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Just when I thought I was out

Markets are tumbling like nine pins all over Europe.The Greece crisis has re-erupted like a bad nightmare that does not go away.

Am reminded of this immortal dialogue from the Godfather

 

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Another one bites the dust

There was an article in the Indian Express which mentioned that 6000 sub-brokers shut down shop  this year.

Now there is an article in ET about how well known broker Shankar Sharma is bidding goodbye to Dalal Street.

Brokers in India are fast becoming an endangered species…thanks to lackluster volumes,abolition of entry loads,increasing compliance ,rising employee costs and possibly the biggest reason of all-customer distrust.

Its fairly clear we are treading the US path here…small mom and pop shops will close down and the only survivors will be the discount brokerages and the big players.

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Where is the bhav copy?

Its already 9:30 pm and NSE has yet to post today’s bhav copy on their website.

Maybe they feel ignorance is bliss !!

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Jim Rogers-The next recession will be much worse

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India’s Demographic Dividend

In an excellent paper written for the American Enterprise Institute, Nicholas Eberstadt states that :

Over the next two decades, India‘s total population is set to grow by a little over 1% per annum, possibly becoming the world‘s most populous state before 2030—and almost all of this growth would be working age manpower. As India‘s manpower pool grows, the country‘s ―dependency ratio (the ratio children under 15 and persons over 65 to working-age population) will be falling, and the society will remain relatively youthful. Such changes in population structure could facilitate higher levels of national savings, investment, and thus —all other things being equal—economic growth.

 

The catch?Lack of education access (education deficit) and proper medical facilities (health deficit) for millions of Indians can possibly spoil the party.