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Still interested in gold investments? Here’s how to go about it

Gold investments fetch just 5-6% returns, which are not much compared to 10-12% returns investors get in the equity and real estate markets. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint India no longer seems to be a gold-obsessed country. This year, total gold demand in January-March 2018 fell by 12% in volume and 8% in value, according to data released by World Gold Council ... Read More »

Market Now: IT stocks rally on rupee weakness; HCL Tech zooms 4% 

Equity benchmarks moved up a little shrugging off weakness in global stocks and concerns over surging oil prices. NEW DELHI: Falling rupee seems to have given a fillip to IT stocks as most of them from the Nifty IT pack were trading in the higher terrain. The Nifty IT index was trading 2.71 per cent up at 13,105 around 10:50 am (IST) ... Read More »

Dividends are growing — but the market’s not buying it quite yet

Zimmytws | Getty Images Markets have started the year in skittish fashion. Fears about emerging inflation in the U.S. and elsewhere has focused investor attention on the 10-year Treasury yield, the so called “risk free” rate of return. As it flirts with the 3 percent level investors are reviewing the relative return that can be wrung from equities before the ... Read More »

We may see darker periods in market; it depends on how global story plays out: Udayan

In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Udayan Mukherjee shared his views and outlook on the market. I think the market is trying to consolidate right now. We have had a fairly significant fall, the biggest of the last 12-14 months on the way down from 11,200 to about 10,300 levels, he said. We could try and work within a range of ... 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 »

How misadventures of Bank of Baroda dragged it into South Africa’s political crisis

The Bank of Baroda headquarters is pictured in Mumbai.(Reuters File) In June 2017, an anodyne footnote to the Bank of Baroda’s (BoB) quarterly results mentioned a fine levied by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), headquartered in Pretoria. The sum — Rs 5.45 crore — was insignificant for an institution the size of BoB. No further details were given; the ... Read More »

Eric Bensley of Salesforce: Small Businesses Want Practicality When it Comes to AI, Not Big Concepts

Last week at Dreamforce, I had the great pleasure of receiving a guided tour of the Small Business Lodge by Eric Bensley, Senior Product Director of Marketing for Salesforce, and Rekha Srivatsan, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Salesforce. There were several hundred people sitting in, doing one-on-one sessions with Salesforce engineers, and watching demos of different Salesforce applications. To get even ... Read More »

Indian market most expensive, but FPIs may still love it: Here’s why

NEW DELHI: On paper, the domestic equity market is the most expensive emerging market globally. Yet, hope of a sharp recovery in earnings has lifted stocks to all-time high levels. For overseas investment flows to be strong in 2018, earnings need to meet the heightened expectations. They have been disappointing the Street in each of the past few financial years. While PE ... Read More »

China’s new consumption-driven economy isn’t what it seems

Are Chinese consumers really spending heavily? Data suggests it is the rich who are consuming, not the masses. (Photo by Akira Kodaka) BEIJING — China’s transition to an economy driven by consumption, rather than investment, is complete — at least according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Mao Shengyong, a bureau spokesman, on Dec. 14 told reporters that while investment ... Read More »

The UFC Must Avoid Previous Missteps When It Comes To Marketing Francis Ngannou

The future of the UFC heavyweight division just might be a 31-year-old fighter from Cameroon who began training in mixed martial arts in 2013. That is, if the promotion can market that fighter, Francis Ngannou, to sports fans outside the MMA bubble. Francis Ngannou could be the next big thing in the UFC, if the promotion can market him correctly. ... Read More »