Finding ways to fund the Indian economy during a pandemic

The COVID-19 induced pandemic has clearly overwhelmed the Indian society. Seeing the tragedy unfold on our TV screens has been heart breaking for many. Loss of lives has been immense. And my heart goes out to everyone. Hopefully, lessons are being learnt, and people along with businesses will find the relief that they badly need,…

The evolutionary journey of investing as we have come to know it

In 1949, when Alfred W. Jones came up with an idea that became the first hedge fund as we know it today, he was simply executing an innovative strategy at the time of buying stocks and hedging the positions with short sales. It was considered a revolutionary idea in early 50s, and the markets didn’t…

People are the collateral damage of bad investment decisions made in the market: Investing one on one in the 2020

Since the March of 2020 we have been in the grips of covid-19 induced pandemic. The governments have had to bailout out the economy, because of the economic shock coming from the lockdown measures put in place to protect the healthcare systems and the society at large. And even with all the right intentions, most…

The Utility of money: Investing yourself in people Vs Investing in money

So what is investing and what’s an investment? I would think that, most academic will probably agree that, an investment – or investing – is a process that has an element of gamble in it. The hope is that you make a lot more than you put in, but then there's is always a possibility…

Talking about Economics, Science and Religion. And then adding humans to the equation.

So what do we know about science, economics and religion ? Well! for starters, science existed since the day Universe came into being, and therefore science has been around long before humans or human civilisation came into existence. Science is as old as the universe itself. There is science on Mars, but no economy. Also…

The Changing GAME, and the Global economy

The recent movements in the markets and its overall behaviour is starting to indicate that the game is changing and has already changed somewhat, and the market participants are having to adapt to these changes rather quickly. And here is an example, so when my GrandMa suggested that never mind the good old correlation theory,…

PERCEPTION and the Need For Greater Global Policy Coordination in a 2014 WORLD

Perception is a major factor driving volatility in the market and this is why I am of the firm opinion now that it's the market psychology and the overall investors sentiment aka the “mood of the markets” that creates and drives the volatility. And when a perception starts getting entrenched then people generally tend to…

A Historic Opportunity For India and the Indian society To Bring About a Change From Within

  Good to see the ongoing debate on governance, politics and reforming of the INDIAN TAX SYSTEM stirring up in India in the past few weeks. But by looking at the BIG PICTURE it's clear that country isn't just struggling cause of lack of good governance and good governance although essential but on its own…

The BIG Hoo-Ha on FED’s planned Tapering of Quantitative Easing

  The US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee's announcement on lowering the amount of monthly bond purchases or in other words tapering of the existing level of quantitative easing (QE) has got the financial markets animated in a big hoo-ha causing volatility. And the financial media has been inundated with commentaries on various plausible scenarios.…