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8 months

GST Rate Cut in 2019 - A New Year Gift for Homebuyers?

A possible GST rate cut at the very beginning of 2019 could bring in the much-needed respite for the Indian residential sector, which is still reeling from reformatory changes. Though ANAROCK data indicates that sales numbers picked up by nearly 16% in 2018, sales are still far from their peak levels.

8 months

Calling A Spade A Spade Part 2: To Know The Enemy

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

8 months

Calling A Spade A Spade Part 1: The Greatest Trick Inflation Ever Pulled

I’ve always been a fan of a good mystery, which perhaps explains my fascination with today’s inflationary environment (so much so that I’ve dedicated my first two posts to the subject). It strikes me as odd, that – just sticking with the Federal Reserve (Fed) for simplicity’s sake – $4 trillion of newly minted reserves just up and vanished without leaving a monetary trace, like Keyser Soze in The Usual Suspects.  How can there possibly be (virtually) no inflation as today’s leading experts would have us believe? What if, like all good mysteries, the answer to ours is hiding in plain sight, and “the greatest trick [inflation] ever pulled was convincing the world [it] did not exist”?

8 months

Taxes on Property Purchase – And How to Save On Them

If you are looking to buy a property or have already invested in one, you will know that there are tax implications involved. Let's first examine the tax on property purchase and then elaborate on how one can save on it via tax exemptions and deductions.

8 months

Catching The Drippings Of A Melting Market

If one is to believe what he or she reads in the financial press, then one thing seems certain: the markets are about to melt!  The problem is, that depending on the day, the source, and perhaps even the lunar cycle, it’s not clear whether the markets are about to melt up or melt down.

8 months

Interpreting The Market’s Monet

Investing is often referred to as an art form. Models, charts, and regressions can only get you so far. We are constantly pummelled with an endless stream of data, some of which is important information and some of which is worthless noise. Drawing order out of this chaos requires one to engage with his/her uniquely human element, one’s creative capacity. How well one can paint a picture with the incoming data will likely determine his/her success. Are we getting some of those important data points now? Given the recent moves across a series of markets, it sure seems like it.

8 months

The Bursting Of The Volatility Bubble: Part 2

The following is Part 2 in a two part series.