Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My dear Jeffrey

Jeffrey came to me ten years ago.
My children were kids then
Jeffrey was their play mate.
My house rocked with the boy's shouts and Jeffrey's barks.
I am allergic to dogs.
I never went near the dog.
My kids grew up.
After their graduation,they moved out.
Jeffrey found solace in the presence of my husband and me.
A year after, my husband took up an assignment overseas.
Jeffrey and I were left together..
There was a silent understanding between us.
The absence of the family did not make much of a difference to the dog.
Last year ,I had to move out of home, to join my husband.
Jeffrey started feeling lonely.
The domestic staff of the houshold took good care.
But that was not enough.
Every morning, it would see me with a sparkle in its eyes.
Its meals were prepared under my supervision.
It was in the pink of health ,when I left shore.
I came back after six months.
Jeffrey has lost its charm.
The sprightly walk ,the cherubic expression stately posture,and the resonant barking .were all lost.
It was its poor self-battered and rattled.
I felt guilty.
I was pained to see Jeffrey.
"Jeffrey Jeffrey,"'I bade.
It looked at me, then turned back and walked away.
The unspoken bondage between us has snapped.
The twinge of solitude and the pangs of seperation,has eaten up my Jeffrey.

Mistaken Fortitude

Gunshots tranquillised Delhi.
Thirty died.
Hundreds injured
Media came out with heart rending narration.
The Telivision channels flashed poignant scenes.
The Prime Minister expressed his deep concern.
Security was beefed up.
This is a repetition of bomb blasts in Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.
Bomb blast.
Media reaction.
PrimeMinister's comment.
All in a row.
Same action.
Different place
A software for the bomb attack can be worked out..
The people show great strength ,either it be Bengaluru or Delhi.
This is India.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tata, Nano ,Mamta

Tatas are prime business family of India.
Nano is the One lakh car.,dubbed as People's car.
Mamta is a politician,fighting for the peasants at Singur.
A very piquant situation.
There is a common algeberaic formula,
If a=b,
then a=c.

Apply this formula to Singur.
Tatas = Mamta.Very simple.
I am being very childlike.
The din Mamta is making is irksome.
The peasants are disillusioned by Mamta's relentlessness.
They want the factory to be set up in Singur
They have a found a new occupation.
They have started earning .
The Tatas ,are not cheeky business magnates.
They are noble, wise,and practical.
Leaders of Mamta's calibre should be responsible .
Progress should not take a back seat

Friday, August 29, 2008

Obama in White House

Obama's campaign is buoyed by Clintons.
His speech to 75,000 odd people was simply wonderful.
It was meticulously crafted.
His brilliant knock out was on the subject of economy.
He means what he says, I hope.
He wants to uplift the average American.
His economy does not center on Fortune 500 companies.
He does not direct to the wealthy.
He has really hard nuts to crack.
The financials has to be straightened.
Inflation has to be curbed
Unemployment is rampant.
Job cuts abound.
He has to plan suitably.
The war thirst has to be quenched.
Steering a ship in a storm is difficult.
Obama has to take ahead a bleeding nation.
will Obama perform?


Thursday, August 28, 2008

If not bread eat cakes.

David Weidner's remark chicken littles and banking crisis is amusing.
He proclaims that there is no crisis at all.
Banks 9 of them have failed.
It is only a mild setback,according to Weidner.
He goes by numbers.His collection of details is amazing.
He refers to the crisis in 1982, 1986.
He also takes us back to the age of depression -1930.
It is a neat statistical study.
Banking crisis is cyclical, is another significant quip by Weidner.
His write up is beautiful rhetoric.
The story is a cover up of the flaws ,foibles,and mistakes of the Fed.
I am impressed by the rhapsody.I enjoyed reading it
The art of writing is perfect in Weidner's article
But,I am reminded.God forbid of the French Queen's retort
If not bread eat cakes.
So is Weidner's announcement.
No crisis but a mild one.
An unusual similarity ,may it be

Monday, August 25, 2008

Melodrama in Singur

Singur in West Bengal, India is the most happening place.
The West bengal govenment called Tatas to set up their car manufacturing plant.
It was a bolt from the blue.
The communists ruled state had lost its progress due to its anti capitalistic policy.
The incumbent Chief Minister wanted to make up for the loss.
The Tatas acquired 1000 and odd acres in Singur, a very small hamlet .
In course of time Singur attained a star status.
Mamata Banerjee took up the cudgels.
She made life difficult for the Tata.
Tatas lost their patience.
A few days back , Ratan Tata, red with anger, announced, that he is ready to pull out his factory.
He nonchalantly thundered,that his investment is important, but the routine life of his employees is of great concern to him.
Mamta and her supporters are rattled now.
Most of the farmers who have given up the land want the Tatas to stay.
A sudden twist.
Tatas or Mamta
Singur decide.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Economy of U.S

Farrel has dubbed the U.S economy as "The outrageous war economy"
It is a classic interpretation of the world's biggest economy.
The people of U.S are brainwashed,misguided , by their politicians.
War and economy sound similar in U.S.
The retreating economy is camouflaged by declaration of war .
This unexpected turn diverts the focus of the people.
Newton's law of motion states"For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction .'
So for every financial fall ,there is a war, Iran war, Afghan war, ,way back there was the Cuban war, Vietnam war.
Now the venue is Georgia.
U. S is all set to enter the battlefield.
My clarion call to the universities of the world-Add a new branch to the subject of economics. "The war economy"-courtesy Farrel

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Reading maketh a full man -Bacon.
Business brings profit-lot of money.
Business also brings loss-depletes cash
By business, I include trading, manufacturing,and property development.
I have not inherited any of my father's business,though I was entitled for a lion's share of the best of his property.
My share has been usurped by my siblings.
I experience great pain.
But ,unwittingly,I have imbibed one of my father's best qualities-Reading.
Reading is my passion.,as was it to him.
Writing is my love,as my father felt it.
The exhilaration I undergo while reading compensates the anguish I suffer of having been deprived of my wealth.
As of now, my siblings have lost their well or ill gotten wealth.
Now they turn to me for solace.
Turn away, cries my mind.
Shun them, shouts my heart.
Equanimity and composure prevail upon me.
I extend a helping hand.
My father has passed on a quality that is of great value, than all the wealth he possessed.
Thank You Dad!!


Friday, August 8, 2008

Leave Me Alone.

Each city has a speciality.
Madurai is famous for Meenakshi temple.
It is an ancient city, with narrow roads and broad perception.
It is a nerve centre of trading.
It stood apart from the maddening industrialization.
Madurai hand looms,Sungadi Saree, jasmine flowers bring recognition to this city.
The people are equally conservative, steeped in tradition,
The city preserves the Tamil culture , the chastity of the Tamil language,the essence of hospitality. -a trait of Tamils.
The confederation of Indian industry and the government are working on projects to hasten a
rapid expansion.
Industries bring with them employment, money and competition.
They will dissipate the tranquillity, the consideration, the quint essence of simplicity and the deep spiritualism .
Industries can be set up.
Money can be earned.
Competition dissolves peace.
Can we establish tranquillity?
Can we instill consideration?
Can we buy simplicity?
Is Madurai not happy as it is?
Is Madurai not surviving?
Does Madurai needs a new face?
It is divine as it is. It is beautiful without the make ups.
Leave Madurai alone for heaven sake.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Growth inevitable.

Palm oil futures are hit.
The Malaysian Government and Indonesian Government have planned to divert their surplus to the manufacture of bio diesel.
Malaysia has announced that it will stop export of CPO,if the price tumbles further.
A brave and timely announcement.
Palm oil is the cheapest cooking oil available.
India, China and most of the European nations are the chief importers.
Malaysian economy depends largely on Palm oil.
Oil palm is Malaysia's cash crop.
The future of oil Palm is very encouraging.
Palm oil is an essential commodity for cooking.
It is a source for bio diesel.
Transport and food are vital for the living organism-man.
The downtrend in price is temporary.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Intoxicating Rich

The world is wide and large.
WE find all strata of people.
This class the rich, are growing in numbers in the past five years.
The way they live is stupendous.
The way they ride is fabulous.
The way they dress is fastidious.
The way they dine is sumptuous.
The way they speak is audacious.
The way they spend is horrendous.
The way they behave is ruthless.
The way they celebrate is fathomless.
The way they act is frivolous.
The way they engage is fallacious.
The way they execute is fictitious
An anthem for the intoxicating rich.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Retrograde Sustainability..

Oil is tagging to the law of supply and demand.
Oil is falling.
The supply in the OPEC countries is surplus.
The American economy is weak, demand is less.
Inflation is declining marginally.
The slide is transitory and momentous.
Oil's retrograde sustainability will bring encouraging results.
The shakiest of the economies will survive.
Brazil has successfully controlled inflation.
At this period of economic turmoil ,Brazil's inflation is only3%.
This has been possible ,because of its tight monetary policy.

Monday, August 4, 2008

A silent inspiration.

Bernard Shaw felt that lending money for interest is second to prostitution.
I have come across certain sects who do not partake food in a money lender's house.
Bankers ,a refined way of calling money lenders,squeeze their clients,by levying high interest.
They charge minimum 10% ,maximum 120%-150%.
The money doubles ,trebles in no time.
In lieu of the loan they take jewellery ,land documents as mortgage,apart from the surety.
The have ,in emergency flock to these lenders.
Sensing the urgency and noting the ignorance of the client, the lenders play the card.
Many have succumbed to this atrocities by committing suicide.
In milieu of all these rude sentiments, there is a slight breather.
A village Ammapatti in South Tamilnadu, India, has put up a board,"The Village has banned Interest on loans".
The inhabitants had experienced tough time by paying enormous amount as interest.
They had paid 100Rs for 1000 Rs on daily basis.
Fifty of the villagers have a formed a center which extends loan to the needy free of interest.
Ammapatti , a small hamlet,has set a precedent.
Its people, know no economics, know no balance sheets, know no banking procedures, Know no processing fee, know no EMI, (equated monthly instalments) -
But they have love for humanity, compassion for the have nots.
This congleration of fifty are not billionaires but from a humble background.
The initial capital is five hundred thousands.
A staff has been appointed.
His duty is to collect the monthly dues from the borrowers.
His salary is taken care of by the fifty sponsors
I cherish this tiny hamlet,because the givers are humble, ( usually it is not so) the takers are happy and in totality the experience is pure and beautiful.
It is an exhilarating adventure.
.Will the World bank take the cue from Ammapatti?
Shall we name it Ammapatti model?
"The child is the father of man"
Modify the saying .
Ammaptti is the father of Divine Economics.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Tragic comedy

We are watching a Shakespearean tragic comedy right now.
Dollar is the hero,oil the villain.
There is a tough fight between the two.
A tug of war is going on.
We are at our wits end.
Dollar weeps, struggles, dominates,recoils .
Oil sweeps,confronts,shrugs, rebounds.
World Economy is a mute spectator.
U.S. Bernanke.and Paulson,intervene.
They provide comic relief ,by pronouncing sweet nothings
The denouement was grand.
The catastrophe is being enacted,
The scene is blood soaked and haunting.
We are awaiting the finale.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

A whimsical Proposition

Investors ,in recent times,are a worried lot.
Stocks are dangling.
Real estates are twittering.
Mutual Funds are rocking.
Commodities are swinging.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Lend me your ears.
Adopt-Weidner's The No-Loss Sell Rule.
You will not lose a penny.
Do not sell anything below the last traded price.
Do not go by rumours.
Sit tight with money in safe lockers.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Crude palm oil futures down

Palm oil prices sky rocketed in Malaysia during March 2008.
It rose to 4000 Rm /T CPO.
On 17 March the FFB rate was 817RM/T.
In April it was rallying between3500 -3600RM/T CPO ,and 750-790 RM/T FFB.
The same trend prevailed in May and June.
As a natural phenomenon ,the manure cost surged, and the in estate expenses doubled.
In July the price ranges between 740 -608RM/T FFB,3300-3500RM/T Cpo.
Now plantations are in a fix.
The government last year imposed cess ,to bring down the profit and mainly to supplement the shortage of cooking oil.
This July 2008,the government introduced windfall tax.
As the prices are tumbling , the plantations will be put in tight corner.
Fertiliser and expenses will remain stagnant.
Bringing down the already escalated cost of manure and exalted hike in salary and wages are near impossibility.
The Malaysian government should take efforts to stabilise CPO prices.

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

One can say that oil is Tweedledee to dollar's Tweedledum.

Both are driven by their valour of volatility

Both are firm in defeating market manipulation.

Both are determined to mislead forecasters.

Both have no time to listen to analysts.

Both have grabbed the economy.

Both intend to shatter the financials.

Both are incorrigible.

In the event they have unleashed inflation.

There is exuberant exasperation.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Contempt for mankind

Bengaluru, the IT hub of India, and Ahmedabad, the Gujarat capital were rocked by bomb blasts.
The blasts were less severe in Bengaluru than Ahmedabad.
There is a furore in both BJP run state capitals.
A jolt to the equanimity of the two cities.
The innocents have lost their lives.
The plight of their near and dear ones is terrible.
How many are orphaned?
How many are widowed?
Why throw such tantrums?
These atrocities pose a serious threat to the peace of the sub continent.
Condemn blasts.
Spurn terrorists
Save Mankind.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Malaysia's inflation

Malaysia's inflation soars to 26 years high.
The consumer price index rose by 3.9 month by month and 7.7 year by year.
The robust economy quivered a little ,when the government hiked gasoline by 40% 1.98 Rm to 2.7 Rm.
Bank Negara is monitored by the government.
Tightening credits will bring down inflation.
Industries and plantation will feel the pinch.
Political uncertainty is also pulling down the financials.
The trace of global slowdown is reflected in Malaysia's economical digressions

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Gold Tracks down.

Gold is sliding rapidly.
The epidemic fall is beyond comprehension.
Is a big debacle ahead?
Oil is pulling gold with it.
All predictions of gold rising above 1000$ have gone bust.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Beat the inflation.

Inflation is running rampant.
Prod the ways to overcome this beguiling word.
1. Cut short on gasoline.
a.Use public transport. remote areas utilise car pools.
c. restrict vacationing.
d. by feet to nearby places.
2.Minimise shopping.
a.confine to necessary items.
b.disengage from buying expensive gadgets.
3.Avoid wastage.
a minimum input for maximum output.
Thrift is the antonym of inflation

Friday, July 18, 2008

Indian Economy in doldrums.

Th e rating of indian economy has been downgraded .
The loan waiver of 70,000 crores for farmers,may bring in votes .
The government has gained political popularity .
It has lost financial credentials.
Industrial growth has slowed down.
Inflation is high, highest in 13 years.
Political stability is a big question as the left have withdrawn support.
The nuclear deal is the much debated issue.
Signing the deal will being benefits to the country.
This is the manifestation of the ruling party.
The larger cross section of the society votes for this deal.
The governments continuance is at jeopardy.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hot Topic

Inflation is the hottest topic of the year 2008.
Inflation can be defined thus -there is lot of money, but there is no intrinsic value.
A foot ball is inflated, so is a tyre of a vehicle..
If the ball or tyre is pumped beyond its hold,they burst.
The paper money is in wide circulation, it is overspent.
Growth of money is manifold, surpassing the limit
The bubble cannot be subdued, it bursts.
Inflation has settled in.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Gold glittering

Gold once again in upswing.
It may go up to 1000$ .
It is too early to predict
Its counterpart oil is surging.
Oil will rule the roost for quite some time,as war clouds are seen in Israel and iran.
Dollar is hit.
A factor which aids gold rise.
Equities slump.
All features attribute to Gold's envious status.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Investment idea

The investor is perplexed.
He is apprehensive . He is alarmed. He is dazed.
Mutual funds have not helped him.
Stocks are posing a danger.
Commodity prices are making him nervous.
Bank deposits are showing negative signs
It is imminent and imperative to develop short time investment avenues.
This will dispel the fear and gloom .

Monday, June 30, 2008

Intrigued Investor

Investing in what when inflation is running crazy.
Stocks ,commodities,real estate.
Which is better?
What is the best?
Investors are scratching the head,
Stocks have lost their glitter. Wall street, Shanghai and Mumbai are very weak.
Commodities find a safe niche,and probably the best bet.
It also has its shortcomings.
Today gold is trading at 930$,in March it was 1013$,last week it was 880$.
The difference is too high.An average investor finds it hard to combat.
Land is a good buy.
It has become too expensive
Development land is beyond the reach of the common man.
Building costs have escalated in geometrical progressions.
Agriculture land is affordable.
The returns they fetch is not encouraging.
Liquid cash is secure.
It has to dance to the whims and fancies of the ever changing dollar.
Have a smattering of all in your basket of investment, dear investor.
Success is yours.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Crude rides rude

Price of crude oil is a sensation.
It has become a cynosure of all eyes.
As it rises ,it shoves down stocks and pulls with it commodities like gold.
Its movements are closely monitored
Wall street, Mumbai and Shanghai,affected by its up and down movement.
The weak dollar and geopolitical activity in Iraq,Nigeria,are responsible for this erratic trend.
Inflation is staring hard.
Commodities are in upswing.
There is lot of deployment.
There is still more wage cut.
India's Reserve bank has increased the CRR.
Fed is aiming, but caught between housing slump and weak dollar.
The song in Sound Of music is well remnant of this situation
"How to solve the problem Maria?"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Windfall Tax

Malaysia Is introducing windfall tax,to fill up its treasury.
The hike in gasoline by 41% has created much discontent.
Every commodity sees a surge in its prices.
Right from vegetables to cement there is a steep rise.
Malaysians have started feeling the pinch'
Stocks are trading low.
Now the new entry windfall tax.
Oil Palm plantations in Peninsular Malaysia are to pay 15%,over and above CPO price-2000RM.
For Instance
Price of CPO-3500RM
Tax 15% of RM 1500=225RM
The plantations paid cess last year to supplemnt cooking oil prices.
Now there is no scarcity in cooking oil supply.
The rise in cooking oil price remains the same
Will the government pass shotfall benefits to plantations ,if the CPO trades below 2000RM.?
Strange are the ways of the governments.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Financial Inclusion

The Indian Finance Minister has asked the poor not to go to money lenders. If they approach the private financiers, then he ,in charge of the finance portfolio is a failure.
Well said,Mr.Palaniappan Chidambaram.
Admitting one's defeat needs courage and grit.
The Indian FM has almost accepted his shortcomings,though belatedly.
IS the honourable minister not aware of the interest charged by the private bankers?
The poor run from pillar to post seeking financial assistance.
Having been turned down by the banks, they resort to money lenders.
The loan sharks charge abnormal interest. Some even collect interest for a day.
Getting money from such people is immediate, has less procedures,and saves time.
THe Indian FM has promised financila inclusion for the poor in the banks.
They will be charged 10% interest.Even this is little high.
I recollect,Bernard Shaw's words
Lending money for interest is second to prostitution.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Inflation,Oil,Financials of the present day are like Mark Antony,Brutus, Julius the Roman era.
The economy of most countries are wrecked by these three ominous syndromes.

The world is perplexed. The sooth sayers of finacials are doomed.
Bernanke has bluffed, fluffed,all of us ,by spelling out that dollar is getting strong.
Asian stock markets are gasping for breath. Mumbai and Shanghai are going down the slide .
Can the Triumvirs be tamed down?
The Roman triumvirate sealed their own destiny.
Can we look forward for such an end to thes three life like caricatures?

Friday, June 20, 2008

The Midas Touch

I read the story of Midas when I was in my primary school.I used to read it again and again. I was flabberghasted, as how God could grant such a wish to Midas-turning everything he touches into gold.Finally his food also turned into gold.This is the moral of the story.
In Cameron Highlands, Malaysia,I saw the same course of action, though in a different comfiture.It is a retreat for the Malaysians. The weather is pleasant. The flowers beckons while we negotiate the cuves, The huge trees wave to us,as if they are giving a rousing welcome.This Is what I expected. This is what I enjoyed two decades back.
But ,to my dismay,all these fascinating pictorials are absent today.
As you reach KG Raja, you see no flowers, no greenery, but espy the poly sheets that cover the nursery. White sheets,scatterd all over.
Every single stem, every flower,everyshoot fetches money.The flora and fauna is grown in Cameron ,exported to Holland,Japan,Australia.
It fills Malaysia's coffers,but drains the beauty of the land.
The dangling ,beautiful flowers are grown in Malaysia.
They are a feast to the eyes of Japanese, Australians.
True a modern Midas is in the offing

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Is your house in order?

Gold Man Sachs Vice President,Hormats, has called for U.S global policy retructuring.He said U.S has to improve economically and should become a leader in crafting economic policies.
Mr.Hormats,first set your house in order.
It is easy to preach than to practise.
The housing bubble,the subprima crisis ,oil surge,dollar weakness,are all manipulations of certain self conceited group.
"We have to give ,if we want to get"is Hormats rider.
Everything is reciprocal in this mad, mad world.
The need of the hour is good governance,not rhetoric oration.
Eloquence in action not in speech, is the requirement of this era of financial turbulence .

Monday, June 16, 2008

Gold surging, Dollar falling

Gold and dollar are making us gasp. A day back dollar was on the rise,gold fell to $865. Now gold is on the move-$887.Twists and turns beyond one's comprehension.
Dollar has been artificially strenghthened.
U.S. tried to contain oil and gold's upward trend,by nourishing dollar.
Financial reporting was at its height,very much similar to weather forecasts.
Their verbosity could only bring in temporary glory to dollar.
In spite of Saudi increasing its supply,oil has targeted record high of $140.
Inflation is spreading its wings in such velocity, that the world at large is apprehensive of the future.
The G 8 summit has ended in a fiasco. Keats would call it as"fever and fret"of the human race.
Let me conclude with Shakespeare's tag All is well that ends well.
Three cheers to Gold.To Dollar Better luck next decade

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Enterprising Mr. Chong

A trip to cameron Highlands ,this weekend,was an eye opener.I chanced to meet a chinese entrpenur.He is into flower exports.He has a patented a particular green tulip like flower in Holland.His 6 acre flower garden is bubbling with activity. It is mini Asia, as people from Bangladesh ,Nepal.India,and Indonesia are working. This man ,let we call him as MR .Chong,employs 60 workers.Right from seedlings,transplanting,rearing ,manuring,irrgation,sizing,packing are done under his meticulous care. The packed flowers,find market in Japan ,Australiaand Hongkong.The flowers are a feast to the eyes. The man is an embodiment of hard work Mr Chong ,is humility and success put to together.-a rare combination.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Dollar- a mystery

Watch the market Follow the financial reporting.View the snapshots.
Draw a graph. It will resemble an Electro cardiogram graph of aptient with a massive heart thrombosis.
The rise and fall are so swift,so frequent,so deep.
Cardiologists tell us to wait for anothr 24 hours or 48 hours .They buy time to announce the stability of the patient.
Analysts rush to announce that the dollar is strenghtening,retail sales are picking up,euro has fallen against dollar,in the G8 summit dollar will not be allowed to fall.
Dollar is being pampered,cajoled and assuaged,so that oil and gold will loose their sheen.
How long can they devolve such manipulation?
Why is U.S up to such pranks?
Gold is arm twisted,oil is knocked to satiate the thirst of US economy.
Mmarket gurus take the cue from the cardiologists.Practise patience.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pandora's Box

The pandora'sbox is wide open.Gasoline price hike,commodities price rise,oil price surge,bank rate up.All have jumped out simultaneously.The world is shocked. There is anger ,disillusionment and panic .How to come out of thos serious mess? This is what is written large ,which blinks outrageouslyon us

Market analysts, . Management gurus, chiefs of Reserve Banks have thrown their hands in exasperation.
All have faltered in their predictions and predicaments.They are advocating sluggishness and slow down..Their advice provokes the commoner.He yells "what were you doing all this time?'
A question most appropriate.It is like driving a nail into a bolt.
It is best,if all the sophisticated officials keep mum.The juggelery will come to a close.Inflation will come down, Allow nature to take its own course.Shun the intra players ,the corrupt officials,and monitor the day to day activities scruplously

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Dead cat bounces back

Dollar rises high against all major currencies.A piquant situation..
This surprise move has stifled gold and silverOil accompanied the precious metals inthe fall.
Go back to the nursery rhyme Jack fell down and Jill came tumbling after.
Bernanke's hawkish comments have stimulated a negative trend.
An hour ago oil is ranging forward.Gold and silver will rush above 900$,in no time.
Dollar's movement should be watched

Gold -withhold ,watch,win

Gold is offbeat today.Dollar is masquerading,as if it is is not so. a ploy played ,to wean away the traders,projecting a low profile of the is staggering. Do not get panic. do not fall a victim to the middlemen's ruse. By agitating the market,the middlemen try to acquire gold in a discounted price. Withhold .watch,win

Monday, June 9, 2008

Looking inwards

The G8 summit has decided to look inwards regarding oil inflation.
when we are at fault,we try to seek remedy elsewhere. It is nothing but human weakness.Many ways are there to cut inflation .The supply and demand is not proportional in the case of oil. India and china are fast riding economies. There is much requirement of oil.Russia and Us,are reluctant to release their oil deposits,targetting the prize catch, The OPEC ,feel that they are not the force behind oil hike. Decarbonising the power sector is one essential factor that countries have to pay attention to. Strengthening the public transport system is the other factor that will help to solve the problem.Prudent management of energy is the chief agenda that countries need to focus.
Inflation will be contained by delivering good governance,It is hard to find a country sans political corruption; bribery, cheating,,ill gotten wealth,scams,
Leaders are garrulous.
less talk ,more action,should be our motto .

1.Political corruption
2Hoarding commodities

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Behaviour Finance

Behaviour Finance has to be a given a deep thought.Management schools should include this subject in the curriculum. No two men are alike.Each has a different outlook, differentg taste, different likings .The decision also is not akin.
Management of big companies was under the family earlier. Strategies were dictated by the family head, followed most obediently by the siblings,sons and the managers.There was no dispute.The family run business was in experienced hands, no matter the person controlling the fiefdom was intelligent, pragmatic and progressive.
The scenario has changed. Globalisation has brought with it competition,swift actions,definite plans and focused enthusiasm.
The Hamletian philosophy "To be or not to be"will not hold water. Dilemma will not find a place in today's corporate management.
Next into equities and commodities trading,this behavioural aspect rules the roost.
To commit or not to commit is piquant. Investing in equities for a long time will be rewarded. In put in big, reputed trustworthy companies will findremuneration.
Trading short term is intersting,provided the flow is minimal.
These investments are like a garden .They have trees and flowers .Trees give fruits in a few years. flowers bloom ,fade away .Fruits are essential ,so also flowers ,they givebeauty and fragrance.
A setback in markets,sends shock waves. Succumbing to such pressure is regrettable.Ups and downs in markets are common. Take it in the stride. Be complacent,Minus 500 or plus 1000 is not a matter.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Suspended Belief

we are all victims of suspended belief.Equity market, commodity trading,real estate,are all in the grip of this phobia.What will happen? Will we see a rise? Is it going to fall?Will the economy be stable?queries rush into our mind. We are in a state of transcendental confusion.Mind is at peril.
Analysts add condiments to the broth.A prominent expert says buy this stock,bonus shares are to be issued. There is a mad rush, Accumulation works on.the next day the price of the stock dilutes.There is mood of disappointment,displeasure.There is a throb in the heart,if I had been less entusiastic,and more prudent,things would have been different.
It is this attitude that is pulling the market down.It is this feeling that is playing a havoc in the economy of the nations.
Inflation is camouflaged in India.There is a neat 15 % rise in the prices.People are disgruntled.
Media and analyst put the percentage of hike as is a total misnomer.
The government of India has announced ,that it will contain inflation ,Another instance of misleading the people.
The government says ,there will be an industrial growth of 10%.Where is it?
investors,unmindful of technical calls, of market volatality,can nowinvest in reputed scrips-like SBI,L&T,Brittania,Telco. Maruti,infosys, TCS,reliance packages.
ctch them when they are low, you will be rewarded,
This is the recipe for success

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The magic of Gold

The yellow metal is a safe haven for investors.Oil is tricky,one time it rises in leaps and bounds .the other occasion it retreats steepily.One is remniscent of the nursery rhyme ,Jack fell down and Jill came tumbling after.Gold moves in tandem with oil.
Dollar movement poses an interesting study.Dollar was all powerful,so long,holdingthe roost.
It manifests otherwise is caught between the two -oil and dollar.
At present it is struggling,to come out of ithe clutches .
Future trading in gold and silver keeps one in constant alert. glued to the market volatality.
If one wants to dab in trading gold futures, his mind should be strong, heart prepared to face any diasaster
One'sinvestment might fade in a few transaction,or grow in geometric progression.
the upwrd swing or the downward fall may stop the heart from pounding.
Any trade involves risk, gold trading is one such ,but risks are much more than any merchandise.The magic of gold will pull one into the events. It is too hard to resist

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Banking psychology in India

I happened to read the Indian Finance minister,s announcement recently, about lending credit liberally to MSE's (micro small enterprises ).I was amused .A finance minister advising banks to
lend to MSE's citing the reason that they are decent job providers.A very late revelation MR Palaniappan Chidambaram.
MSE,s suferred because of the non chalant attitude of financial institutions.
Many entrepeneurs succumbed to the woes.Most of them have disappeared from the scenario,few of them have vanished from this hostile world.
When agriculturists ,commit suicide ,there is a great hue and cry.Politicians ,yell,that agriculture is the back bone of our country,media gives wide publicity, by photographing the farmer's widow and his children.Men in power, rush to the spot offering myriad waivers
Many MSE's and their promoters eat a humble pie. They are in the clutches of private money lenders , as the minister has rightly pointed out. No one is bothered about their difficulties.instead MSE's are wrecked by high rate of interest,statuatory obligations,tax,and other formalities.
My request ,to the Finace Minister,is that his call though very late should be put into action.
The financial institutions should pay heed to the FM's call and act at once
I end up with Abu Ben Adam's words "May your tribe increase" with a slight modification
May Mse's increase,thus bringing prosperity to the nation