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Coronavirus Panic, Depressed Markets, Economy Slowdown - This Too Shall Pass

  • Anup Bansal
  • Mar 18 2020
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes 55 seconds

Markets are down by more than 25% since the high recorded in January this year. Malls, cinema halls are shut. Work from home which was a preference of few organizations and privilege of few employees is being instituted widely across. Roads are empty with self-imposed quarantine and, in general, concern about how the Covid-19 spread may progress.My Whatsapp is flooding with messages with skepticism, hope, worry, fear and confusion. I have learnt new terms like social distancing and flattening the...

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February Newsletter - 2020

  • Mitraz Financial
  • Mar 12 2020
Estimated reading time: 11 minutes 30 seconds

SEBI Announces Amendments To Investment Advisers RegulationsSEBI has barred the use of titles like independent "financial advisers" or "wealth advisers" by those dealing in the distribution of securities unless they are registered as investment advisers also. As per SEBI, an individual adviser cannot provide distribution services, while firms would need to segregate advisory and distribution activities at the client level. SEBI has also proposed a cap on the advisory fees. A detailed circular from...

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Panic Selling, Weak Investor Sentiments: Coronavirus, Yes Bank Crisis & More

  • Anup Bansal
  • Mar 10 2020
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 10 seconds

Information sources are plenty and whether we look for data or not, it is being pushed our way every second. We have become voracious consumers of the data but is it really adding to our actionable intelligence?As if Covid-19 scare and Yes bank meltdown was not enough, there is now a video that has been circulating about the health of Indian banks and how to measure it. It claims to have found the one magic bullet – Mcap ratio of Total Deposits to Market Cap measured by the stock price - that decides...

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Coronavirus: What Does This Mean For The Indian Market?

  • Satish Anand
  • Mar 7 2020
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes 9 seconds

What is Coronavirus?Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, including some that cause the common cold to some that cause major diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).The coronavirus outbreak came to light when on December 31, 2019, China informed the World Health Organization of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause in Wuhan City in Hubei province.On January 9, 2020, WHO issued a statement saying Chinese researchers...

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June Newsletter - 2019

  • Mitraz Knowledge
  • Jun 30 2019
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes 40 seconds

KNOWLEDGE - DISPOSITION EFFECT BIASSymptoms - This refers to a tendency to label investments as winners or losers on the basis of unrealised gains and loss.Effect - Investors tend to sell their winners too fast and hold on to their losers. Studies have shown that on an average, the winners have performed much better than the losers. The portfolio return suffers over the long term because of selling the winners in an attempt to protect short term return. Also, the investor loses the chance to balance...

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