How healthy are India’s banks?
Alphaniketan is an Investors Education initiative from Alphaniti

How healthy are India’s banks?

  • Post author:
  • Post category:Posts

In any economy, banks play an important role.

They serve as water to seeds of impressive and profitable ideas which blossom and usher growth and prosperity. In fact, the extent of business in banking sector is indicative of an economy’s health. For a growing economy like India, banking sector assumes greater significance given its pivotal role in reviving the economy. In this context, it is important to understand how healthy are India’s banks to withstand the demand-destructive impact of the widespread of the Coronavirus.

(more…)

Continue Reading How healthy are India’s banks?
Opportunity in adversity
Alphaniketan is an Investors Education initiative from Alphaniti

Opportunity in adversity

  • Post author:
  • Post category:Posts

The story of India’s pharmaceuticals industry in the context of COVID-19

Not every extraordinary situation turns out to be unfavourable for an economy. There are sectors which benefit amply from extraordinary situations like the pandemic. One such sector is pharmaceuticals. The pandemic which had destroyed demand in most key sectors has clearly brought India’s pharmaceuticals sector at the centre of most analysis and predictions.

(more…)

Continue Reading Opportunity in adversity

Quantitative easing as an antidote to Black Swan events

Unforeseen events are a part of our life. But the possibility of things which may appear to be remote or even outlandish may occur anytime. And when such events happen, they change the direction of the way we think or live our lives considerably. A case in the point is the recent widespread of the Coronavirus which has changed the way we work. Such unforeseen and extraordinary events are termed as Black Swan events. Finance professor and trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb made this expression popular through his books which cover this aspect in the most detailed manner. Black swan events have a deep impact on economies. Demand in key sectors of an economy is disrupted. And most experts and analysts find it difficult to forecast the direction of demand. In such delicate situations, central bankers have been unanimously following the strategy of quantitative easing (QE), which began in early 2009. QE has had a deep and lasting impact on asset prices which have a direct beating on the underlying health of the global economic engine. So, what exactly is “quantitative easing” and how does this affect “investors”? Let us understand these nuances:  

(more…)

Continue Reading Quantitative easing as an antidote to Black Swan events