Technical Analysis: An Introduction


Have you ever been confused on how to start with a technical analysis of a stock, index, commodities, Currency etc.? This article aims at solving the puzzle.

First of all, Technical analysis isn’t the only way, there are fundamentalists too. But fundamental analysis tends to lag because, Fundamentalist studies the cause of the market movement, and Technician studies the effect.

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BETTING BIG ON ECOMMERCE: DELUSION OR REALITY?


It is quite normal these days to be bombarded frequently, with news related to the ecommerce industry which is considered to be a sunrise industry from an Indian context. Exciting news articles quoting astronomical valuations of ecommerce companies have almost become a norm. While it is very affirming and pleasant to paint a rosy picture of the ecommerce industry in India, it needs to be done through a lens of rationality.

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Perfect Time for Oil Pricing Reforms


Oil prices across the world have been falling over past year. They have headed towards south by more than 50 percent. This phenomenon has caused a lot of hesitation across the globe. The economic effects have been beneficial for oil importing countries and detrimental for oil exporting countries. The major oil exporters are Middle Eastern countries, Russia, Iran and Norway and major oil consumers are USA, China, Germany, Japan, etc.  As a result, a redistribution of resources (oil products) is taking place between winners (oil consumers) and losers (oil exporters).  As oil prices are falling, losers are losing a lot of revenue, which, in turn, is reflecting in their balance sheet as petroleum exports is their major income source. On the other hand, winners are enjoying monetary benefits as their imports are decreasing and fiscal deficits are becoming manageable. So, the dilemma is to find a panacea such that both winners and losers should be comfortable with the prices. In other words, we should decide whether to try to push prices up to discourage oil consumption or to try to push further down to capitalize monetary gains which will also discourage oil production.

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An Analysis of Reliance Jio 4G Launch


Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd. unveiled plans for its 4thGeneration (4G) services at the Company’s 41st AGM here on 12th June, 2015. Mr. Ambani revealed that commercial operations for Jio will start by December, 2015. High speed data will allow for instant messaging, live TV, movies on demand, news, streaming music on the go. Reliance Jio Infocomm which has taken over 5 years to materialize and has gobbled up over US$ 13 billion (₹80,000 crore) in infrastructure investments is one of the most-awaited launch and is expected to leapfrog Indian telecom sector by 10-15 years.

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Analysis of Iraq’s Crude Oil Export Infrastructure


Iraq holds around 144 billion barrels of proved crude oil reserves and has been the second largest crude oil producer in OPEC in the recent past. Moreover, according to industry analysts the country intends to increase its crude oil production from the current level of around 3.5 million barrels per day to close to 9 million barrels per day by 2020! To that end, Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has signed contracts with various International Oil Companies to develop its hydrocarbon rich oilfields, especially West Qurnah, Zubair & Kirkuk.

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