Increase in PPF Investment Limit to Rs. 1.5 lakh Notified & Acceptable Now

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in Starting today, I would like to remind my clients or those investors, who have the habit of depositing their hard earned money in their respective Public […]

Weekend Links: July 4th 2014

July 5, 2014

I was quite amazed to first learn that a footballer can run as much as 10 kms in the course of a game, and this new stat that they often show during the current world cup is fascinating. My first impression was that the players wear some kind of a GPS which tracks the distance, and […]

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Shriram Transport Finance 11.50% NCDs – July 2014 Issue

July 1, 2014

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited (STFC) is launching its public issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) from tomorrow, July 2, 2014. This will be the first public […]

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Thank you for the support

June 22, 2014

We announced our services on the blog about a month ago, and I wanted to write a quick post to thank you for all the support, inquiries and conversations since that time. The most rewarding aspect of this has been the fact that the people who contacted us have been reading the blog for several years now, […]

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Edelweiss’ ECL Finance Limited 12% NCDs – June 2014 Issue

June 15, 2014

This post is written by Shiv Kukreja, who is a Certified Financial Planner and runs a financial planning firm, Ojas Capital in Delhi/NCR. He can be reached at skukreja@investitude.co.in Edelweiss Financial Services’ subsidiary, ECL Finance Limited, came out with its first NCD issue in January this year and the issue got oversubscribed on the 2nd […]

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Weekend Links – June 13 2014

June 14, 2014

Let’s start this week with perhaps the most significant event of the week – a computer passes the Turing test.  The Turing test is a simple and elegant way of judging the extent of artificial intelligence, and a computer passes this test when in conversations with humans it deceives them into thinking that they are […]

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Dogs of war find meaning in a meaningless world

June 6, 2014

Let’s start this week with an excellent post by John Elliott on how the last elections should have been the end of Rahul Gandhi’s political career but they probably won’t. This is a great post because of the details it gets into about what Rahul Gandhi has been up to in the last few years, […]

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One income tax change that the Narendra Modi government needs to bring

June 5, 2014

I don’t know how many readers will recognize this headline, but it is just one word changed from a recent headline in an ET article. The article in question talks about six changes they’d like to see and going through that article reminded of the very first draft of the Direct Tax Code which came out […]

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Some interesting facts about Israel’s Desalination Program

June 4, 2014

I’ve heard interesting tidbits about Isreal’s desalination program over the years, but never realized how big it was, or how successful it was until recently when I came across this article which started with this impressive line: “After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before — by doing nothing.” India and […]

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Thoughts on 100% FDI in Defense

June 2, 2014

I was delighted to read that the government has already moved to allow 100% FDI in the defense sector, and I hope the measure passes, and doesn’t get stalled like multi brand FDI. Currently, India allows 26% FDI in defense but the policy is so restrictive and unfriendly to investors that hardly any FDI has been received […]

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Thoughts on retrospective taxation

June 2, 2014

The market has been doing quite well the past few months, and the hope is that the new government brings out policies, and clears roadblocks that further encourage investment, and in turn encourages FII money in the country, and help the overall economy as well. With today’s globalized economy, it is no surprise that foreign governments and […]

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