Monthly Archives: September 2015

India Story = Function(Population)

As a famous epithet from a famous Bollywood movie goes ‘Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!’‘

With all the news surrounding slowing global economy, particularly China slow down, why India remains a rare bright spot in the world economy, doing better than trouble spots such as Brazil, Russia and South Africa? With growing youth segment, rising incomes which is leading to increase in purchasing power, higher brand consciousness, growing urbanization, rising internet penetration and easily available credit, Continue reading

Why Rupee fall is not all bad news?

In last one year India Rupee depreciated 10% against US Dollar, from 60.38 on Sept 9th 2014 to 66.68 on Sept 8th 2015. This might sound like a big fall, particularly If you consider the long-term average of around 5%(Ref Table 1), Rupee depreciated more than double the average in last one year.

TABLE OF RUPEEA mere statement by US Fed about ending its quantitative easing programme, sent the rupee to all time low of 68.8 in Aug 2013. This event also had a similar impact across the world currencies. Continue reading

Deciphering SENSEX and NIFTY!

While there are several indexes which represent the stock market in India, Sensex and Nifty are the salient indexes which represent Indian stock market and these indexes are tracked at a global level to see how Indian stock markets are doing, similar to how we track  Dow Jones and Nasdaq indexes of US stock market.

For a stock market investor, it is always interesting to see how Sensex and Nifty moves impacts individual portfolios? To understand this, first we need to understand what are the stocks that comprise Sensex and Nifty Continue reading