DEBASHIS BASU

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MFs Are Putting Investors' Money At Risk

MFs Are Putting Investors' Money At Risk

Rediff.com3 Nov 2022

Mutual funds, as experts and custodians of another set of retail investors' savings, play a speculative game they are neither supposed to nor equipped to do, cautions Debashis Basu.

Ban Loss-Making Companies' IPOs!

Ban Loss-Making Companies' IPOs!

Rediff.com20 Oct 2022

The most important step is delivering what is needed -- a fairer IPO pricing, notes Debashis Basu.

Are Indian Markets Decoupled From Developed Markets?

Are Indian Markets Decoupled From Developed Markets?

Rediff.com17 Oct 2022

Just because India has outperformed the US markets in a short recent period, it does not mean that this is based on fundamental reasons that are here to stay, points out Debashis Basu.

Why is Sebi hesitant to ban retail algos despite obvious illegalities?

Why is Sebi hesitant to ban retail algos despite obvious illegalities?

Rediff.com21 Sep 2022

Because they have become too big and pervasive and the time to regulate is long gone, points out Debashis Basu.

What Was The Secret Of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's Success?

What Was The Secret Of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's Success?

Rediff.com15 Sep 2022

His advice was to always start with small positions because we are bound to make mistakes; and remain humble because the markets can be merciless, remembers Debashis Basu.

What Zomato, Ola, Paytm Need To Learn

What Zomato, Ola, Paytm Need To Learn

Rediff.com19 Jul 2022

Start-ups don't care that mad-money funding comes to a hard stop after an IPO, observes Debashis Basu. As a listed entity, corporate actions have to take the interests of all shareholders, especially minority shareholders, into account. So far, we are not seeing any sign of it, observes Debashis Basu.

As US Fed Sneezes, Will India Catch A Cold?

As US Fed Sneezes, Will India Catch A Cold?

Rediff.com15 Jun 2022

If the central banks act harshly now, the markets will crash and then rally. If they are hesitant, the pain will be prolonged, predicts Debashis Basu.

Sebi And Phenomenon of Confusing Rules

Sebi And Phenomenon of Confusing Rules

Rediff.com2 Jun 2022

Since 2016, Sebi has made many rules to prevent unauthorised trading by stockbrokers. Yet, one comes across dozens of cases of blatant overtrading in client accounts, every year, leading to massive losses to investors, observes Debashis Basu.

What Went Wrong at Axis Mutual Fund

What Went Wrong at Axis Mutual Fund

Rediff.com24 May 2022

Following the money and freezing anything unaccounted is the only way to set an example for others, suggests Debashis Basu.

What Zomato, Ola, Paytm Need To Learn

What Zomato, Ola, Paytm Need To Learn

Rediff.com19 May 2022

Start-ups don't care that mad-money funding comes to a hard stop after an IPO, observes Debashis Basu. As a listed entity, corporate actions have to take the interests of all shareholders, especially minority shareholders, into account. So far, we are not seeing any sign of it, observes Debashis Basu.

NSE's Colo Case: Will CBI Do What Sebi Didn't?

NSE's Colo Case: Will CBI Do What Sebi Didn't?

Rediff.com9 May 2022

It is the biggest issue we have ever faced in the securities market, where a sensitive and systemically important institution and first-line regulator was not only exploited by unscrupulous elements but functioned like a private fief, points out Debashis Basu.

How Governments Harm Job Creators

How Governments Harm Job Creators

Rediff.com21 Apr 2022

From small restaurants to mighty software companies, it is businesses, not the government, that create jobs. Yet, in a cruel irony, they have to fight extortive and brutal State power every step of the way, says Debashis Basu.

We need Modi the Thanedar, not Chowkidar

We need Modi the Thanedar, not Chowkidar

Rediff.com8 Apr 2022

I am not sure if Modi can ever act as a chowkidar, even if he wants to. But he can surely act as a thanedar, by ensuring a fast resolution of corruption cases once they come to light. Exemplary action is easier and will burnish his anti-corruption image, argues Debashis Basu.

Stock Markets Unconcerned About Inflation

Stock Markets Unconcerned About Inflation

Rediff.com24 Mar 2022

We have not suffered such huge price shocks across so many basic commodities, at the same time, in decades. Has the inflationary impact of all this been factored into stock prices as yet, asks Debashis Basu.

NSE Rot Goes Deeper

NSE Rot Goes Deeper

Rediff.com11 Mar 2022

The rot is is not limited to Chitra Ramkrishna and the yogi, observed Debashis Basu.

Will Markets Fool Majority Once Again?

Will Markets Fool Majority Once Again?

Rediff.com15 Feb 2022

There are overvaluation and excesses in many pockets of the market. This is most obvious in the IPO market, where loss-making companies have inflicted large losses on investors, observes Debashis Basu.

Tax Torture And Taxtortion

Tax Torture And Taxtortion

Rediff.com2 Feb 2022

The tax department will remain a source of endless nightmares for citizens and 'transparent taxation' will remain an empty slogan and a cruel joke, observes Debashis Basu.

How Covid Gave Investors A Booster Dose

How Covid Gave Investors A Booster Dose

Rediff.com15 Jan 2022

COVID-19 forced people to work from home turned into the fuel for new demat accounts, observes Debashis Basu.

Why Should Govt Be In Fintech?

Why Should Govt Be In Fintech?

Rediff.com15 Dec 2021

The temptation to get into businesses that are hot is perhaps too great for any politician, no matter what his public slogans are. Nehru plunged into hot sectors of his time -- engineering and iron and steel. Modi has plunged into digital payments -- the hot sector of his time, notes Debashis Basu.

History Repeats In Paytm Fiasco

History Repeats In Paytm Fiasco

Rediff.com1 Dec 2021

Even if the Paytm fiasco does not mark the end of the bull run, at least some sanity will return to the wild IPO market, observes Debashis Basu.

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