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What is Equity Research?

Avadhut Nigudkar is an independent online entrepreneur and founder of FinanceWalk. He has over 12 years of experience working with a credit rating agency, a software company, a healthcare company and a boutique investment bank. He has also rendered services as a visiting faculty to top business schools in India and is a member of Mckinsey Online Executive Panel. Avadhut is a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and a CSMP (Certified Securities Markets Professsional).                       What is Equity Research? Equity research is what an equity research analyst does. Well, to...
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Interest Rates Risk & The Scenario in India

Suyash Bharadwaj is an MBA student from IIM Calcutta. During his summer internship in the Investment Banking Division at Bonanza Portfolio Limited, Suyash was involved in Fund Raising and Mergers & Acquisitions advisory. Interest Rate Risk – A risk is any variation from the expected return of an investment on the downside. An interest rate risk implies the risk that an investment's value will change due to a change in the absolute level of interest rates, in the spread between two rates, in the shape of the yield curve or in any other interest rate relationship. Basically such a downside depends...
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Sizzling Sensex

Suyash Bharadwaj is an MBA student from IIM Calcutta. During his summer internship in the Investment Banking Division at Bonanza Portfolio Limited, Suyash was involved in Fund Raising and Mergers & Acquisitions advisory. For the starters, Sensex is the sensitive index, the benchmark index of 30 most illustrious companies whose shares are traded in the Bombay Stock Exchange. The base value of Sensex is calculated by a free float market method. By this method a weight is assigned to the market price of stock and is multiplied with the existing stock price. This weight is the number of shares available...
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When is the next US economic crisis likely to occur?

Sougata Basu is the Founder of DaulatGuru.com. He has an MBA in Finance from Boston University and has done Electrical Engineering from BIT, Mesra, India. August 2010: Almost 2 years after the financial crisis of 2008, we still do not see a real recovery in the US economy. The data on unemployment and debt levels in US do not indicate any significant improvement. The economic crisis of 2008 was not a sudden disaster like an earthquake or a tsunami that happened without sufficient warning signals. It was building up as the consequence of serious economic problems that started many years...
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Will the US Dollar collapse?

Rohit is an Electronics Engineer from BIT, MESRA, Ranchi and is doing his MBA from NITIE, Mumbai. He has worked in Strategic sourcing Group of Tata Motors Pune for projects involving Nano and Jaguar & Land Rover. He is also a CFA Level 1 candidate. History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake - James JoyceThere have been numerous reserve currencies over the centuries, but none more widely accepted than the US dollar is, since 1944. While the US dollar has fluctuated widely in value over the 65 years since its designation as the reserve currency, its...
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From Swine Flu to China Flu

Rahul has graduated in Economics and is a CFA Level 3 candidate. He started his career as an Analyst in McKinsey & Co., specializing in Macro Economics. He is currently heading the Fundamental Research Analysis team at Kredent Brokerage Services Ltd.   Over the past few weeks the most haunting fear that the world is facing is the outbreak of swine flu and there were fears that this could lead to a slowdown in cross border business and financial activities and thus the fall in the global markets.Though the fear concerns are justified to some extent, however this fear is...
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Careers in Corporate Finance in the Energy Industry

Dhairya Gupta is a Lead Consultant - Strategy & Change at IBM. Prior to IBM, he was a Finance Analyst at Irving Oil in Canada. He has an MBA from Babson College and a B.E. from Delhi College of Engineeing. Now that Daulatguru is up and running lets partner and discuss about issues related to careers in finance. With my focus remaining on energy and finance, here is a little guidance for a successful interview for Finance positions in Energy companies. This is an excerpt from Vault Career Guide: In a utility, pipeline operator, or oil company, the corporate finance...
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Love Finance? Love Technology too? Read on ...

Narayanan Raman has considerable experience in technology consulting for the BFSI space. He is currently working on systems analysis and business strategy areas in Financial Recovery Technologies, a leading securities class action claims processing services provider. Prior to joining the Boston University's MS-MBA program, he was a Senior Software Engineer at Wipro. Love Finance? Love Technology too? Read on ...   A very simple equation: Financial Services industry the way it is today, minus the technological advancements that support it equals a number very close to zero. Try imagining Financial Services in isolation, without all the sophisticated pricing systems, conventional...
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Towards Defining "Hawala"

Smarak Swain is an IRS Officer and currently working as an Assistant Commissioner (IT), NADT, Nagpur. He qualified in the UPSC Civil Services Exam in 2008 and has a B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur. He has also written a book titled "Applied Psychology: India-specific and cross-cultural Approaches". In the course of my research on "Hawala", my first observation was that Hawala is mired by stereotypes -both by laymen and scholars. During my interaction with laymen (which includes many students of finance and taxmen) I came to know that almost everyone considers Hawala a route to flush out dirty money out of...
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Transitioning to a Career in Finance During the Worst Economic Crisis of Our Lives!

Shrikant Dave is a Senior Financial Analyst at Staples, which is the world's largest office products company. He has also worked at SAP in a finance role. He has an MBA in Finance from US and is a CFA Level 2 Candidate. Our Doubts are Traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt - William ShakespeareIntroductionIn my opinion, the most critical decision for a b-school student is probably the decision he/she makes even before they enter a b-school. It is choosing the career path you want to take after your MBA. For most...
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