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Investments in the time of coronavirus

Investments in the time of coronavirus

Gold, forex assets, IT sector, pharma.  Devangshu Datta explains why each of these is a good hedge against market shocks at this time.  IMAGE: A scene at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai. Photograph: PTI Photo. The black swan of coronavirus continues to impact the global economy. As of now, there are more infections popping up.  China is the world’s export engine but the virus has also started to cause disruptions in other economies.  We don’t ..., 3 weeks ago

How the world will change after coronavirus

'Tens of millions will be working from home for months at a time, which means the smartest brains in business will be focussed on creating more efficient WFH processes,' predicts Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: A robot, developed by start-up firm Asimov Robotics, distributes face masks and sanitisers and provides information about precautions after it was launched to spread awareness about the coronavirus, in Kochi. Photograph: Sivaram V/Reuters   A popular sub-genre of science fiction is the ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Which way is Covid-19 headed?

The disease could go down several paths. One possibility, the least likely, is that it will just disappear.The most likely is that it will have seasonal impact, explains Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: Mother and child at Delhi airport. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters The coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease Covid-19, is much less lethal than earlier scourges like Nipah or Ebola. But it is lethal nonetheless, and has dealt a hard knock to the global economy. It has also infected ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Being evil pays. Does it pay enough?

Construction companies will make money building detention centres.IT companies will make money on the enumeration of the CAA, NRC, NPR, notes Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/   In March 1971, about 100 employees of Polaroid demonstrated in front of their corporate headquarters. They ceremonially burnt several cameras. This group called itself the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement, PRWM. It was led by two black American employees. The PRWM had a three point ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Investors must stay positive amidst the gloom

Investors must be prepared to believe that things will get better eventually, no matter how bad the current situation may look. If you don't possess this optimism, you will not possess the courage to invest and if you don't invest, you don't give yourself any chance to get wealthy, says Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Sitting amidst the biggest public protests India has seen in decades, with economic indicators suggesting a further downturn, it is hard to be ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Making Wikipedia more useful

Guesstimates suggest that around 80 to 85 per cent of Wiki information is accurate.That is less than 95 per cent that is considered the gold standard for 'normal' encyclopedias.But 80 per cent is a reasonable baseline for somebody who's starting to research a topic and it does suggest that crowd-sourcing works, even though it is a long way from perfection, says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/   Singer and composer, Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Now is the time to focus on mid and small-caps

Long-term investors should consider moving into smaller stocks.Rather than try to pick stocks, it makes sense to build a diversified portfolio by exposure across midcap and small caps funds, suggests Devangshu Datta. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/   After NBFC (non-banking financial companies) defaults and corporate defaults, Mudra and Karvy could be the next stress points for the beleaguered economy, and for the booming stock market respectively. In July, the government said in ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Don't underestimate the average Indian

'And don't underestimate the enabling power of bribery.''Hark back to demonetisation.''All of the cash did come back.''The same thing will happen with the alphabet soup of the NRC, NPR and CAA except that this exercise will deal in documents, not cash.''Bribes will be paid.''Documents will be magically generated,' points out Devangshu Datta. IMAGE: A protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in New Delhi, December 20, 2019. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo   Our national anthem ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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