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  • Where Is North Atlantic Drilling Headed? [View article]
    Broadly, I agree with Russell and that's why it's advisable to stay in the sidelines.
    Sep 4, 2015. 12:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Difficult Times For Freeport-McMoRan Will Continue [View article]
    I agree on your point, but I focused on the oil & gas division as it was touted to be the EBITDA growth driver for the company. However, that is unlikely in the coming quarters.

    I still believe that debt servicing will not be an issue even if oil and copper were to sustain at current levels for the next few quarters.
    Aug 6, 2015. 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Global Economic Conditions Remain Muted [View article]
    I believe there will be no rate hike in 2015.
    Jun 19, 2015. 05:20 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil: The Bullish And Bearish News [View article]
    Thanks for pointing out the mistake. I pulled the wrong ETF from my database. It has to be the Vanguard Energy ETF. Have submitted for correction. Thanks Again.
    Jun 8, 2015. 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Strong Employment Report Does Not Imply A Rate Hike Is Coming [View article]
    I am just judging the mindset of policymakers. Let the market fall by 15% or 20%, policymakers will rush to bail out equities with easy money. That's how it has been and that's how it is likely to be.
    Jun 6, 2015. 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tumbling Consumer Confidence Increases Policymakers' Worries [View article]
    I understand your point on business cycles, but in my view, the intervention of policymakers is a big factor when you are talking about 1949-1956 as compared to 2015. Leverage is also a big factor when you compare these two periods. The point I am trying to make here is that the overall assessment is not as simple as the 8 year business cycle. Never in the history of capitalism has the world been so leveraged. There are lot of things coming in the next decade and many not be very desirable.
    May 17, 2015. 10:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tumbling Consumer Confidence Increases Policymakers' Worries [View article]
    A weak dollar will have a positive impact on net exports that has been declining in terms of impact on GDP. While less of consumption might not be bad, it is certainly not what policymakers want.
    May 17, 2015. 10:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tumbling Consumer Confidence Increases Policymakers' Worries [View article]
    It is difficult to talk about the next three months, 2 years is a long-time. But I do believe that the US economy will need stimulus in some form or the other to sustain growth, even if it means sluggish growth as compared to current levels.
    May 17, 2015. 10:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tumbling Consumer Confidence Increases Policymakers' Worries [View article]
    "The latest slump in consumer confidence is a clear indication that the economy still has headwinds. I would again emphasize that I am not expecting a renewed recession, but the data in the recent past are worrying."

    It is dangerous to take a biased view. Near-term data is negative and that's a fact. However, it does not imply very bearish sentiments. Another article for publishing talks about the positives amidst the negatives. We have to take a balanced view if we intend to generate robust returns from different asset classes.

    May 17, 2015. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Where Is China's Excess Liquidity Flowing? [View article]
    China will likely cut interest rates...
    Apr 20, 2015. 07:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Too Early To Be Bullish On Oil [View article]
    I am happy for your gains, but you just need to remain cautious. Volatile markets can give handsome gains as well as big losses. At times, its just a matter of luck...Given the fact that the markets are constantly bombarded with different news, short-term trade can be tricky.
    Apr 16, 2015. 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • China's Growth Will Continue To Disappoint [View article]
    I agree with your point. But I am of the view that the financial sector is and will be in further trouble in China. That's going to impact equities significantly on the downside. Further, the impact of stimulus on equity markets is like a dead cat bounce. I would also wish to see market returns in a strong currency than a currency that is being devalued through money printing. So its not just one aspect.
    Apr 15, 2015. 12:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lower Oil Price: More Positive Than Negative For Real Economy [View article]
    In the last 7 years, there have been instances where the private sector savings has increased and subsequently declined. The trend in the last 3-4 months doe not imply a continued direction.
    Apr 14, 2015. 01:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Announcing Winners For Seeking Alpha's First-Ever Investment Pitch Contest [View article]
    Congratulations to the winners. Unfortunately could not participate this time. But looking forward to more such opportunities.
    Mar 23, 2015. 06:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Good News Continues For Indian Markets [View article]
    There are views that the RBI has cut interest rates due to government pressure instead of acting independently. While I don't subscribe to this view, I completely agree with the point that there are several uncertainties surrounding the inflation outlook.

    In particular, crude oil prices have a key role to play as higher crude oil prices generally translate into higher food inflation as well in the country (due to increase in transportation and related cost).

    Having said that, my view on crude oil is as follows - If there is no significant escalation in global geo-political tensions, crude oil is likely to remain around current levels or lower in 1H15 and gradually trend higher in 2H15. Maybe its too early to take a call on 2016.

    I will also add here that India's new government has thus far outlined a robust growth plan. However, investors will now look for implementation than just plans on paper. Success on that front will help the rally sustain.
    Mar 5, 2015. 08:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment