Similarly, the S&P 600 small caps provide an expected return of 11 per cent-14 per cent in USD and 13.5 per cent-19 per cent in INR. The Nasdaq 100, with higher growth rates of 8 per cent, provides an expected return of 11 per cent- 12 per cent in USD and 13.5 per cent-17 per cent in INR while the small-cap IT stocks provide an expected return of 12 per cent-14 per cent in USD and 14.5 per cent-19 per cent in INR. … [Read more...] about Should US equities be the core investment in an Indian portfolio?
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"Approval for the first COVID-19 vaccine by Russia's health ministry has put pressure on the bullion. Traders may book profit on higher levels and may go for a sell in gold and silver. However, global economic instability and geopolitical tension between the US and China may work as a supportive factor for bullion in the long run," said Anuj Gupta, DVP- Commodities and Currencies Research, Angel Broking. … [Read more...] about Gold price today: Yellow metal plummets in early trade; experts advise profit-booking
Russian President Vladmir Putin took a big gamble by going ahead with the vaccine. It would be tempting for countries such as India, Brazil, Mexico and others to follow Russia, as they struggle to contain the virus. A safe and effective vaccine is believed to be the quickest and surest way to achieve herd immunity. … [Read more...] about Explainer: Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V, how safe is it, and why India needs to be cautious
I must say I am very well acquainted with the Indian ecosystem. I have a colleague who served as the deputy governor with the Reserve Bank of India (Viral Acharya), with whom I have regular conversations. I have been travelling to India since 1989. It was in 2018 during a lecture tour here that the chief risk officer with one of the largest banks in the country approached me with the SME funding problem bankers were facing here. That was the time there were a lot of bankruptcies even among large corporates, across sectors. While we had no idea about COVID-19 then, we knew that there was risk building up in the SME space. We were encouraged then to build a model for SMEs in India. We have started testing our generic model here and I can say with confidence the model works with a very high degree of accuracy here.Q: COVID19-induced lockdowns have affected cash flows of many small companies. How do you think this will affect SMEs’ ability to attract funding? … [Read more...] about Exclusive | India and the world were already overleveraged when COVID-19 hit, hence there will be massive bankruptcies: NYU professor emeritus Edward Altman