Budget 2020

Don’t react to every event: Paying attention to the wrong message can be detrimental to investments

The year of the Chinese virus has ended and it’s a cliche to say that the impact will be felt for a long time. However, there’s a problem: the compulsion among some analysts and some of the media to make dead certain pronouncements about the impact and the outcomes on an almost continuous basis. This […]

Budget 2020

Borrow, don’t sell

What is a reverse mortgage? A reverse mortgage is a loan against property and is the opposite of a regular mortgage. Here, the bank pays a sum against a property asset – be it lump sum, or periodic payouts. Retired citizens whose net worth is locked up in a self-acquired and self-occupied house benefit from […]

Budget 2020

Invest in recovery but don’t get suckered into low quality smallcaps: Saurabh Mukherjea

People should be careful about investing in quality. Invest in recovery, but do not get suckered into low quality smallcaps, broken balance-sheet financials or broken balance-sheet companies in power, infrastructure and real estate sectors, says Saurabh Mukherjea, Founder, Marcellus Investment Managers. It is turning out to be quite a stellar market after the Monday slide. […]

Budget 2020

‘RIL, others don’t need govt. nod for gas pricing’

Discretion allowed under new norms. Reliance Industries and other producers of natural gas will no longer need the government’s approval for gas price if it is arrived at using the new guidelines for the discovery of market price, an official order said. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, last week, notified guidelines for discovery […]

Sports

‘Play the game and don’t indulge in abuse’: Shahid Afridi to Naveen after LPL spat

By: Sports Desk | Updated: December 1, 2020 6:10:28 pm Shahid Afridi, the former Pakistan cricketer, engaged in a war of words with Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq after a Lanka Premier League match on Monday. The 21-year-old Naveen and Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir were seen exchanging heated words following Galle Gladiators’ 25-run loss to Kandy Tuskers in […]

Sports

If Hardik Pandya isn’t fit, India don’t have a sixth bowling option: Gautam Gambhir

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 29, 2020 3:41:58 pm Hardik Pandya celebrates the wicket of Steve Smith with teammates. (Reuters) After a valiant 90-run knock in the first ODI, Hardik Pandya came into the limelight once again in the second encounter against Australia on Sunday when he bowled in top-flight cricket for the first […]

Sports

Don’t think we could afford to go: Kapil Dev on Virat Kohli’s paternity leave

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 22, 2020 8:28:10 pm Kapil Dev reacted to Virat Kohli’s paternity leave. (PTI) Indian cricket icon and World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev reacted to Virat Kohli’s paternity leave and said that he is happy for the 32-year-old as he is about to assume a new responsibility in life but […]

Sports

Smith, Warner pose a challenge but wins don’t come easy: Cheteshwar Pujara

By: PTI | November 16, 2020 3:39:34 pm The BCCI posted a short video of Pujara’s net session on social media. (FILE) David Warner and Steve Smith’s presence does make Australia stronger but Cheteshwar Pujara has full faith in India’s “remarkable” bowlers, who, he feels, possess the wherewithal to script a repeat of the historic […]