Pitt Bull's Marty Schwartz Interview 2015

Must Watch Q&A session with Pitt Bull's author Marty Schwartz. The 70 years old legendary trader who was featured in the first edition of Market Wizards by Jack Schwager shares tons of wisdom and some key strategies he employed in 80's and 90's and how his trading styles have evolved with the advent of algo trading and HFTs. A bit lengthy interview but worth a watch.




Government of India Divestment Plan FY 2015 - 2016

Stocks to watch where Govt. of India has decided to divest minority stake in the fiscal year 2015-16. ONGC and IOC are among the biggest divestment candidates and are expected to fetch more than 20k crores. 

In total govt has set the target of little over Rs.46000 crores through minority stake sale of listed companies.While divestment in IOC could be little easy as the stock has been hitting life time high, thanks to the falling crude prices, but a 5% sale in ONGC appears difficult as the stock is hitting 52 week lows, thanks again to the falling crude prices.

Among the lot ONGC and Nalco appears very attractively valued at 280 and 38 bucks as on 25th July 2015 for investment purpose with at least 2 years horizon. 

Indian Companies that benefits from fall in crude oil price

60 percent fall in past one year and more than 10% fall in past one week, India being a huge energy importer benefits immensely from the crude oil price collapse. Also there are many sectors and companies withing those sectors that benefits hugely from the fall in crude oil prices. For example Paints industry is a direct beneficiary and Asian Paints in particular with very strong brand positioning. Following is the sector wise analysis on who is going to be benefited the most.

Top 10 crude oil producers in World - 10 Years chart

One magnificent chart that shows the year wise production of top 10 global crude oil producing countries for any year starting 2004 to 2014.

top 10 crude oil producing countries

# Crude oil production of top 3 producing countries v.i.z U.S, Saudi Arabia and Russia is up 1.5 million barrels per day in 2014 vs 2013.

Private Sector Banks: 2014 & 2015 results at a glance

Thirteen Private sector banks reported Rs. 37,361 crores of Net Profit for the financial year ended 31st March 2015 against Rs. 31,680 crores of profit reported in the year ended 31st march 2014.



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