Sunday, April 24th, 2016

I come across a lot of good articles from across the web. Here is a summary of a few from the last week that give food for thought:


Indian Economy:

  • The budget deficit is probably wider than it appears (Bloomberg)
  • Global Fraud Survey suggests that a large number of Indians CFOs will take unethical means to achieve their targets (Livemint)
  • We are getting maximum governance with maximum government (Business Standard)
  • Why we don’t “feel” the GDP growth (The Hindu BusinessLine)
  • Indian states and their flip flops on prohibition (Business Standard)
  • Innovation in private sector lending and its potential consequences (Livemint)
  • Demographic time bomb? (Saurabh Mukherjee)



  • Industry consolidation and concentration has increased over the years in America (Ritholtz)
  • The struggling American middle class (The Atlantic)
  • Majority of financial crises over the past several decades have been a consequence of the combination of the rising leverage of banks and their increasing concentration in real estate lending (RealClearMarkets)
  • OPEC and game-theory (Aleph Blog)
  • Supply side drivers in oil markets (Reuters)
  • Is China recovering? (Marginal Revolution)



  • Expect more buybacks in the Indian Market in the future because of the new tax on dividends (The Economic Times)
  • Sell in May and go away? (CFA Institute)
  • Is Private Equity worth it or should you stick to public markets? (
  • Nice video by Axis Mutual Fund on credit quality:


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Rishad is the founder of Kairos Capital. He started his career with Standard Chartered Wealth Management and has extensive experience in markets, particularly in terms of mutual funds and stocks.

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