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Month: August 2017

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Premium: US Watchdog Fines Habib Bank $630 Million, DCB Shares Tumble, Whats the Impact?

DCB shares took a fresh hit today of 3%. The reason was interesting: it has the same promoters as of Habib Bank in Pakistan, and that Pakistan bank has been ...

The GDP In Charts: Lowest Growth In Four Years as Economy Decelerates

We seem to have a problem. The GDP data that we’ve got is bad, with growth going to a low 5.7%. This is the lowest GDP growth number since March 2013, ...

DLF Promoters Will Sell Stake. And Then, Buy Stake. What's the Deal?

DLF finally announced something that it had announced 8 years ago, but it hadn’t completely happened yet. (But it’s not yet final anyhow, so the ...

Uncle Theta Closes Stratoptions for a Near 3% Return in the Month

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. – Douglas Adams ...

Earnings Report : Nifty50 Shows Revenue and Profit Growth At 9.63% and 0.90% in Q1FY18 Yearly

Q1 Results are out! As all the Nifty 50 companies disclosed their performance report, we bring you a summary of their results. Nifty 50 Companies Q1FY18 ...

NSE/BSE Change Rules on Option Expiry To Reduce Excess STT Payouts

You know, of course, that if you buy options and let them expire in the money, that you pay a ludicrous amount of Securities Transaction Tax. It is 0.1% of the ...

Premium: The EV Portfolio and Watchlist

We have talked about the concept of Electric Vehicles and Batteries. Here’s a portfolio of stocks we think can benefit from our move to Electric Vehicles in ...

Premium: The Electric Vehicle Wave: Analyzing the Battery Ecosystem

Batteries form the heart of electric vehicles. That’s most of what they have. A battery that powers an electric motor, which runs the driveshaft. Batteries ...

The Risk in Home Finance: When The Good Loans Default Because There's No House Anymore

It just got real. Four years ago, we wrote of a problem in homelending. That banks can come after you in case your builder defaults in paying ...

Infosys buys back at 23% higher price, but what happens after?

Infosys will buy back Rs. 13,000 cr. worth shares at Rs. 1150 in a tender offer, says their board today. This is a near 5% buyback, and will reduce the total ...