Capital has played a critical role in technology startups of the past decade, right from Facebook. But no company biography breaks down the profession of venture capital in the context of hot flashy startups the way Super Pumped does. The book draws an intimate portrait of how investors work, what do they look for and the idiosyncrasies of large funding rounds. Uber’s early investor Benchmark- one of the Valley’s top firms- and its partner Bill Gurley play a defining role in the book. … [Read more...] about Book review | Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike Isaac
If you are able to identify sustainable dividend stories, you are in a very interesting set of stocks. Dividend yield stories work only where the interest rates are not zero. Since interest rates are not zero in India, the sustainable dividend yield is an interesting theme. … [Read more...] about Weekly dossier: Ambareesh Baliga, Saurabh Mukherjea and Nilesh Shah on markets and art of investing
Disclaimer: The views and investment tips expressed by investment experts on Moneycontrol.com are their own and not that of the website or its management. Moneycontrol.com advises users to check with certified experts before taking any investment decisions. … [Read more...] about Are all dividend stocks good bets? Experts suggest 8 companies that investors can look at
"We continue to have a selective approach and continue to prefer companies in the consumption (Tata Consumer), non-lending financial companies like ICICI Securities, mid-cap pharma stocks like Laurus Lab, Ajanta Pharma, Alembic, etc. In mid-caps, we have added Coromandel and Gujarat Gas," said Jani.Disclosure: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd. … [Read more...] about Market up 48% from March lows; time to change strategy and rejig portfolio?
But let’s get back to the RBI. The central bank preferred not to cut rates, conserving its ammunition for the moment, a wise decision given the enormous uncertainties as the number of covid-19 cases continues to rise relentlessly. The economy seems once again to be losing some steam, as both our recovery tracker and the Purchasing Managers Index for July indicate, because of the continuing local lockdowns. There are plenty of indications of weak demand. These uncertainties are weighing on people and consumers are in no mood to spend. Far better for the RBI to wait, particularly since both food inflation and inflationary expectations are high. But while the overall mood is sombre, there’s plenty of variation across sectors and companies, as the June earnings numbers show. … [Read more...] about Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | Forbearance and other dilemmas