Category Archives for "Investment Newsletter"

DIY Investing vs Financial Advice
May 07

Do-It-Yourself Investing Vs Using A Financial Advisor

My rant about ‘The Investment Guru from Canada’This article is going to generate a lot of ‘controversy’, so here I go…Just the other day, a long-time client of mine and a good friend called me up and said ‘He wanted to meet me, and discuss a few things’. I thought this was a normal request, so […]

Dec 06

Have a bank account in India? You need to read about FRDI

The Situation Seven years before the global financial crisis and collapse of Lehman, India’s Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had followed the ‘too big to fail’ principle. It force-merged Global Trust Bank with Oriental Bank of Commerce to prevent widespread losses to depositors, doesn’t matter that the decision may have been motivated by a need […]

trump effect on stock markets
Nov 21

Trump effect on stock markets

21st November 2016 In the News: The ‘Trump effect’ on the stock markets – or Not !!! Just last week, ‘financial gurus’ were predicting doom and gloom if Trump got elected. They said there would be a classic panic reaction: a drop in stocks and other risky assets, and a rally in bonds and other safe-haven […]

Nov 21

Impact of Demonetisation in India on Equity Markets

Source –, 9th November, 2016 Need for demonetisation As of 8th November 2016, currency notes of denominations Rs500 and Rs1000 has ceased to be a legal tender, approx. 25% by volume and 86% by value of currency in circulation. The stated objective of the Govt. is to curb black money, curtailing prevalence of fake currency, […]

Apr 05

Why Tesla’s Next Big Thing Should Matter To You

Tesla’s Next Big Thing Could Flip the Auto Industry Upside Down Every major car manufacturer is now working hard on their versions of fully electric cars after seeing Tesla’s success. Tesla, led by Elon Musk started out with their first all-electric sports car the ‘Tesla Roadster’. They then launched the ‘Model S’ which is an all-electric family sedan which does Zero […]

Mar 31

Modi Rebuts Analysts Who Doubt India’s World-Beating Growth

Week 14, 2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered a wide-ranging rebuttal to critics who say he’s gotten lucky with low oil prices. Loan growth has picked up, corporate rating upgrades are now outpacing downgrades, foreign direct investment hit a record last year and some key manufacturing sectors such as carmakers are growing rapidly, Modi […]

Mar 15

If Oil Prices Have Hit Bottom, the Top May Not Be Too Far Away

Week 12, 2016 Here’s something interesting from the Bloomberg website – The top of the oil market may be closer than you think. With Brent futures having bounced back to $40 a barrel, the International Energy Agency sees “light at the end of the tunnel,” and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is spotting “green shoots.” Even so, […]

Feb 22

U.S. Stocks Rise With Oil After Best Weekly Gain Since November

Week 9, 2016 U.S. stocks advanced, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index headed toward a six-week high, amid gains in banks and commodity shares as oil surged. The S&P 500 rose 1.3 percent to 1,941.75 at 11:50 a.m. in New York, after increasing 2.8 percent last week, the most since November. The Dow Jones […]

Feb 09

Probably The Best Time To Invest: Global Stock Rout Extends in Japan

Week 7, 2016 The global stock rout intensified as European index futures indicated shares would add to Monday’s declines and equities in Tokyo slumped by the most since August. The yen reached its strongest since 2014 as Japan’s 10-year yield dropped below zero for the first time and corporate bond risk climbed. What’s Happening in […]

Jan 28

8 Predictions for 2016 From the Experts

Some of the top financial experts warned us of recessions and crisis, while others shared their tips for finding yield. Watch for a Worldwide Recession Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets equity and global macro, Morgan Stanley Investment Management “We are now just one big shock away from a global downturn, and the next one seems most […]