Linkfest: April 20,2017

Some stuff I am reading today morning:

Tree House Promoter Rajesh Bhatia absconding (MC)

This trader lost 24L in 5 minutes (Rediff)

PNB, BOB may take over smaller lenders (ET)

What led to the crisis at Snapdeal? (Mint)

Edges are ephemeral (TRB)

Stock Talk: Mold Tek (OB)

Zensar Tech-On the digital highway (Forbes)

The life of an Apple supplier is getting tougher (Bloomberg)

When do active Indian funds add alpha? (Indexology)

30 Questions with Michael Martin about trading (Medium)

How to manipulate a F&O stock

Some traders say it is possible for a cartel of brokers to get together and take up huge positions through circular trading in a way that the marketwide limit in a security is breached.

That makes it impossible for new traders to sell the futures even if they feel the rise in a company’s stock price is unjustified.

This helps keep the stock price firm.

Also, traders with existing short positions in the derivatives segment will be forced to cover their positions at a higher price, pushing the stock price even higher.-from Money Control

Linkfest: April 19,2017

Some stuff I am reading today morning:

Govt to sell 10% stake in NALCO today (Mint)

NSE probing F&O trades in India Bulls Real Estate (MC)

100 stocks that FIIs lapped up in Q4 FY2017 (ET)

RIL briefly overtakes TCS as most valuable firm (BS)

How to bet on India’s defense spending spree (Bloomberg)

Rail IPOs on its way (BL)

Maruti close to dethroning M&M for SUV crown (Quint)

Stock Analysis: MRF Ltd (Vijay Malik)

False Narratives (Pension Partners)

What happens if you woke up tomorrow and found the stock market has been closed for good? (Bloomberg)