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Chart Of The Day: Bank FD Rates From 1976

The RBI has provided rates that banks used to give for one year deposits, all the way back to 1976. Here’s a plot of the “high” rates today (9.25 to ...
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Banks See Massive Drop in Commissions from Mutual Funds

The biggest loser in the new rules for mutual funds, where SEBI has cut upfront commissions, total expense ratios and others, have hit revenues for ...
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Arbitrage Funds: You Don’t Want to be the Elephant in the Room

This analysis in this post was subsequently referenced in a 2nd July Business Standard article: “Rising shares of arbitrage funds in futures segment ...
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Charts: The Worst Year Till May for the Nifty, And Negative 5 Year SIP Returns

The Nifty has seen a lousy May though it recovered towards the end, with a -2.8% return for the month. May is officially the fourth month of the year ...
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The Midcap Carnage and Where There May Be Opportunity

We have seen a carnage in the markets and there is no end in sight as to when this will stop. For many of us this is the first time ...
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How The Government Can Get 400,000 cr. to fight the Covid Slowdown

It’s obvious now that the lockdown will hurt India’s economy. And just as other countries are doing, we’ll need big stimulus to start pushing ...
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What to buy after a crash: Lessons from the past

Corrections happen. A cursory look at the chart shows, from 1990 to 2020, the NIFTY has seen 10 corrections of over 20%. That is one every three years. Except, ...
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While You Were Sleeping: What Stocks Do Overnight versus in Trading Hours

There’s so much activity during the trading day. Stocks are going up. Falling. The index is moving. The TV channels are on. Sometimes the anchors wear ...
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Chart: Gold Beats Up the Current Account Deficit, But FDI Comes To The Rescue

A quick look at a few charts on the Current Account Deficit today. Remember, the Current Account of the country involves finding out what all we import, what ...
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What’s with the high yields in corporate bonds? And will they last?

There’s a “high yield” market in India. Some of it is of shady companies. But some of it is for reasonable good corporates, whose bonds are ...
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