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Month: January 2014

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Optionalysis: Demystifying The Covered Call

After a while we’re back to Optionalysis. The last week was extremely volatile to trade, given the RBI and Fed actions, and the fact that I would only be ...

You get 12 Subsidized LPG Cylinders and You’re Paying For It Anyway

And the populist policies are back. With the government realizing that elections can be won by bribing people, the number of subsidized cylinders has been ...

Premium: FIIs are Running Away From Indian Debt

We had a great webinar yesterday, with my explaining my views on the RBI policy. You can download the video or view the recording anytime you like! You will ...

Maruti Jitters: Suzuki Goes Alone Into Gujarat

Maruti makes cars. A lot of cars. Over a million cars in the last year. And it’s had problems. Worker union trouble at its plants in Gurgaon and Manesar has ...

RBI Hikes Rates But Gives Weird Wont-Hike-Further Guidance

RBI raises repo rates to 8% in its Macroeconomic Policy announced today. We are now going back to the same level as in Jan 2013 (My post), when we started ...

Reads: Dropping EM Currencies, Of Mad US Housing, Apple Drops 8%, Aam Aadmi Airline Regulation

Via @palmerandrew: Chart of EM Currencies: 51 million iPhones, 26 million iPads, in one darn quarter. But Apple’s $13 billion earnings was a tad lower than ...

Four Things The RBI Wants You To Know About Pre-2005 Notes

RBI Clarifies on the pre-2005 note withdrawal announcement today: Further to our Press Release dated January 22, 2014 on the subject and in response to the ...

Optionalysis: The TTM Debit Spread Worked

After yesterday’s debit put spread, TataMotors opened way down at 375 which was our target. The problem now: should we exit or hold on? The long 380 put ...

HSBC Demands “Explanation of Spending” to Let UK Customers Withdraw Their Own Money

It seems HSBC in the UK has been found, by BBC News, to be asking customers making large cash withdrawals to explain why they need it. (HT @AndySwan) Stephen ...

An Ugly Week Ahead

Indian ADRs took a beating on Friday: The Dollar-Rupee Equation Went For A Little Toss This is a two month high (last price is the FX-Clear price at 5 pm, ...