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The Mid-Week Trend Update: Banking heavies on watchlist as US exits S&P ‘risk’

The week’s continuing month long Global FX turn seemed ominous for the big banks, Citi coming under fire from one of the rare remaining bears (analyst Mr Peabody) as Emerging … Continue reading

June 13, 2013

Rupee impact: The Free fall continues, small snag on equities in India signifies end of the 2nd 2013 run in Asia

Unfortunately, with India inc again adding only probably less than 10% of its External Borrowing Capacity in debt, the Rupee and the equity markets have consequently snagged on the  Asian … Continue reading

June 10, 2013

It’S MoNDaY aGaiN (US Economy & Markets): Fixed income investors need Japan more than ever, McDonalds jumpstarts June despite the flu. The Week ahead June 10 – June 14, 2013

McDonalds sales in our eyes beat everyone playing hookey at the employment Situation Report quarters, even as the  Fed tried to pull more wool over the recovery’s eyes, calling the … Continue reading

June 10, 2013

The mid-week Trend Update (US Economy and Markets) : European GDPs being a positive surprise on Low expectations

Using a discussion of QE globally to raise the spectre of withdrawal Let me lead with the worries of stripping of QE liquidity by Ben Bernanke fueled in Asia today … Continue reading

May 23, 2013

India Morning Report: Why some rating agencies get ‘brand mileage’ from obscure imperfections and markets rest..

Let’s face it. Any null hypothesis you can think of about the market’s strength or in S&P’s case (as rating agency) and that of even a few (investors)who believe in … Continue reading

May 21, 2013

IT’S MONDAY: The Fed purchase program is quite a workout for the Market

Fisher seems to have kicked things off immediately with his comments positing that slowing down the $85B monthly bond purchase program could do US some good, Then Chicago Fed reported … Continue reading

May 20, 2013

India Morning Report: A new bank, not Citi, 8 not 4 and numerous other slips to the mile..

Vikram Pandit’s new efforts in India with Kampani’s JM Financial may get JM a 10% bump in stock quotes but it is unlikely that his 50% buy of the subsidiary … Continue reading

May 17, 2013

A whiff of profits far away? | Banking Insight

 Liquidity regulation already hurts Lobbying over the new Liquidity rules got hard as the banks enter an Observation period prior to counting of the LCR as standard for compliance. According … Continue reading

December 17, 2012

Deutsche Bank Notes: We always comply with Accounting Standards. This is a loss only if we..

continue to treat is on market price. These are actually illiquid and could be treated as Held to Maturity Portfolio. But we would miss the opportunity to call out people … Continue reading

December 6, 2012

A look at Goldman Sachs prospects after the ‘Partner bump up’ | Banking Insight

Goldman Sachs continues to reduce ‘Compensation Costs’ before stress tests However even with just 32,500 staff at Goldman Sachs as of this fall(down 10% in less than a year), the … Continue reading

November 15, 2012

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