Arjun Parthasarathy has spent 20 years in the financial markets, having worked with Indian and multinational organisations. His last job was as head of fixed income at a mutual fund. An MBA from the University of Hull, he has managed portfolios independently and is currently the editor of www.investorsareidiots.com . The website is for investors who want to invest in the right financial products at the right time.
On an overall basis, despite GDP growth and rise in value of asset prices, the UPA government performance has been well below par on all counts. Markets want a government that could improve the overall performance of the economy.
#BJP#BSE#Narendra Modi#nifty#Sensex#Stock market#UPA
The correct way to answer the question “should one be invested in equities?” is to ask two more questions that are what is the risk of being invested in equities and what is the risk of not being invested in equities going into calendar year 2014.
Banks have direct and indirect exposure to real estate. When the bubble bursts, they are left holding worthless piece of collateral. Banks fail leaving depositors in the lurch and the whole financial system collapses if the government and central bank do not step in and bail them out. #Banks#NPAs#Real estate bubble#ToWhatEffect