To test that assumption, a few valuation multiples and profitability ratios for the US markets are compiled. In the US markets, the S&P 500 represents large caps, S&P 600 the small caps, Nasdaq 100 represents the technology sector large caps, while S&P small cap IT is self-descriptive. For the financial data, an ETF tracking the index has been used. … [Read more...] about Should US equities be the core investment in an Indian portfolio?
As an English language studies professor, I wanted to understand how presenters build credibility, so I analyzed the transcripts of 30 panel discussions at the Brookings Institution in 2019 to glean the verbal strategies used by foreign affairs experts. While I have carefully dissected these strategies as a specialist in public speaking skills, they boil down to a simple message for anyone delivering a presentation via a digital screen: Brag and name-drop. … [Read more...] about 11 science-backed ways to boost your credibility when you work remotely
Prasad, named so by his master Oliver Sahib from England when he was bought to work in tea estates in Assam, must be 86 years old, according to Dr Kushal Konwar Sharma, one of the 118 Padma Shri awardees announced for the year 2020, a News18 report said. … [Read more...] about World Elephant Day | Meet Bijuli Prasad, the oldest living Asiatic elephant
"Equity valuations after hitting -1 SD in March 2020 have swung to +1 SD – a function of the sharp rise in stock prices, equally sharp drop in post COVID-19 earnings and time value (four months rolled forward). In our view, evidence of a slow but surely improving global economic environment, earnings beat in Q1FY21 so far and continued commitment by central banks for further QE while maintaining record low interest rates – have the potential to keep markets expensive in the near term," ICICI Securities said. … [Read more...] about As market valuations turn expensive, brokerages pick these 27 stocks