Month: January 2014

Rajan Rate Revamp Hinges on Curbing India Fiscal Spending

For India central bank Governor Raghuram Rajan to more than halve Asia’s highest inflation rate, he’ll face his biggest challenge yet: Convincing the country’s politicians to spend less money. A Reserve Bank of India panel proposed adopting a 4 percent consumer-price-inflation target by 2016 as part of an overhaul that would also establish an independent monetary policy […]

U.S. seen on track for best growth since 2005

Economic Preview Jan. 19, 2014, 12:02 p.m. EST Economists say road clear for 3% GDP in 2014, but we’ve heard that before By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Think the disappointing U.S. jobs report for December has dampened the optimism of economists about the new year? Think again. Most economists think the dismal 74,000 […]
20 Jan, 2014

Market Pulse, Jan 20, 2014

  Sensex closed at 21064, a rise of 305 points as compared to a fall of 93 points in the previous week. In the daily chart below, we see that Sensex formed an uptrend between late August and early November 2013. Thereafter, since November, it has been going sideways, and forming an upsloping triangle. Usually, […]

Four investment segments to watch in 2014

  Pravin Palande/Forbes India 1 | Equity: Mid-caps The year 2013 has been particularly bad for the segment due to the dismal macro picture of the economy. The NSE Mid-cap index is down 10 percent over the last one year. High interest rates, a plunging rupee and other global factors played havoc with the segment, […]

Why Vanguard is a role model for the fund industry

Chuck Jaffe Jan. 13, 2014, 9:49 a.m. EST By Chuck Jaffe, MarketWatch Almost a quarter out of every dollar invested in long-term mutual funds and ETFs in 2013 went to The Vanguard Group, according to Morningstar Inc. Among all fund companies, Vanguard has finished first or second in terms of inflows in all but two of the […]
13 Jan, 2014

Market Pulse, Jan 13, 2014

  Sensex closed at 20758, a fall of 93 points as compared to a fall of 342 points in the previous week. In the daily chart below, we see that the downmove which started from 1 has got arrested for the time being at 3, 4 & 5. Bars 3, 4 & 5, have formed […]