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India Morning report: Oil signals treated as critical sell levels for the Rupee (This week in Asia on

An old adage for the market, it is now a repeated phenomena in the global markets for India to retain the dubious double distinction of heralding global commodity lows and … Continue reading

July 2, 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

India Morning Report: markets tinker with 6000, shorts fail again

Shardul kulkarni, despite his hanging on to the short trade on the indices since 5800 for the 5600 mark or thereabouts is a pretty chastised man as he leads the … Continue reading

May 7, 2013

Bank confirms higher liquidity and payout ahead of stress tests | Banking Insight

Both Meredith and Dick Bove released reports for record 2013 Bank stock performance based on identical expectations of a bigger and better payout from Bank of America , Meredith mentioning … Continue reading

December 19, 2012

Friday Book Recommendation: A recent masterpiece on Trading strategies

If your are not up for a weekend on your Kindle with Tadas Vidaska’ Blog and Book “Abnormal Returns” (right image and link) which looks headed in the right direction … Continue reading

June 2, 2012

The resurgence in Commodities is near vs the put down of Commodities is yet to be | Commodities Insight

The following is a current snapshot from my MCX trading / NCDEX on Local Indian brokerage screen in the US AM sessionĀ (Till 2 PM EDT) The First chart is of … Continue reading

May 9, 2012

Bank Results Thursday Q1 2012 ( incl US Economy day ahead) : Beat expectations a norm for $0.71 at Morgan Stanley, $0.31 EPS at Bank of America

Even as credit spreads tightened and the resulting CVA of $2 bln brought down net revenues and earning, excl CVA adjustments Morgan Stanley rode out expectations of underperforming the year … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

European Debt Crisis: Lesser Non European customers, Italian 3-yr yields jump to under 4%

The morning stream of data knocked the winds out of the Europe watchers but sentiment still improved on basis of yesterday’s scare turning out to be a non starter. UK, … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Deal Economy: The Avon CEO is a living poison pill, hedge funds return 5%

Hedge funds return their best in Q1 In what may redefine the Hedge funds industry and decide what kind of inflows the sector gets from 2013, the Hedge funds signed … Continue reading

April 10, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review): China signs off on a cat fight for growth

JP Morgan’s bid for a local mutual fund notwithstanding, nothing substantial has happened from the House of JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs after setting up $5 bln in funds with … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 1 Comment