The week ended May 27, 2016


The market ended with super gains boosted by index heavyweights. The Sensex closed up 286.92 points or 1 percent at 26653.60, and the Nifty was up 79.90 points or 0.9 percent at 8149.55. About 1401 shares have advanced, 1173 shares declined, and 189 shares are unchanged.

SBI gained 9 percent while Sun Pharma was up 6 percent. Adani Ports, Reliance and Bajaj Auto were other gainers in the Sensex. Among losers were ONGC, Axis Bank, ITC, GAIL and NTPC.Here are some picks from the week gone by.

Here are some picks from the week gone by.

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How to hunt value and discounts in market!


The original post is by Mastermind, Megabaggers and appears here.

I find it ironic that more research is being done today than at any point in time in the past, yet a lot of value investors are failing to beat the market.

Ironically, the mountain of articles on popular investing websites just aren’t helping. Part of the problem might be due to the “more brains” problem Graham cited years ago. Since everybody on Dalal Street is so smart, all those brains ultimately cancel each other out.

This glut of brain power, investment research, and investors clamouring for bargains does not mean that you can’t beat the market. But, knowing how to pick value stocks is a key requirement, along with having a good strategy and being prepared to do things that most other investors aren’t.

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The week gone by but with Political results across 5 states


The market ended with heavy losses. The Nifty ended below 7850, down 33.70 points or 0.4 percent. The Sensex is down 97.82 points or 0.4 percent at 25301.90. About 871 shares advanced, 1679 shares declined, and 197 shares are unchanged.

ITC gained 1 percent after posting better-than-expected Q4 results. Adani Ports, ONGC, NTPC and Bajaj Autowere top gainers in the Sensex. Losers were Lupin (down 9 percent), ICICI Bank, Reliance, M&M and Tata Motors.

After the political results of 5 states yesterday, there was a glimmer of hope of seeing the GST bill through but we can only hope things fall in place soon.

Here are some picks from the week gone by:

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How To Start A Private Bank In India – RBI Drafts New Regulations


The Reserve Bank of India has recently announced how banks can be opened. This informative article has been authored by Mastermind, Deepak Shenoy. The original post appears here.

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RBI will allow banks to be created “on tap” in the private sector. Meaning if you qualify, you can go apply for a licence – much like a driving licence – and get one. The previous model was: you waited till the RBI told you it wanted people to bid for a licence. This wait could be for 10 years. Then you applied and you waited, usually for two or three years. Then you were told that your fingernails were dirty and please clean them and reapply. And then you died and no one remembered you for it.

Here’s what RBI said in 2013 about How to start a bank in India?

The new process will be less brutal, apparently. These are draft guidelines, released by the RBI today.

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A week that ended suddenly in the red


The week ended on a mixed note as the market ended with major losses. The Nifty ended below 7850, plunging 85.50 points or a percent. The Sensex shaved off 300.65 points or a percent at 25489.57. Asian Paints, Tata Motors and NTPC were top gainers while Adani Ports, HUL, Tata Steel, HDFC and BHEL were losers in the Sensex.

Here are some picks from the week gone by:

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The Simplified Version: What It Means When Mauritius Based Investors Are Taxed in India From 2017


This post is authored by Mastermind, Deepak Shenoy and appears here.

Mauritius based entities that Invest in India – from Private Equity investors, VC funds, and investment pass-through vehicles (which issue participatory notes) will start to see taxation apply to them from April 1, 2017. This is due to a treaty change between India and Mauritius.

Here’s the full text of the treaty change.

Dude. Simplify.

Okay. Here’s the deal.

Currently, if you are a foreign investor, you can invest in Indian companies – both listed and unlisted. When you sell them, you would pay capital gains taxes in India (as many NRIs do) and some of those gains are withheld before you get the money.

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The week gone by…..


The Nifty managed to end above 7700 this week but the market still awaits some news to shake it out of the lethargy of the past few days. But that doesn’t mean that opportunity doesn’t knock! We are sure that our users made the most of the opportunities that were thrown at them during the past week.

Here are some of the picks from the week ended May 6, 2016.

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Time To Be Cautious and Raise Cash As Market Crash Is Imminent


The original article appears on www.rakesh-jhunjhunwala.in and is available here.

Time To Be Cautious & Raise Cash As Market Crash Is Imminent: Technical Analysis Expert

Nooresh Merani, a leading technical analysis expert, has issued a warning that the steep rally in stock prices is on the verge of reversing into a steep crash. He advises that we should exercise caution and take some money off the table so that we will have better buying power when the crash does come.

Common sense tells us that whenever there is a steep rally or a steep crash, there is always a reversal at some stage.

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A week of results


An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises – Mae West

The week that just ended, saw many companies declare their results. It was a nail-biting experience for quite a few as there could be hits and misses. But we do hope as always that our users got away unscathed. Here are some of the picks from the week just gone by. Happy Investing.

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The Financial threats that machines can see


The original article appears on BloombergView and is available here. The author is Mark Buchanan.

Who's watching whom?

Humans have a terrible track record of predicting financial crises in time to fend them off. Some computer scientists think that algorithms might help.

Given the right information, some crises can be foreseen. In “The Big Short,” Michael Lewis told the story of the scattered few who saw the imbalance growing in the mortgage market and profited as a result. Over decades, academic research has shown that many banking crises come with early warning signals, such as rapidly increasing debt and leverage. Yet economists and policy makers routinely miss such danger signs, in part because the financial world is so complex.

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