What is Deflation? Why are falling prices bad for your pockets?
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What is Deflation? Why are falling prices bad for your pockets?

Have you noticed you end up spending more money during the sale season? Some retail therapy never hurt anybody, especially when it comes to good deals and low prices. But what if these prices went down consistently? Your instincts and wallet may think it’s a good thing, but economists believe differently. The rising and falling prices have always been one of the most significant indicators of our economy’s performance. We all know and have experienced how rising prices can hurt an economy. But a little inflation is a good thing. Economists would any day prefer a gradual rise over the constant drop in prices. Let us understand why! 

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You Never Learnt The Actual Law of Demand and Supply.
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You Never Learnt The Actual Law of Demand and Supply.

There are three basic questions in economics; “What to produce?”, “How to produce?” and “For whom to produce?” These questions can be answered by understanding the market demand and supply trends. But have you ever wondered how the market functions smoothly day in and day out? 

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The Quad: A Sinophobic Alliance
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The Quad: A Sinophobic Alliance

The World’s largest democracy, the world’s oldest democracy and two others have come together to form an informal strategic group called Quad. The Quad consists of India, the United States of America, Japan and Australia. The group is formed by countries with varied strengths that all the members can benefit from.

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Dosanomics: Why Higher Interest rates are not Your Friend?
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Dosanomics: Why Higher Interest rates are not Your Friend?

Most people work furiously to cross the boundary of being middle class to reach the goal of living comfortably. But then inflation slaps you so hard that you fall back to the same level from where you started!

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Can Recession be a Fruitful Event?
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Can Recession be a Fruitful Event?

During the financial crisis of 2008, the US economy fell by 4%, and the unemployment rate was close to 10% until 2009. People lost their lives due to unemployment. During the crisis, the US stock market almost fell by almost 50%. People lost their life savings, and the condition was so bad that they lost their homes too.

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What are Recession Proof Stocks
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What are Recession Proof Stocks

“Kaanta Lagaa!!!” This is precisely what all the stock market investors might be feeling as they witness their investment returns and principal getting washed away. This prickly thorn in the way of the stock market’s growth is a recession.  The stock market has steeply fallen to a 13-month low level over the past month (June 2022). It is not just the Indian stock market; the Dow has also fallen to its lowest level since January 2021. 

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Why is India facing a Massive Brain-Drain
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Why is India facing a Massive Brain-Drain

We have seen many Indian-origin CEOs in several multinational billion-dollar companies, and we feel proud as an Indian about that. But do you think that this is good for India? Let’s give it a thought!

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Highest paying jobs in India
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Highest paying jobs in India

“All our dreams can come true if we dare to pursue them.” – Walt Disney.

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ONDC: How it will Impact Indian Online Retailers?
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ONDC: How it will Impact Indian Online Retailers?

On the 29th of April 2022, India launched the initial pilot phase of the open network for digital commerce - ONDC which aims to democratize e-commerce. Described as a ‘game changer’ by Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goel, the ONDC initiative will promote an open platform for all aspects of the exchange of products and services through e - network. The Union minister Piyush Goyal said that ONDC will create new opportunities and remove monopolistic environments.  

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Digital Currency in India
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Digital Currency in India

The current news cycle about a new cryptocurrency bill scheduled to be proposed in parliament has caused a lot of uncertainty. Initially, it sparked a wave of panic trading among cryptocurrency buyers as fears of a probable ban grew.

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Are Mutual Funds completely risk-free?
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Are Mutual Funds completely risk-free?

Let's Offend: Generally, when things go south in a marriage of  two people, there’s at least some alimony involved. But what do 50 million Mutual Funds Investors get when the market hits rock bottom? Baba ji ka?

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Everything about Fiat Currency
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Everything about Fiat Currency

We would often hear our grandparents say that when they were kids, they would get a coin of 25 paise to buy ice cream cones for the whole family. Then, our parents said that they got ₹2 coins to buy those cones. Today, we buy those for ₹50.  It is fascinating how price of a single commodity could take so many shapes, literally. 25 paise coins were round and small. ₹2 coins are a bit bigger. And the ₹50, well, they are no circular metal thing but a piece of rectangular paper.  Ever wondered how they came into existence? How they evolved? What are they backed by? How can a piece of paper hold monetary value? 

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How Does the Government Control Inflation?
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How Does the Government Control Inflation?

A group of robbers entered the minting unit of a country. There were many people inside the unit. The group held all of them hostage. They stayed there for days and started printing money. They printed thousands of currency notes; then millions, then billions. Finally, they stopped at €2.4 billion. And escaped.

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What is Greenflation and its impact on Green Energy Stocks?
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What is Greenflation and its impact on Green Energy Stocks?

Go Green! That’s what they say. Since 6th grade we have been taught that the formation of fossil fuels such as coal takes a long time and that the supply for the same is limited and going green is the solution. 

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What is black money and how does it work?
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What is black money and how does it work?

What do we talk about when we talk about black money and money laundering? Well, in India, it has to start with Vijay Mallya, Kingfisher and then gradually move on to Nirav Modi and his uncle, Mehul Choksi. “With all the kaala dhan they must have stashed in the Swiss Banks, at least 3 of their generations wouldn't have to do any labour!” - being the hackneyed dialogue. 

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What is Cost Push Inflation?
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What is Cost Push Inflation?

We've discussed inflation in a recent blog. It means a reduction in the everyday consumer's purchasing power. This reduction in purchasing power comes from an increase in the prices of goods and services offered in an economy.

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What is FOIR? How to calculate it?
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What is FOIR? How to calculate it?

Loans, debts and everything credit! There are thousands of loans and credit facilities available for people like you and me that we can avail. But at the same time, customers like us are screened under many factors. 

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Taper Tantrum: Everything You Need to Know
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Taper Tantrum: Everything You Need to Know

If you are somewhere connected to the financial industry, you must have gone through this term taper tantrum, haven’t you? You are at the right place to find out everything about taper tantrums. Let’s dive in and decipher this topic.  But to understand this term, we need to understand the history of this term as well as what tapering is?

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