ...