Saturday, August 20th, 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:

  • Inflation crosses 6 per cent (Capital Mind)
  • FDI is rising, but not in the “Make in India” sectors (Livemint)
  • The Benami Act will bring in transparency into Indian real estate (JLL India)
  • Theoretically India is a “power surplus” nation. Then why do we suffer power cuts? (Livemint)
  • Will a strong monsoon boost gold spending? (Advisor Perspectives)
  • Senior citizens are an untapped demographic (Livemint)
  • 58 firms contributed to one-fourth of total direct taxes in FY12 (Livemint)
  • Broken promises and their consequences (BusinessLine)
  • Has SDR failed? (Livemint)



  • The bond rally is alive and well (Gary Shilling)
  • There is no such thing as an economic miracle (Bloomberg)
  • Germany’s threat to the global economy (AEI)
  • Top-rated corporate bonds increasingly became interchangeable with sovereign debt (Bloomberg)
  • Warning signs on China (Advisor Perspectives)
  • Money has been gushing into emerging markets (Ira Dugal)
  • Most of the exodus from the alternative management industry is from “Long/short equities” (Bloomberg)




The stuff we really need is getting more expensive. Other stuff is getting cheaper (Washington Post)


Aswath Damodaran on the ride-sharing business model:


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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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