All stories by Debashis Basu
Global Dark Economy Clouds Hover Over IndiaRediff.com30 Aug 2023
'Rhetoric and chest-thumping are running high on India's recent growth record.'
'But will the giant waves developing elsewhere allow us to sail smoothly into fair winds?' asks Debashis Basu.
Will Jio MF Disrupt MF Business?Rediff.com21 Aug 2023
While Jio MF will undoubtedly grow in size, it will have to cross multiple hurdles even to emerge as the market leader, observes Debashis Basu.
Banks' Digital Push Risks Customers' SafetyRediff.com28 Jul 2023
We as customers have to be conscious and careful to sidestep numerous types of frauds made possible under a mindless shift to a digital ecosystem without customer-redress procedures, warns Debashis Basu.
Senseless To Predict Nifty DirectionRediff.com12 Jul 2023
Very often, 'sentiment' drives prices well beyond what is warranted and it is hard to forecast market sentiment, explains Debashis Basu.
Let's Hope India Gets Lucky With GrowthRediff.com2 Jun 2023
After bumbling for years since 2014, the Modi government seems to believe that massive government expenditure will lead us to prosperity supported by 'seat-of-the-pants' decision-making, observes Debashis Basu.
Adani Stocks: What Price Rigging?Rediff.com29 May 2023
The Adani stock price saga will pass into public memory as one of those matters that simply escaped being nailed down, perhaps because too many vested interests were involved, notes Debashis Basu.
Taxing The Rich To Please The PoorRediff.com15 May 2023
Taxing the rich will fetch nothing; only votes, argues Debashis Basu.
How To Make Banks Treat Customers FairlyRediff.com10 Apr 2023
Nobody is held accountable for lapses, no matter how badly it affects the person or business whose accounts are frozen. Nor is there compensation for losses. Most people get to know their accounts are blocked only when a cheque bounces, points out Debashis Basu.
Adani Stocks: Was Price Rigging Allowed?Rediff.com9 Mar 2023
The Adani story has only one angle -- how the stocks were rigged up to ridiculous heights, the Hindenburg report on gross overvaluation, followed by the vertical free fall of Adani stocks, points out Debashis Basu.
What Went Wrong For Adani StocksRediff.com28 Feb 2023
The 'sudden volatility' in Adani stocks is entirely due to a series of events that was extreme and unique, and played out in too short a period. Investors and regulators pretended that it wasn't so. But then, along came Hindenburg, which forced some eyes to open, points out Debashis Basu.
FTX Failure: Lessons To Be LearntRediff.com16 Dec 2022
Damage from new shenanigans can be contained if regulators move quickly when something does not smell right, counsels Debashis Basu.
Is India Witnessing A Silent Bull Market?Rediff.com24 Nov 2022
The most important positive of India's stealth bull market is earnings growth across different sectors, explains Debashis Basu.
MFs Are Putting Investors' Money At RiskRediff.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!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?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?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?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 LearnRediff.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?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 RulesRediff.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.