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Month: March 2014

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Off For A Week, And A Note on Failure

Posting will be light the next week due to extreme laziness caused by the holiday I’m going to be taking in Goa. Every year I take a small break, and always ...

Real Estate Bust In Progress: Volumes Down 43%, Revenue Growth Dips to 1%

At Capital Mind, we have captured a slowdown in the Capital Mind All India Housing Index (based on the Residex). This slowdown seems to be deepening. ...

Beta: Options Oracle Updated Plugin for India

Options Oracle is a pretty good tool that works for option traders all over the world, but it has not been maintained since 2012. The original authors have ...

Optionalysis: Option Strategies for Election Moves

This is a premium post for Capital Mind Premium subscribers. How do you setup option positions for elections? We saw this question in the premium group today ...

Suckered: The Fraud SMS Pump and Dump Scheme

Reader and friend Haresh Nagpal writes on twitter about the proliferation of fake SMS’s that are pump and dump schemes. He mentions an SMS like this: And ...

Candy “Crushed” in a Rough IPO

The IPO of King, the maker of the popular game “Candy Crush” has listed in the US, but fell about 15% from the IPO price of $22.5. In the US, shares get ...

Buffett Got The Answer Right in 1999, But the Reasoning Didn’t Work Out

Buffett made a very interesting talk in 1999, on the stock market craziness, and it would be more than apt to review it now. He said: Now, to get some ...

Macronomics: FIIs Sell The Most Debt Since Jan, Are Flows Reversing?

Fund flows are important. Much of the stock markets peaking to a new high has been due to Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) inflows. This has also caused ...

LearnTA: Introduction to Technical Analysis

Technical Analysis is how you analyse stocks based on their price movements. Prices are an indication of fear, greed and all those emotions that are inevitably ...

Einhorn Withdraws Case Against Blogger Who Revealed Holdings. Is Anonymity Good?

In an interesting test of the anonymity of the internet, Hedge fund manager David Einhorn first demanded to know the identity of a blogger that revealed his ...