articles by Vijay Bhambwani

Business

A stock trader's wish list and expectations from finance minister in an election year

Derivatives traders provide the much desired liquidity and efficient price discovery mechanism that result in narrower bid/offer spreads on market quote screens.

Business

Stock markets have rallied since 2016; do not shy away from equity, but tread cautiously in 2019

Alpha (capital appreciation) will surely occur, there is no need to shy away from equity,\

Business

Markets rally post-Assembly election results: Prices might pause for breath, will even give up recently recovered ground

The present financial markets are digital beasts so the mathematically inclined trader can trace the “digital footprint” in the markets.

Business

Qatar to withdraw from OPEC in 2019: Oil markets to be dominated by US, Russia; fractionalised cartel suits India better

Qatar is not only a major-domo LNG supplier via Petronet LNG, but is also a major foreign portfolio investor (FPI) in Indian equities markets.

Business

IL&FS crisis has shaken investor's faith in NBFCs; any delay in repayments can add to the pain

If the NBFCs are able to get refinance, the markets may heave a sigh of relief and witness a relief rally.

Business

Market carnage: Don't blame IL&FS alone for the blood bath; a disaster was already in the making

If IL&FS had not happened, the markets had enough triggers to decline nevertheless –- rich valuations, rising oil, plunging rupee, Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) sales, emerging markets selloff, China

Business

IL&FS fiasco: Stock markets are bleeding; what should a retail investor do now to ensure longevity in bear phase?

Constant inflows are needed in equity markets to propel stock prices higher, combating gravity and selling pressure are additional counter forces.

Business

Friday bloodbath: What is the ghost that spooked the stock markets eroding investors’ wealth?

Since the bloodbath was triggered by concerns of the debt servicing capability of IL&FS, a big ticket NBFC, the ripple effect can only be of sizable nature