Shishir Asthana

Principal Analyst, Research

Moneycontrol

Blackstone exiting Mphasis – what is in it for an investor

BUSINESS

Blackstone exiting Mphasis – what is in it for an investor

A private equity fund exiting a business is no reflection on the company’s growth prospects. Nor will the exit necessarily be at the top

SEBI’s proposal on minimum shareholding and delisting is a step forward

BUSINESS

SEBI’s proposal on minimum shareholding and delisting is a step forward

The proposed changed in minimum shareholding norms will allow bigger companies to come out with smaller IPOs. The immediate beneficiary of the move will be the largest insurer in the country – Life Insurance Corporation of India

Is Bitcoin the new Gold?

BUSINESS

Is Bitcoin the new Gold?

A user can buy, sell, hold, or spend Bitcoin using PayPal’s wallet. With 346 million users, Paypal can take Bitcoin to a different orbit.

GuruSpeak| Milind Pol – a versatile part-time algo trader

BUSINESS

GuruSpeak| Milind Pol – a versatile part-time algo trader

The best guide by far has been the market itself. Markets make you humble.

SEBI’s peak margin imposition from December is a party spoiler

BUSINESS

SEBI’s peak margin imposition from December is a party spoiler

Volumes in the market will crash, brokers and exchange revenues will be hit

NCDEX’s options trading incentive can help increase farmers’ income

COMMODITIES

NCDEX’s options trading incentive can help increase farmers’ income

The biggest advantage has been the hedging option provided by the derivative market

The Vaccine rally

BUSINESS

The Vaccine rally

Vaccine rally can lift old economy stocks and cause portfolio churn

Flexi Cap Fund classification is old wine in a new bottle

BUSINESS

Flexi Cap Fund classification is old wine in a new bottle

Fund managers can now simply reclassify their old multi-cap fund as a Flexi cap fund without realigning their portfolio

Is it time to sell gold?

BUSINESS

Is it time to sell gold?

Both ETF flows and central bank buying suggest demand slows down when gold prices cross the $2,000 mark

Ant Financial IPO mess – a case of regulatory overreach

BUSINESS

Ant Financial IPO mess – a case of regulatory overreach

The Chinese authorities’ overbearing attitude underscores the perils of Shanghai becoming a financial hub

For oil markets the US election is a non-issue, its immediate future looks bleak

COMMODITIES

For oil markets the US election is a non-issue, its immediate future looks bleak

Energy markets are speculating that the OPEC+ group may have little choice but to roll over the current cuts and delay the plans to ease those cuts till January 2021

Here’s how market bets are placed ahead of the US election results

BUSINESS

Here’s how market bets are placed ahead of the US election results

A ‘Blue Wave’ could trigger a sharp rally, as those who have hedged their position or are bearish will jump in to cover their short position

GuruSpeak | Mohak Pachisia – mastering the psychology of trading

BUSINESS

GuruSpeak | Mohak Pachisia – mastering the psychology of trading

Struggling to break free, Pachisia found that the solution to his problem was within himself. Meditation led to course correction and finally to financial freedom.

SEBI’s new capital adequacy plan is a meaningless one

BUSINESS

SEBI’s new capital adequacy plan is a meaningless one

Capital adequacy requirements are generally needed for a company in the lending business. A broker whose role now has been restricted to be a platform provider for the traders or investors is not providing his money to his clients.

MSCI rebalancing – Why this time it's different for India

BUSINESS

MSCI rebalancing – Why this time it's different for India

This time around there is a structural and permanent change that will be incorporated

Prabhat Dairy and the curious case of what happened to Rs 1,300 crore

BUSINESS

Prabhat Dairy and the curious case of what happened to Rs 1,300 crore

SEBI has passed an order on October 21, 2020, against the company asking it to deposit Rs 1,292.46 crore in an escrow account in a nationalized bank within seven working days

Strong judgement by Karnataka HC on Franklin Templeton, but time has healed some scars

BUSINESS

Strong judgement by Karnataka HC on Franklin Templeton, but time has healed some scars

Reports say that four out of the six Franklin Templeton debt schemes have turned cash positive already

GuruSpeak | Sanjeet Kumar – Diversification the key to options trading

BUSINESS

GuruSpeak | Sanjeet Kumar – Diversification the key to options trading

Trade like a casino. It means that one should trade with an edge where the probability of winning is high

SEBI cracks a joke by imposing a Rs 6 crore fine on NSE

BUSINESS

SEBI cracks a joke by imposing a Rs 6 crore fine on NSE

The least the market regulator can do is impose the ‘Disgorgement of unlawful profit’ order on such offenders, which would mean collecting the unlawful profits

Why the government is justified in giving PSUs a choice between buyback or capex

BUSINESS

Why the government is justified in giving PSUs a choice between buyback or capex

Till date, the government has raised less than three percent of its Rs 2.1 lakh crore divestment target for the current fiscal

Jet Airways 2.0 may have an outside chance of success

BUSINESS

Jet Airways 2.0 may have an outside chance of success

Oil prices, the major cost of an airline, are low and expected to remain low for the next few years. Air traffic is slowly picking up.

Could the Ant Group IPO, coinciding with the US elections, be the peak for the market rally?

BUSINESS

Could the Ant Group IPO, coinciding with the US elections, be the peak for the market rally?

The delay in clearances from the authorities is creating anxious moments

GuruSpeak | Saleem Gaur – From an MNC country business head to a versatile trader

BUSINESS

GuruSpeak | Saleem Gaur – From an MNC country business head to a versatile trader

If you want to be in the market for the long term, have a plan and execute it to the letter

Four charts that describe the post Covid-19 energy outlook

BUSINESS

Four charts that describe the post Covid-19 energy outlook

Under the best case scenario, energy demand returns to pre-pandemic levels only by 2023

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