(Originally posted on January 22nd 2010) I have been down with a fever ever since I came back from India on the 18th. However it looks like The Volcker Rule has scared the fever out of me. The markets have reacted negatively. Personally I am not sure what to make of it. Curbing the power… Continue reading The Volker Role
(Originally posted on January 11th 2010) I was supposed to be at a business conference in London right now. Instead I am in Bangalore as I had difficulty getting the flight back to London due to the snow. Somehow that seems to mirror the economy. Over here it is a nice pleasant 28 celsius. In… Continue reading Snowed in
(Originally posted on December 14th 2009) Today's events reminds me of the Tom Jones song. Abu Dhabi's bail out of Dubai has in a sense made me paranoid. There has to be a catch. I cannot believe that Abu Dhabi will give US$ 10 billion just like that. The bonds jumping nearly double in value… Continue reading What’s new pussycat
(Originally posted on December 10th 2009 The first thing my first accounts teacher said to our class was "The only certainties in life are death and taxes." I do not think that my professor had this in mind but I think that Darling has sounded the death knell of the City by announcing the new… Continue reading Death and taxes
(originally posted on December 3rd 2009) I was met by an interesting sight as I left the office. An elderly man was "walking" a Lhasa Apso. However the dog just refused to budge and ended up being dragged. The battle between the rest of Europe and U.K. is similar. Now I have to state that… Continue reading Dragging the dog
(Originally posted on November 20th 2009) I have had epilepsy since I was a kid. For a brief period I was drug free but had a relapse when I had an accident. Now I have resigned myself to the fact that I will have to take my medicines for the rest of my life. Why… Continue reading Epileptic Disaster
(Originally posted on November 10th 2009) Today there is no other alternative but to invest in alternative investments. However more and more banks and financial institutions are distinguishing investments by those that provide alpha and those that provide beta. Similarly the last year and a half has seen the metamorphis of the emerging market. Exposure… Continue reading Emerging markets?