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Why black money is making real estate a Ponzi scheme

Jan 08, 2013

Why black money is making real estate a Ponzi scheme

Thanks to cash transactions, real estate is a Ponzi scheme. This is why real estate prices are going up while rental yields are going down . #Black money #DumbMoney #Real estate #Ponzi Schemes
Govt wants you off gold: Say 'no thanks'

Jan 03, 2013

Govt wants you off gold: Say 'no thanks'

The government wants to wean you away from physical gold purchases by introducing a gold accumulation plan (GAP). Actually, if you want paper gold, ETFs would be better. #India #Gold #Government #DumbMoney #GAP
If Subbarao's a hawk, he should be raising interest rates

Aug 24, 2012

If Subbarao's a hawk, he should be raising interest rates

If the RBI Governor wants to be seen as the man who defended the rupee, he should be doing more than holding rates #RBI #D. Subbarao #DumbMoney #M3
Why India's Sovereign Wealth Fund may be a big joke

Aug 03, 2012

Why India's Sovereign Wealth Fund may be a big joke

An underfunded sovereign wealth fund is in the works. Why do we adopt bad ideas ahead of their time? #India #Reliance #DumbMoney #Sovereign wealth fund #energy assets
Why the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme will be a resounding flop

Jul 16, 2012

Why the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme will be a resounding flop

The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme is not what the doctor ordered for the Indian saver. #DumbMoney #ELSS #RGESS
D6 output fine: Reliance's tough days are not over

May 04, 2012

D6 output fine: Reliance's tough days are not over

It's not just the gas portion of the business that is troubling Reliance, concerns over its gross refining margins and its ineffective use of its mammoth cash hoard have also left investors fretting #Reliance Industries #Oil Ministry #Oil and Natural Gas Corporation #DumbMoney #Reliance Petroleum
Why is it LIC's job to bail out Air India's bond issue?

Apr 16, 2012

Why is it LIC's job to bail out Air India's bond issue?

LIC once again being forced to invest on behalf of a cash-strapped government that cannot find funds for the capital requirements of Air India. But who will eventually bail out India's largest life insurer in the end when it needs capital? #BSE Sensex #air india #ONGC #DumbMoney #LIC #Bond
12 firms to default in 2012. Are FCCBs losing their charm?

Mar 12, 2012

12 firms to default in 2012. Are FCCBs losing their charm?

Calendar year 2012 seems to be the year of reckoning for foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) as almost $ 7 billion worth of bonds are set to mature this year. #DumbMoney #FCCBs #Pyramid Saismira Threater #Sterling Biotech Ltd
Having lost Rs 750 crore on MTNL, LIC wants out now

Mar 09, 2012

Having lost Rs 750 crore on MTNL, LIC wants out now

LIC finds that its investment in MTNL is a dud. But it wants to sell out just as the state telecom players appears to have developed a better strategy #MTNL #DumbMoney #LIC
LIC & ONGC: An insurer discovers love in dying minutes

Mar 02, 2012

LIC & ONGC: An insurer discovers love in dying minutes

True love can happen in minutes. And so LIC discovered that it was dying for ONGC's shares just before the embers of the auction process were dying. #Disinvestment #ONGC #DumbMoney #LIC #ONGC auction