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Month: September 2013

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NSEL News: FIR Filed, Conflict of Interest, Exit from F&O

CBI to probe NSEL, says Chidambaram. And the cops have filed an FIR. The noose is tightening around the Jignesh Shah empire, The Grant Thornton Forensic Audit ...

The Rajan Month Takes Us +6% But Ends on a Depressing Note

September 2013 was when Raghuram Rajan became the RBI governor and that gave markets a high. However, on the last day of the month, markets retreated 1.7%, ...

How Have Stocks Done In a Month of High Carry?

Last week was the Futures and Options expiry and something strange happened. The Nifty October Future – 1 month away – was at a 1.1% premium to the ...

The US Government Shutdown Drama

Panic! The US Government Might Shut Down! The game is over! Or so we will hear over the next two days. The concept: The US House of Congress (Lower house) ...

Gold Returns Adjusted for Inflation Since 2007 are Stellar, PPF Not So Much

Continuing the series on adjusting things for inflation, readers complained that hey, I wasn’t really playing fair talking about just the Nifty. How about ...

Weekly Digest: Nifty Adjusted for Inflation, Succinct Financial Advice, Central Banker Anonymous

The “Real” Nifty Adjusted for “Real” Inflation Will Shock You I spoke earlier about how the Real Nifty – that is, adjusted for inflation and ...

The “Real” Nifty Adjusted for “Real” Inflation Will Shock You

I spoke earlier about how the Real Nifty – that is, adjusted for inflation and purchasing power drop – is now 32% below the 2007 peak, despite the ...

91 Day T-Bills Return To Single Digits

Every Wednesday 91 day T-Bills are auctioned, and after Rajan’s first RBI policy, we have a moderation in T-Bill auction yields to 9.7% from the recent highs ...

All the Financial Advice You’ll Ever Need

Sometimes, we over complicate matters, especially in this blog where I will tell you I invest in ultra short term funds because the yield curve is flattening ...

RBI Bans 0% EMI Loans, Says Customers Must Be Told Real Interest Rate

Now I look really ignorant, so I will first say, Sorry. And apologies to Economic Times. I had said in an earlier post that ET was probably inventing the story ...