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On Slack: Your Retirement Buys Stocks, No RS Majority, Overpriced Food at the Movies…


The Slack Discussions

The Slack group at Capital Mind Premium has been extremely active and if you haven’t been there (Premium subscribers only), pop us a note by replying to this email.

A brief summary of some of the interesting things discussed there in the last few days:


How big is STT?

0.125% of the whole contract (strike price + premium) x lot size.

STT or Securities Transaction Tax applies if you let an “in-the-money” option expire. It’s best to exit the option before 3:30 pm on expiry day, but if you do let it expire, that’s what it’s going to cost you.

More reading:

Another Crash Prediction: Is this bullish for stocks?

Mazhar Mohammad says “ Nifty may be on the verge of a bigger crash; May fall to 7200 in 3 to 5 months”

Your Provident Fund will buy Stocks, starting Tomorrow!

EPFO to invest over Rs8,000 crore in ETFs that reflect the Indian economy by the end of March 2016.

Further Reading: 

The BJP Might Not Get a Majority in the Rajya Sabha even in 2019

A detailed analysis shows us why the Rajya Sabha elections in 2016 and 2019 might not yield an NDA majority (needed for it to push through key bills) even in 2019 before the next LS elections:

How the Modi govt lost the plot

More Reading:

“Modi May Have to Rethink Jaitley as Finance Minister”

Further Reading:

FDA Approved First Drug Made by a 3D printer

 Pharma companies might find this exciting (if they’re going to do it) or scary (if they will get redundant) – but a printer has mixed enough molecules to get drug approvals from the FDA.

More Reading:

RBI further eases project loan recast norms for NBFCs

Additional Reading:

More Reading:

Except for India, Asian Manufacturing Continues to Slip

Additional Reading:

“Sourcing norms for single-brand retail likely to be reviewed”

  • Mandatory sourcing norms are the biggest hurdle for single-brand retailers and the government is willing to listen to the concerns
  • Apple and Ikea, apparently, met Commerce and Industry minister, Nirmala Sitharaman to discuss business prospects
  • Both companies seemed to have suggested an alternative route through which the government could achieve its objective of job generation, the backbone of the sourcing norms
  • This way, the companies will also not be compelled to compromise on quality of their products

“A steep fall in cotton prices helped the textile companies”

 Indian Textile Industry Coming of Age

“Tough call for Tata Steel ; P/E for Steel is low at 3.88”

 Further Reading:

“Indocount peaks at 1000”

We missed this one in the portfolio, though it’s been a top ranked outlier in Capital Mind Snap!

Further Reading:

“NDL down by 12%”

EPS went from 2.52 to 3.4 — a 35% increase and the stock tanked over 12%. It’s still a 40% higher than when we got in, and such moves are scary, but hey we didn’t complain when the stock went up 10% a day for two days in succession. 

Supplemental Reading:

“Blood high rates for Food at PVR”

Which makes it a good investment!

Further Reading:

“International Paper, if able to sustain the horizontal resistance, has a target of 500+”




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