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  • As Fed reaches 'neutral rate', expect some softening in stance Jul 28, 2022 10:28 AM IST

    As Fed reaches 'neutral rate', expect some softening in stance

    The Fed continues to be “highly attentive to inflation risks” and determined to take the measures needed to bring down inflation to 2 percent goal

  • What does Fed’s dilemma — US recession vs inflation — mean for investors? Jul 04, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    What does Fed’s dilemma — US recession vs inflation — mean for investors?

    Fed would reiterate its hawkish stance in the coming meetings as well. While a 75-basis-point hike is widely expected in the July meet, another 75-bps hike during the September meet cannot be ruled out

  • As the Fed steps up inflation fight, how long will the relief rally sustain? Jun 16, 2022 08:49 AM IST

    As the Fed steps up inflation fight, how long will the relief rally sustain?

    As per FOMC projections, the Federal Funds rate can reach 3.4 percent by the end of this calendar year. This is significantly higher than the March projection of 1.9 percent and implies about 50 bps rate hike each in the remaining four meetings this year

  • Get ready for an action-packed week ahead as central banks eye soft landing Jun 09, 2022 11:28 AM IST

    Get ready for an action-packed week ahead as central banks eye soft landing

    Earnings downgrades in the last two quarters have been a function of margin compression. In the next few quarters, there is a potential risk of earnings downgrades due to demand destruction

  • Delhivery Q4: Priced beyond perfection Jun 01, 2022 09:55 AM IST

    Delhivery Q4: Priced beyond perfection

    The logistics player needs to keep on churning strong growth metrics as the current valuation is expensive, both on relative and absolute basis, and leaves no scope for error, in case growth starts to falter or even taper

  • Dr Copper is giving a big warning signal to equity markets! May 26, 2022 09:50 AM IST

    Dr Copper is giving a big warning signal to equity markets!

    The macro as well as the technical picture suggest that a breakdown in copper prices is likely in the coming months, which implies a worsening of financial conditions globally

  • Déjà vu: A repeat of 2008 in 2022 for markets? May 19, 2022 09:11 AM IST

    Déjà vu: A repeat of 2008 in 2022 for markets?

    In our view, both the Fed and the RBI are making a policy error as tightening is only going to make things worse as the effect of the ongoing liquidity squeeze will only be felt with a lag of 6-9 months

  • Is this the right time to bottom-fish? May 17, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    Is this the right time to bottom-fish?

    Long-term investors should have a staggered approach to invest in this market

  • For the US Fed, 50 bps hikes are the new normal May 05, 2022 08:45 AM IST

    For the US Fed, 50 bps hikes are the new normal

    The Fed’s balance sheet is likely to reduce by about $1 trillion in a year

  • Ambuja Cements: Subdued quarter, but all eyes on Holcim’s stake sale Apr 29, 2022 11:06 AM IST

    Ambuja Cements: Subdued quarter, but all eyes on Holcim’s stake sale

    The stock of Ambuja has surged 20 percent in the last one month in anticipation of the stake sale

  • The plunging Japanese Yen – precursor to a bigger economic crisis? Apr 27, 2022 08:56 AM IST

    The plunging Japanese Yen – precursor to a bigger economic crisis?

    Investors should be prepared for extreme volatility, if the central banks are unable to engineer a so-called "soft landing" for the global economy

  • ACC: Trouble spots pop up on earnings canvas Apr 20, 2022 09:54 AM IST

    ACC: Trouble spots pop up on earnings canvas

    In the absence of any major cement price hikes, persistent raw material inflation and supply-chain constraints will drag the company's margins over the next 2-3 quarters

  • China’s macro blues: Lessons for investors Apr 19, 2022 09:28 AM IST

    China’s macro blues: Lessons for investors

    Underlying weakness in Chinese data, irrespective of COVID/lockdown is a key watch

  • Fed minutes: Strong signal of front-loading of tightening Apr 07, 2022 09:05 AM IST

    Fed minutes: Strong signal of front-loading of tightening

    A significant risk is that elevated inflation expectations could become entrenched if the public starts to question the committee’s resolve to achieve the 2 percent long-run target for inflation.

  • Will the oil shock trigger a 2008-style global recession? Apr 06, 2022 10:37 AM IST

    Will the oil shock trigger a 2008-style global recession?

    Rather than equities, investors should look to increase their allocations towards safe haven physical assets such as gold and silver, which have historically outperformed equities during periods of uncertainties as well as elevated inflation.

  • Scared by market volatility? Here's how to make the most of it in 2022 Mar 24, 2022 08:48 AM IST

    Scared by market volatility? Here's how to make the most of it in 2022

    Savvy investors should look out for the lows and add systemically and not fret and panic. Similarly, it makes immense sense to take profits at the upper end of the range in these highly volatile markets.

  • Fed: A plan for 10 rate hikes? What does it mean for global investors? Mar 17, 2022 08:50 AM IST

    Fed: A plan for 10 rate hikes? What does it mean for global investors?

    The hawkish stance on inflation reminds one of the early 80s, when Fed chair Paul Volcker clamped down on double-digit inflation

  • ECB, Fed poised to confront 'stagflation' -- What's the impact for investors? Mar 11, 2022 08:21 AM IST

    ECB, Fed poised to confront 'stagflation' -- What's the impact for investors?

    In India, stagflationary trends due to the supply shock will unfold in the coming months. Persistent inflation would also lead to demand destruction and downtrading.

  • This value pick has a favourable demand-supply dynamics, post Russian sanctions Mar 09, 2022 09:48 AM IST

    This value pick has a favourable demand-supply dynamics, post Russian sanctions

    Shortage of graphite electrodes is likely in the global markets, which puts the spotlight on HEG

  • Ukraine stalemate: Is Volcker moment coming for Fed and investors? Mar 02, 2022 09:37 AM IST

    Ukraine stalemate: Is Volcker moment coming for Fed and investors?

    De-globalization theme is firmly on display

  • Russia-Ukraine conflict: What stock market investors need to know when there is blood on the Street Feb 25, 2022 09:37 AM IST

    Russia-Ukraine conflict: What stock market investors need to know when there is blood on the Street

    War presents a unique opportunity to buy quality cheap and smart investors got to be greedy when others are fearful

  • Inflation scare: Is early Fed rate hike in the offing before March meet? Feb 11, 2022 01:28 PM IST

    Inflation scare: Is early Fed rate hike in the offing before March meet?

    Fed Funds futures are pricing in about five rate hikes of 25 basis points each in 2022 and a few FOMC members are getting vocal about the need for a 50 bps rate hike in the 15-16th March meet, to start with

  • Even if no reforms are announced, it will still be a good budget Jan 30, 2022 09:29 AM IST

    Even if no reforms are announced, it will still be a good budget

    Manufacturing is one of the sectors that will be in the limelight in the finance minister's speech. It has been a key sector for the government over the last couple of years

  • Budget 2022 may not bring in any tax reforms, expected to be fiscally prudent, says Ambit Jan 30, 2022 07:41 AM IST

    Budget 2022 may not bring in any tax reforms, expected to be fiscally prudent, says Ambit

    Budget 2022 | "We expect the Centre to keep the fiscal deficit target around 6.4 percent of the GDP in FY23. This will have two major implications – the Centre's debt-GDP ratio, which increased by 1,000 bps to 64 percent in FY21, would reduce to 60 percent by the end of FY23."

  • Budget 2022 | Focus will be on double engine – strong growth and balanced fiscal Jan 29, 2022 03:34 PM IST

    Budget 2022 | Focus will be on double engine – strong growth and balanced fiscal

    Centre's capex spend is expected to focus on strengthening the core infrastructure viz. roads, railways and ports, green energy, and defense, according to the experts.

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