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Month: November 2012

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Don’t Buy HDFC Crest – It is Not a Fixed Deposit

I have now had a few people complaining to me – including my own mother – that relationship managers in HDFC Bank have been strongly selling HDFC ...

No More Gold Loans From Banks

The RBI, in the October Policy banned loans against Gold, citing that it causes speculative trading in the yellow metal. A notification has now been issued: ...

Oct 2012 Inflation Dips Slightly to 7.45%

Official figures show October 2012 Inflation (based on Wholesale Prices) at 7.45%, slightly lower that September’s 7.81%. The problem is that this data ...

Diwali Wishes and Predictions 2012

Happy Diwali, folks. It’s 2012, and this is the sixth series of the Diwali posts when I analyze my last year, and the last predictions and laugh my head ...

CPI Inflation for Oct 2012 at 9.75%

Consumer Price Index based Inflation (YoY change) is now 9.75% for October, a marginal increase over inflation in September (9.64%). Inflation remains sticky ...

Sep 2012 IIP Falls 0.4%

I know I shouldn’t bother with figures like IIP (Index of Industrial Production) that are hugely revised every season, but since I’ve been ...

Has India Lost Interest In Stocks?

The volumes on the stock exchanges don’t seem to impress, although we are at near term highs on the Nifty. Notice how the volumes have been around 10,000 ...

The Indexes fall 1.5% in October, First Fall Since May

Time for the monthly update. The indexes fell for the first time since May. October is the worst month of the year, historically speaking (but this is skewed ...