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No tax exemption if LTCG from sale of residential property is used to buy farm land

Is LTCG exempt if I buy agricultural land by selling a residential property? A portion of this amount was withdrawn from an LTCG deposit account towards partial payment of a housing board property. But the authority is yet to announce allotment. The LTCG deposit scheme is valid only for 2 years. Can it be extended since the allotment procedure has ... Read More »

Watch out, the bond market is rebelling

AARATI KRISHNANT+ T- For a long time, market-watchers in India have thought of India’s stock market as a rule-breaking juvenile, while the bond market has remained its obedient sibling. But the bond market is now following in the footsteps of its unruly sibling. In the last couple of years, market interest rates have gyrated sharply without waiting for the Monetary Policy ... Read More »

The Uberization of the economy is winning because of cucumber farmers

Judicial test has helped companies that rely on contractors instead of employees, but California Supreme Court has chance to change it GrubHub notched a key legal victory in a San Francisco federal court in February. Cucumbers and a ride home from the bar may not appear to have much in common, but a judicial test involving cucumber farmers is a ... Read More »

How Fintech is Bridging the Big Bank Gap

Big banks have always been averse to risk.  They also tend to view small and medium-sized businesses as high-risk, choosing to restrict investment, in terms of both lending and services, for the SMB market. A 2015 credit survey by the Federal Reserve found that smaller institutions were 18 percent more likely to approve a small business loan than big banks, while SMBs ... Read More »

What the Heck is Happening at Your Bank These Days?

If you’re like many Americans, you may be making fewer trips to the bank and instead taking care of check deposits with a mobile app or tracking account balances with a few mouse clicks. Digital banking is undeniably gaining ground over the old brick-and-mortar process. But about 84 percent (PDF) of banking customers still visit branches at least occasionally, according to a March 2016 Federal ... Read More »

A fundamental change is underway in the financial markets, and it will not be pleasant

It starts with money and rates. There is a hot debate among the bulls and the bears as to whether the recent change in equity valuations represents technical market factors that will be quickly reversed or a fundamental change that will take some time to play out. I am of the view that there is a meaningful fundamental change underway. ... Read More »

Is Your Angel Investor Playing Power Ball or Money Ball?

Sophisticated investors in high potential start-up companies generally take one of two approaches to angel investing, which I call “power ball” and “money ball”. Either of these approaches can yield high financial returns, but their success requires angels to stick to the rules of the game they are playing. Investors do poorly when they confound the two games. Types of ... Read More »

How Pre-Seed Stage Financing is Changing

In recent years, further declines in the cost of bringing new software products to market has continued to alter the world of financing early stage software companies in three fundamental ways: First, pre-seed stage valuations have fallen, even though later stage valuations have risen. Second, pre-seed stage investors have shifted the focus of their evaluation of companies from potential to ... Read More »

White House says the stock market is cheap right now

Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (L), National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn (C) and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross wait for President Donald Trump to speak about newly passed tax reform legislation during an event at the White House December 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In an usual move for the ... Read More »

Economy is different from politics

Planning for Economic Recovery and Growth: How Far So Far? One of the key mandates of Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning is to render policy advice to Federal Government on national development and national plans. The ministry is expected to advise government in all aspects of national development and design national plans in form of long, medium and ... Read More »