Low protection cost in the first half of 2024
2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha election cycles saw fair amount of Nifty rally going into the event, and since the 3rd of December, similar pattern seems to have started emerging this time again for the 2024 cycle.
Diworsification: The trap no investor should fall into
The urge to hedge bets when it comes to asset classes or portfolios could lead to spreading oneself too thin, apart from the inherent risk of poor performance from a loss of focus. Consolidation may be a better way to go.
Surge in option trading: Is it a systemic risk or price stability tool?
There is increasing debate around the high volumes in the options segment, with many concerned that such high volumes may bring in market turmoil, but we believe that the rise in volumes will help ensure better price discovery, leading to price stabi...
How private capital will take the driver’s seat for entrepreneurship in India
In 2021, the Indian startup ecosystem witnessed record inflows of ~$65 billion in PE/VC investments. Alternate investments are increasingly becoming an integral constituent of portfolio allocations within India...
The transformation of India’s public equity markets through widespread digital adoption
This 'mainstreaming' of digitalisation will have a profound impact on India's public equity markets. Currently, new-age businesses already listed in public markets add up to a market cap of ~USD 70bn. Over the next few years, we could potentially see...
Market-neutral strategy might click in 2022 as bulls and bears engage in a tug-of-war
After a few years of super-normal debt market returns (2015-2018), and now one of the best two-year period in a long time for equity markets (2020-2021), it is time to understand what lies in store for us, and how can one get attractive risk-adjusted...