• Budget must ‘build to last’
    by Amar Ambani July 09, 2014 09:07 IST

    At a time when the economic scenario is being furiously debated, conventional wisdom may incline the decision maker to making a choice like ‘either Growth or Fiscal consolidation’, but notwithstanding the tough task at hand, a truly visionary leadership will need to pursue both growth and fiscal consolidation simultaneously.

  • Need to Enhance Liquidity and Funnel Savings into Equity
    by Nirmal Jain July 04, 2014 08:56 IST

    Many a time, our policy makers confuse speculation with manipulation. They put too many restrictions that curb even healthy speculation. I have heard even comments like we should encourage genuine investors but not speculators.

  • RBI policy hints at better days ahead for markets
    by Nirmal Jain June 04, 2014 08:19 IST

    Monetary easing will aid the government's effort to accelerate economy's growth engine as quickly as possible- Nirmal Jain

  • Polls or not, invest in equities for long term
    by Nirmal Jain May 14, 2014 10:37 IST

    Post actual results of polls on May 16, depending on the outcome, there will be volatility. But soon after, the markets will again focus on macroeconomic fundamentals, which we believe are improving and that is the basis of the rally over the next three-five years.

  • Sensex may touch 30,000 by December-end
    by Nirmal Jain May 12, 2014 11:11 IST

    Entrepreneurs' decision to invest is based on expectations of profit and not on actual profit itself, which is why it is important for the government to revive sentiment, Nirmal Jain says.

  • Value Creation in India: Since how long and not just how much
    by Amar Ambani May 07, 2014 12:02 IST

    Historical comparison reveals that equities are one of the best asset classes for value creation. Although it is often reinforced to investors that past performance is no guarantee of future returns, but the fact is that it usually is. The article showcases select case studies from last 10-15 years to give insights on the type of companies and sectors that have created value, the ones that haven't and the role of the government.

  • Where is the Indian stock market headed?
    by Amar Ambani March 25, 2014 12:07 IST

    The market sentiment is likely to remain upbeat till formation of a new Government in June. The up move will be front-ended and H2 2014 may see consolidation take place.

  • Not in my backyard
    by R. Venkataraman July 25, 2011 16:23 IST

    …This is like finding problems to solutions and not solutions to problem. If no flyover in Peddar Road, then why should there be flyovers and metros in North Mumbai? In India, the bigger issue or bigger challenge is lack of urban planning.

  • Indices languish, but NAVs hit all time highs!
    by R. Venkataraman July 09, 2010 20:30 IST

    While the Sensex and Nifty seem to struggle to reach the highs of Jan ’08, some mutual funds have shown a stellar performance as their NAVs crossed the previous highs hit in early Jan ’08.

  • Liquid Oxygen - that’s the state of the market
    by R. Venkataraman July 09, 2010 11:51 IST

    The market seems to resemble a rocking horse, which is moving but making no progress. In fact the state of the stock markets can be best described in the words of yesteryear’s Bollywood villain Ajit, known for his one-liners.

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