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Month: April 2020

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The Indian Paint Industry and why Asian Paints dominates

India is the world's third largest consumer of paints by volume. The industry has grown by 12-18% in the last 15 years, there exists a high correlation between ...
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How Debt Funds Bluff Regulations and What SEBI Can Do To Fix It

We wrote about the Franklin saga in debt funds (Read post) where six of their funds have been shut down since. The problem was: There have been a lot of ...
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Premium: Fixed Income Portfolio Changes To More Safety

The Fixed Income Portfolio needs another small change. This is the second change this year, which is fairly unusual for a portfolio like this but such times ...
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Premium: The No-Downside Portfolio Rejig

We had published a "No Downside" strategy in December 2019 (Read post) It has done reasonably in terms of downside protection so far, with the strategy down ...

The Franklin Debacle: Six Debt Funds Shuttered, and Impact on Debt Funds

Franklin Templeton India has halted new entries and exits on 6 of it’s debt funds: Ultra Short Bond Fund Low Duration Fund Short Term Income Fund Credit Risk ...
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Premium: The High-Priced Portfolio Rebalance

In 2017, we introduced a strategy of building a portfolio of stocks that was based purely on their absolute price without any reference to any other metric. We ...
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What is a TLTRO and Why Does It Impact Non Banking Financiers?

Non Banking Companies are struggling with the lockdown cutting into their cash flows – they have to give their customers a moratorium of three months ...
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Motilal Oswal’s S&P500 Index Fund: Should you Invest?

Motilal Oswal has launched an NFO (New Fund Offering) for its S&P500 Index Fund. The NFO is open from 15th to 23rd April 2020. We took a look to see ...
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Survey: How the lockdown is affecting households in India

Under half of urban India (44%) are seeing no impact on their incomes because of the Coronavirus-induced lockdown. However only a third (33%) foresee no ...
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Podcast #26: Who moved my market? A deeper look at FIIs.

  “Are FIIs big? Why do we make a big deal of them? The answer is if you think of the Indian market as a whole, today’s market cap of ...
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