While panting during a game of soccer (football), I felt I covered a lot of distance and then I somehow pitied the ball. I felt it was covering more distance than anybody else on the field in addition to getting kicked around very often. I was pondering about the feelings of the ball if it…Details
The current macroeconomic situation in the world can be summarized as many asset bubbles flying blind. The emerging economies are developing asset bubbles while the western ones are flying blind.
The mainstream media in India was busy analyzing the union budget in the first two weeks of March 2010. This annual event in India has lost much of its significance, as the Indian economy is not insulated anymore. Lack of fiscal prudence on the part of the union government was the salient feature of the…Details
Global equity markets are expected to continue their sideward movement in the coming weeks and months until the incidence of some black swan event like a sovereign default.
The global equity markets have remained range bound in the first financial quarter of the calendar year 2010. Deleveraging and lack of lending by banks in the western economies have kept the equity markets within a range. The steps taken by the central banks of countries faced with high intransigent inflation have pulled out some…Details
Commodity markets are expected to remain range bound in the near future. Prices of edible commodities are expected to inch higher while those of base metals and fuels could witness corrections.
The factors that are keeping the global equity markets within a tight range are also keeping the commodity markets within a range. The price of crude oil has reached the upper end of its price range and it is finding the ceiling of US $84 US a barrel very difficult to break. The prices of base…Details
Bullion markets are exacerbating the patience of short-term traders as the prices continue to be highly range bound. No change is expected to happen until some major global financial event occurs.
The prices of bullion metals are expected to remain range bound in the near future just as they have been in the recent past. The tug of war between quantitative easing in the US and UK and austerity in EU and tighter monetary policies in emerging markets is maintaining the price of bullion metals within…Details
The overall health of the world economy seems precarious at the best. The shift of economic strength from the developed economies to the developing economies is evident. Imprudence with which countries continue to print money and stimulate economies will lead to a weaker dollar in the long term. In such a scenario, Gold would be…Details
The German Luftwaffe is on its way to help Greece by bombing the enemy and to protect its empire. The French are also making statements but unfortunately they are famous for losing wars. Most of us would be surprised to know about the war raging in Europe. For a change all the major European countries…Details
Lack of conviction by governments across the globe to pursue austerity measures in monetary and fiscal policies could continue to play havoc on the global bond markets.
Lack of conviction by governments across the globe to pursue austerity measures in monetary and fiscal policies could continue to play havoc on the global bond markets. There is a clear decoupling emerging in the global economies when it comes to monetary policy. High inflation is forcing industrial producers to hike bank rates and tighten the…Details
Banking and automotive sectors are expected to remain under selling pressure Uncertainty over Greece and other policy decisions in US and China continue to keep the global equity markets volatile and uncertain in the short term.
The global equity markets are trying to find a direction just like the bond markets. The one-month reprieve given to Greece by EMU (mainly Germany and France) inspired a short-lived rally in the global equity markets as frayed nerves of investors and traders were soothed temporarily. The equity markets in the US witnessed a temporary…Details
Base metals and energy prices might remain range bound while prices of food items could continue their modest rally until the end of grace time for Greece.
The global commodity markets are also volatile in the wake of uncertainties in the future course of action over Greece and the direction of the Euro currency. The recent monetary policy announcements in China and the US have reversed the strong rally in the prices of base metals especially copper. The prices of all base…Details