Kalidasji deals with another important subject – the gas dispute between Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance and Oil Ministry. The center at the dispute is the price control of gas prices. Read this interesting episode.
Anil Selarka, author of Sub Prime Resolved, writes Part -8 of How to Invest into anything series under the title – Convertible Bonds. In this comprehensive essay, he explains the complexity of this hybrid instrument in very easy style and language a common investor would understand. At the end of this article, he even introduces a new concept – a simple QUIZ to determine how much the reader understood the article. He also appends Answer Sheet with comprehensive explanation to each answer with reference to the article.
The author teaches the Investors the basic art of investing. He tells him how to, where to and when to invest into anything. He exhorts the investor to prepare themselves mentally before they dabble into investing. This is a first introductory chapter. The whole seris will deal with plethora of investment products from Property to gold, stocks to bonds, commodities to derivatives by explaining all basis, pitfalls and potential rewards. However, the most important thing is the mental set up. Investment is a mental game, he says. Read further
This is a sequel to Satyam Scandal in India. The author investigates like a forensic detective where the Auditors went wrong and how could they have missed the mountain and searched for a mole. The fraud could have been easily detected by the Auditor Price Waterhouse, India Chapter, which is part of Price Waterhouse Coopers, USA. The author points out exact mistakes committed by the Auditors. This shows the inadequacies of the accounting standard. While Investors depend on the Auditors for proper accounts so that they are not taken for a ride, the Auditors behave negligently and certify most of the accounts of listed companies based on relationship with the management or some other considerations .
The Author applauds India’s top Industrialists – Ratan Tata and K M Birla. They became victims of the credit crunch that severely dented viability of their overseas acquisitions such as Corus, and Jaguar (in UK by Tata) and Novelis (by Birla). The author appeals to the Prime Minister and Finance Minister of India to help these great industrialists from India’s FOREX reserves of $300 billions and save these vital groups from dire distress. India’s forex reserve should be used for Indians first and others later, the Author argues.
The Author instantly reacts to the news of Tata Tele’s sale of 26% stake to NTT DoCoMo, Japan’s biggest company. How much NTT pays, what is the effect on stock price, what are the hidden secrets, in lucid fashion
The Author tried to address the hypes on one of India’s most premium business house – Reliance Induustries Ltd, and its presently promoted Reliance Petroleum Ltd. (RPL) a massive green refinery, ranked 6th largest in the world. The refinery, in which Chevron holds 5% stake, comes on production stream in December 08 (now delayed to Jan 09). The stock price of this unborne child went on as high as 259. Currently trading at Rs 82, the author argues that the stock of this prized company could drop to 30 to 60 level due to host of factors, including hitherto unknown Rs 77oo crores of derivatives outstanding (US$ 1.6 billions). Too many shares – 4.5 billions are too much to digest in the market, although 70% is owned by its parent RIL – first ever Fortune 500 Indian company.
The author analyzes the reasons for indida’s ailment, its misguided rupee policy, how weaker rupee hurts the economy and foreign investment, damaging measures taken by SEBI, RBI, Finance Ministry in hurting the rupee and their own economy. One of the finest essay on the Indian economy.
The Author addresses investor’s basic needs at the heightened stage of market stress. He provides comprehensive guidance to almost all Investors – personal to professionals -how to handle their portfolio at this point of time. He narrates in very simple language when to invest new money, and until such time, how to rebalance their present portfolio with existing resources. He also provides tool such as Excel spreadsheet with demo examples. No Author has ever provided such guidance ever. The Author has 40 years of rich experience in banking, stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities in international market.
This article is written just after tentative agreement reached between Congress and the President. It squarely deals with the potential fall out in the market and the streets. it also shows how irresponsibly a person like Paulson having 36 days of political life (unless renewed) to spend $700 billion by legalizing the illegal and parallel economy created by the banks and brokers