Posts Tagged ‘Matter around

18
Dec
09

Yeh Dil Maangey More (BSE & NSE)

From Jan 4,2010, life of a large number of people will be affected in India. The alarm clocks will ring one hour before the normal timings. ShareKhan office will be crowded an hour before usual. Hawkers of Dalal Street will expect the breakfast customers just before 0900hrs IST. Yes, NSE & BSE has decided to wake up early on the first week day of the new year!

Some market players feel that it will

  • Help in reducing volatility
  • Improve Trading Volumes
  • Catch up trading in Hong Kong & Singapore (Controversial point as we can not eliminate the gap of above 2hours)
  • Greater overlap with Asian markets will reduce risk
  • in sync with the currency markets
  • Banks don’t open that early
  • Banking and other infrastructure are not able to cope with the changes in capital market

Brokers:

  • High operating cost
  • No rise in profits

Small brokerage firms are facing problems in particular, as there wont be any additional profit with the increase in the number of hours. Brokerage rates are also going down, so they feel that it would be difficult to cope up with the two crisis. Larger brokers will be benefited more.

The whole point of having an exchange is to let people convert information into money. The longer the trading hours, the less the pile-up of information that cannot be acted on. India’s domestic commodity exchanges already operate far longer hours (10:00 am to 11:30 pm). Many global equities markets trade for 6.5-7 hours, compared to about 5.5 hours in India. Euronext is open 24 hours a day(Source: Economic Times)

But who is gonna benefit from this more? Large Brokerage firms, Small brokers, Investors, Regulators, Banking System? Who?

What was the rationale behind this move? To reduce the gap of the other Asian markets?

We can not really say whether it is lucrative or not, unless and until it is actually implimented. Lets wait for 4th Jan to see the changes, how the market reacts? and to witness

BSE

the ultimate winner!

Apoorva Dixit

16
Dec
09

New Product Development

Yesterday night, I could not sleep. No, not because of placements, frustration, no electricity etc. This time it was blood-hungry mosquitoes. I made a point to visit a general stores as soon as I get up the next morning. I was so frustrated because of mosquito bites, that I started abusing them. If I was at the climate control summit, I would have raised an issue of mosquitoes. Kill them all. They became more important than terrorists for me. Let the temperature rise by 2 degrees, if I am suffering, those mosquitoes will also suffer. I know it does not matter to them, but I just wanted everything to go against them.

I wanted the sex ratio of mosquitoes to be 100:0 so that they cannot breed. I wanted some mosquitoes to become politicians so that they cannot work together towards progress. I wanted mosquitoes to have different religions so that they fight amongst themselves and kill each other. I wanted the mosquitoes to develop “mosquito killer nuclear weapons”. I wanted all the mosquitoes to become humans!  With this feeling of hatred against the whole mosquito fraternity, I started my day!

As the day was proceeding, I came across many more frustrating things. It became hard to differentiate the species called “the mosquitoes”. The perception of mosquitoes being very cruel,selfish,hungry blood sucking insect started changing. They became the innocent insects who need blood to survive, “to survive”. Because today I came across some other species, who can survive on food, but still suck each others blood! I wanted a H@m$n repellent coil from the general stores for that particular type of species.

I have generated the Idea as well as the concept. Now I request Good Knight to develop this type of product and send it for Beta Testing!

25
Nov
09

Hope.. Recession.. and Suit..


Pharma and Food Industry are believed to be recession free. Google and MAMA brand have proved themselves as recession proof! Just one observation and addition to the above mentioned big names:- Formal Suits for MBA student during recession time!

When I got the formal SUIT of our B-School, I had the HOPE that I will wear it in all the interviews before the final one! B-School had the HOPE of making me wear that SUIT for those interviews! and here comes RECESSION! If at all, the recession continues for say 10 years! My HOPE will compel me to buy that SUIT even when its RECESSION..

Till now I have used my Suit only for the photo shoots! That’s because the placement season is yet to come! But still, 1.5 years have gone!

Anyway, I am sure placements will be fine this year. But what if there was Recession again?? No (few) placements again?? Will the college ask us not to buy SUITS?? After all, it is sheer stupidity to waste money in suit that is brought only for photo shoots! Here comes HOPE! And that is the only reason why the juniors will buy the same suit.. for “placements interview” even though it is recession..

You may be a pessimist. But you have the tendency of not avoiding the factor of optimism which is hiding somewhere in the form of HOPE!

(Formal Suits are college uniforms in Indian B-Schools, but are rarely used on daily basis)

who cares! After all you don’t need formal SUITS to make profits.. you don’t have profits in RECESSION.. and you are not advised to HOPE in this scenario

Some businesses have crucial growth drivers that makes them recession proof.. Some businesses have that HOPE factor which plays with emotions and drives the business.. All other are in loses (in recession)

So as the Legen.. wait for it.. dary quote goes.. SUIT UP!

 

(Readers(if any) are advised not to get into technical or financial terms as I neither play with machines nor do I play with numbers! Discussion based on emotions is encouraged which does not imply that I play with them)

Apoorva




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