Archive for the 'Economy' Category

Market is simple to understand

The equity markets are simple to understand except if you try to use too much intelligence. The markets (internationally) is driven by various factors – macro and micro. The 3 important factors that one speaks of while talking market valuation are Fundamental, Technical, and Market Sentiment. Remember understanding equity markets is very complicated if you […]

Market Volatility? Look at USA events……

For any of us to understand what happened in the equity market, we need to see what happened over the last 5-6 years in the USA. Since 2007 the US has been using a very unconventional kind of a policy. From a base of having US $ 900 billion in 2007, it let the base […]

India’s currency crisis…

‘Subra I need to make a US $ 1000 payment by November, should I do it now or later?’ – this was the 3rd forex related query. The earlier 2 were from parents talking about paying the fees of children studying abroad. All were worried about the US $ hitting 70 or 75….and wanted to […]

India is not inexpensive!

For all those people who think that doing business in India is worthwhile because we are an inexpensive destination, please think again. Let us go to the basics of Economics: there are 4 factors of production needed for an enterprise – land, labour, capital, and entrepreneurship. Land: by no stretch of imagination is land cheap […]

State of the market address…..

Subra, is this the best time to enter the market? Boys, girls, fathers, journos, readers everybody asks me this question, almost every day. Many want to see if I change from what I said the previous week, some to go home and laugh saying – see the market has come down ‘this guy knows nothing’, […]

Workshop on inflation……………

Recently I rounded up 10 friends and asked them to gjve a hurdle rate that their investment should give. Most of them had 8% for debt instruments and an amazingly fantastic range of 12% to 40% when it came to equity. Some of them BELIEVED that real estate HAD already given about 24% return over […]

Brilliant views on the Budget 2013

Subramoney was the only blog which did not have a view on the most important media event of the day at 11am. So I decided to write my views (at 8 pm Wednesday) on PC’s budget to be presented on Thursday…here it is. It is the only post (I challenge you) to have such a […]