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Arjun Parthasarathy

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.

Aug 16, 2013

RBI’s panic moves trigger market, rupee mayhem

The RBI's ill-advised move to bring in capital controls has sent the markets into a panic. The moves have worsened a difficult situation #Rupee Crisis #rupee-dollar #Sensex #ToWhatEffect

Aug 13, 2013

Why choking growth will not help save the rupee

Is there a way out of this mess or is time the only healer? The latter seems to be the more plausible answer but pain caused by the current economic conditions will be high. #ConnectTheDots #Current Account Deficit #Economy #Growth #Indian currency #RBI #Rupee

Aug 8, 2013

Lessons for India Inc from Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post buy

Washington Post will now become a 2013 entity that is looking ahead into the future and not a 1933 entity living on its past glory. #Amazon #DealStream #Digital Media #Jeff Bezos #Journalism #WashingtonPost

Aug 7, 2013

Raghuram Rajan as RBI chief may have some surprises up his sleeve

He takes over the reins of the central bank at a time when the economy is going downhill, the Indian Rupee (INR) is on a free fall, equity and bond markets are nervous and the government at the centre wants quick fixes before the 2014 general elections. #D. Subbarao #PolicyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #RBI Governor #Rupee #WhatNext

Aug 6, 2013

RBI can calm markets only by staying away from the rupee

The INR is reflecting the gloom falling over the economy and any measures that could deepen the glow will reflect on the INR. #MarketWatch #monetary tightening #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Rupee #Sensex #Stock market

Aug 6, 2013

NSEL issue brings to fore risk of unregulated markets like real estate

Let the speculators/ traders and big investors make or lose money in unregulated markets. You will only get the end bits if you play it right but you will end up losing heavily if you play it wrong. #HowThisWorks #NSEL #Ponzi scheme #SEBI

Aug 1, 2013

Rupee at 60: RBI wants stability but is there a right level for INR?

If the central bank does take monetary tightening measures, India’s GDP growth is likely to fall below 5% levels for this fiscal year even as the RBI revised growth estimates from 5.7% to 5.5%. #CurrencyWatch #RBI #Rupee #Stability

Jul 31, 2013

Rupee inches towards record low: These factors can help stabilise it

RBI is keen to get back on its path to monetary easing but it first wants the INR to stabilize. Hence bond yields will stay high and equities will be volatile until there is stability in the INR. #CAD #CurrencyWatch #Inflation #RBI #Rupee #US Fed

Jul 30, 2013

Waiting for Godot: Will RBI’s wait for a stable rupee be endless?

The INR has depreciated by over 25 percent over the last couple of years on the back of many factors including fiscal and current account deficits, rising inflation and falling GDP growth, strength in the US economy relative to the rest of the world and expectations of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) withdrawing its asset purchase program sooner than later. #GDP #Inflation #PolicyWatch #RBI #RBI policy #Rupee

Jul 29, 2013

RBI policy: Why even the bravest aren’t betting on a rate cut

The bravest of the brave will not try to confidently predict what the RBI will do on 30 July as the 15 July tightening measures announced late in the evening took markets completely by surprise. #CRR #PolicyWatch #Rate cut #RBI #Repo rate #Reserve Bank of India #SLR