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:
A panel of federal judges upheld the government’s net-neutrality rules Tuesday, handing a major victory to the Obama administration in its efforts to step up oversight of cable and telephone companies that provide broadband service. (Link)
A mathematician on how he made a 200% return from betting on football. (Link)
Pakistan’s benchmark index jumped as much as 3 percent in early trade on Wednesday, climbing to a record high after the country’s stock market was reclassified overnight and included in the MSCI’s emerging market index category. (Link)
Recently, Goldman Sachs had also turned bearish on the road ahead for equities as an asset class and preferred to stay in cash, with their analysts at sounding alarm bells given the lofty valuations and slowing economic growth. (Link)
The Indian Union cabinet has approved the new civil aviation policy (NCAP). The press release from the Press Information Bureau (PIB) says it all. While the NCAP is definitely a step in the right direction, we will be sharing our analysis in the days to come after we glean the details. (Link)
The popular ‘buy one get one free’ deals stand to lose some of their charm as the proposed goods and services tax (GST) may apply to free articles given away with those purchased.
As per Section 3 of the model GST law that the government has unveiled for stakeholder comments, supplies specified in Schedule I, made without a consideration, are also liable to GST. (Link)
Experts warn that as workers lose their bargaining power, it could spur strife at work places – and creation of unions. (Link)
Nigeria’s central bank finally buckled to market pressure to devalue the naira, saying it would move to a “purely market-driven” currency system from Monday. (Link)
He’s trying to make a distinction that the Bank of England does not run on public funds, even though it’s a publicly owned corporation,’ claims Bernard Jenkin MP. (Link)
For the first time since the Public Provident Fund was established in 1968, the interest rate on the government-managed saving scheme could fall below 8%. Interest rates on small savings schemes, including the PPF and the Senior Citizens’ Saving Scheme, are linked to the government bond yields and are revised every three months. The last interest rate revision on 19 March saw the PPF rate being cut 60 basis points from 8.7% to 8.1%. (Link)
If the U.S. economy turns south in a big way, helicopters could be dropping cash over your neighbourhood — courtesy of the Federal Reserve.
That’s at least the concept of helicopter money — an unusual idea aimed at reviving economic growth, espoused by famed economist Milton Friedman. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has generally stayed away from endorsing this form of economic stimulus in the past. But on Wednesday, Yellen wouldn’t rule it out as a possible option in an extreme circumstance. (Link)
Bengaluru is set to witness an estimated 28% decline in net absorption of office space in 2016. Although the demand continues to be very high in the country’s tech capital. (Link)
Labour Party MP and anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Cox shot twice and stabbed; all campaigning in EU
referendum suspended. (Link)
The upper house of the Swiss parliament on Wednesday voted to invalidate its 1992 application to join the European Union, backing an earlier decision by the lower house. The vote comes just a week before Britain decides whether to leave the EU in a referendum. (Link)
HDFC Life and Max Life are in talks to create the country’s biggest private life insurer as stiff competition and regulatory hurdles force firms to find new ways of growing market share and profitability. (Link)
The price of bitcoin broke $750 today, building on recent gains to hit a 28-month high.
Bitcoin prices reached $750.37 during the day’s session, the highest since 7th February, 2014, CoinDesk USD Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) figures reveal. The digital currency exceeded its latest milestone of $750 after surpassing $700 early on 13th June, and then nearing $720 later that day. (Link)
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has initiated inquiry into a complaint alleging that Bank of Baroda’s (BoB) CEO and MD P S Jayakumar had twisted audit rules for favouring four big MNC audit companies. (Link)
A Behavioral Science Approach to Risk Management – Link
OFA and Beyond Order Flow – OFA/Ninja – Link
Pre breakout trade & Pullback trade video – Link
Position Sizing in Value Investing – Link
The Capital Cycle Is Something Every Investor Should Be Aware Of – Link
The Curious Case of the Yen as a Safe Haven Currency: A Forensic Analysis – Link
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