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India’s long-term local currency debt is rated at Ba2 by Moody’s, two levels below the investment grade and at par with Armenia and Turkey. Indian government debt accounts for about 80 percent of GDP. Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings have a rating of BBB-, the lowest investment grade.
The government’s annual debt repayments will rise to 1.14 trillion rupees in the next fiscal year from 531 billion rupees.
The 10-year yield has risen 62 basis points in the past year, the worst performer during that period among the 10 Asian local-currency debt markets outside Japan, according to indexes compiled by HSBC Holding Plc. It fell 95 basis points in the previous 12 months.
Bull Markets: Fear of missing out.
Bear Markets: Fear of being in.
Bull Markets: Everything I buy is going up — I’m a genius.
Bear Markets: Everything I buy is going down — I’m an idiot.
Bull Markets: See, fundamentals always win out.
Bear Markets: See, technicals and sentiment rule the markets.
Bull Markets: I knew I should have had more of my portfolio in stocks.
Bear Markets: I knew I should have had more of my portfolio in bonds.
Bull Markets: That guy’s been calling for a crash for years — he’s an idiot.
Bear Markets: That guy just called the crash — he’s a genius. (more…)
Speculation As A Fine Art is written by Dickson G. Watts and can be consider as one of the first book on speculations. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator the book aboutJesse Livermore written by Edwin Lefèvre constantly references Speculation As A Fine Art
All business is more or less speculation. The term speculation, however, is commonly restricted to business of exceptional uncertainty. The uninitiated believe that chance is so large a part of speculation that it is subject to no rules, is governed by no laws.
There is no royal road to success in speculation. We do not undertake, and it would be worse than folly to undertake, to show how money can be made. Those who make for themselves or others an infallible plan delude themselves and others. Our effort will be to set for the great underlying principles of the “art” the application of which must depend on circumstances, the time and the man.
Let us first consider the qualities essential to the equipment of the speculator. We name them: Self-reliance, Judgment, Courage, Prudence, Pliability. (more…)
Trading is an evolutionary process. Nobody can wake up being a Master Trader. Unfortunately there is no book or magic trick that can turn you into the highly profitable trader . Although the belief and the hope to obtain those skills instantly is still in place.
The statistics say that only the ones with the self-dedication and discipline succeed in this business.
The most common mistakes leading to losses:
-Trading against the market;
-No trade potential;
-No serious buyers or sellers in the stock;
-Fear of loss.
Traders should stay calm during the trading, this helps to observe and analyze the situation on the market much better, see some small details and make a competent decision.
Panic, stress or fear, always lead to mistakes.
One of the serious problems in trading is rush and mania to be present on the market all the times, opening positions when there is no potential for a trade or where the market is either flat or going the other direction.
Tips to resolve the mistakes:
1. Always look at the market. If there is no clear picture of the market’s behavior, don’t risk your money.
2. Always look at a trade potential.
3. Always look either at the Open Book or Market Maker window and Tape.
4. Always know where you are going to place you stop-loss order.
5. If you’re just not sure, or if the situation is uncertain, don’t enter the trade.
Following these tips requires some work and changes to our habits. It is not easy at all! We always hear sayings that the trader should be disciplined. What it actually means is changing your old habits and training yourself to have new ones. It is not comfortable, but it brings positive results, which will be noticeable on your month-end P/L report.