Will Coronavirus Lead to a Recession?
Economy

Will Coronavirus Lead to a Recession?

Coronavirus Pushing Us Into Recession? Coronavirus has hit the economy hard indeed.Are we entering into a recession post lockdown? There’s a funny Cricket video on YouTube in which a fielder on the boundary puts in an intense dive and slides to save the boundary and also manages to save it but, in his effort takes off the pants (the lower slips off due to the impact of dive and slide). On the one hand, the spectators appreciate the effort but they can not stop laughing when they see the player without pants. Now, imagine the boundary as pandemic and pants as the economy. While the government is doing everything to control the spread of the pandemic, the economy is suffering in parallel.

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Walmart strategy- Everyday Low Pricing Model
Economy

Walmart strategy- Everyday Low Pricing Model

We see a lot of supermarket chains around us. Big Bazaar, D-Mart, V-Mart are some names that have gone huge and later released their IPO. Supermarket chains have expanded from metro cities to now smaller towns. One thing that unequivocally attracts people to the Supermarkets stores is their low pricing. They buy and sell in huge volumes and thus can generate economies of scale that normal Kirana Stores cannot. This piece talks about how Wal-Mart’s famous revenue model works and has the retail sector been able to generate benefits for consumers through this model.

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How to decrypt the cryptocurrency?
Investing

How to decrypt the cryptocurrency?

‘Bitcoin’ became a popular term a couple of years ago. The buzz it created all over the world can be fathomed with an observation that people would rarely know about Blockchain Technology, but they knew about Bitcoin. It was as if they did not know what a mobile phone is but they know what Samsung does. However, this cannot be blamed on people. Blockchain technology came as a revolution. Started with a research paper in 1992, it came into being in 2009; and the first application of blockchain was the Bitcoin. This piece talks about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Ripple, Ethereum, and so on. The concept of functioning of all cryptocurrencies is the same.

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Covid-19 Crisis: Three Industrial Sectors Remain unharmed
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Covid-19 Crisis: Three Industrial Sectors Remain unharmed

Three industrial sectors are still going strong amidst the crisis.Which are these and how are they doing it? If we tell you that there are certain things that have not been affected at all by the devastation that Coronavirus has caused, how would you react? We are not kidding, there are three industrial sectors that have somehow remained untouched by the effect of Covid-19 and since the 21-day lockdown has been initiated, these industrial sectors may stand strong at the end of all this as well.

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Financial Emergency- Article 360 of Indian Constitution
Economy

Financial Emergency- Article 360 of Indian Constitution

The Financial Emergency A country already in an economic slowdown, all activities at halt plagued by fears of the Coronavirus pandemic, the free messaging services of WhatsApp, and the audience that would believe everything it gets on its phone. All this became perfect ingredients for fake news doing rounds on 24th March 2020. The message, also picked by some media houses, said that the Prime Minister Office would impose ‘Financial Emergency’ in the country. Though this information was busted a few hours later, us as citizens need to know what would happen in case the ‘Financial Emergency’ is imposed upon the nation. The provisions would help us understand the implications of what has never been invoked in the independent history of India.

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Types of Mutual Fund Schemes in India and its Benefit.
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Types of Mutual Fund Schemes in India and its Benefit.

Saving money without the intention to invest is utter waste. “But where to invest?” is one question we constantly ponder upon. I have heard people saying that, in olden days, the bank was the only option for those looking for a safe haven for their money. But things have changed a lot now. You have a wide range of options to choose from. A new investment scheme pops up every day. But when you are offered a lot of options, you usually give way to confusion. Mutual funds investment emerges as one of the best options in the market. Mutual funds are investment vehicles that make your ride towards your financial goals easier. 

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Coronavirus Update: Govt. Caps Prices of Sanitizers & Mask.
Economy

Coronavirus Update: Govt. Caps Prices of Sanitizers & Mask.

Government has capped the prices of sanitizers and masks.What all is being done to fight Coronavirus? If you would have interacted with stock traders (not investors) who always speculate the prices of stocks and put their money accordingly, you would have heard much time of their speculation going wrong. It so happens that they buy stocks in bulk at a higher price because they do not speculate the prices to go down. Afterward, when the prices go down, they regret having paid a higher price. Something similar must have happened with people who would have bought masks & sanitizer in panic (at a higher price) post the outbreak of Coronavirus. The government has capped the rate of sanitizers and masks to provide some relief to the people in these hard times. The private manufacturers have also welcomed this step by the government and are scaling their production to meet the rising demand in the market. What has the government decided exactly, read on to find out?

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How Stocks are Included in an Index?
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How Stocks are Included in an Index?

Every day we come across the news stating that Sensex rose by 200 points, or Nifty fell by 100 points. All such news denotes just one thing- the performance of the market. If Sensex or Nifty rises, the market has performed better than yesterday; or if it falls, it has performed poorer than yesterday.

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Reality of Coronavirus Test in India: Covid-19 Update
Economy

Reality of Coronavirus Test in India: Covid-19 Update

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in India is still less than many other countries. Is it because of lesser tests being conducted? Besides being the largest bird, Ostrich is also known for its special characteristic to ignore adversity. And the way it does that is even more weird. Whenever an Ostrich senses trouble, it buries its head under the sand (or in the ground if possible) and this way it feels safe. The key here is that the trouble isn’t actually going away but the Ostrich is feeling safe although it actually isn’t. Is this safe for the Ostrich? Not at all!

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Everything about Subprime Home Loan Crisis
Economy

Everything about Subprime Home Loan Crisis

Subprime loan crisis Loans have proved to be the critical aspect of any economy. It acts as a bridge leading to the unreachable needs and impossible dreams. The doors of the bank would be the first thing we would be knocking once we run out of options. Whether you wanted to buy a new home or finance your educational goals or any of your need for that matter. But one cannot ignore the fact that the same loan has laid the road to recession in the past. 

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Crude Oil Price : Why Prices are Falling
Economy

Crude Oil Price : Why Prices are Falling

The 3 basic needs of humankind that include food, shelter and clothes have evolved over time and now, few more things have been added to this list like electricity, internet etc. This is at an individual level. However, if you consider an entire nation then fulfilling these needs is almost impossible without one thing and that’s crude oil. Crude oil doesn’t affect our life directly but it’s an indirect basic need of our life. This basic need was controlled by a global cartel called OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) along with Russia & US till now. Whenever a government was questioned about rising oil prices, it blamed the international oil prices. But, the nation never questioned that why can’t these prices be controlled at an international level? But now the things have changed with Saudi Arabia breaking the cartel and engaging in a price war.

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Indian Q3 GDP Growth Rate: What to Expect?
Economy

Indian Q3 GDP Growth Rate: What to Expect?

Q3 GDP growth rate figures have been released. But, what do they imply?  In the last few years, Indian Cricket team has seen numerous nail-biting finishes due to strategy implemented by MS Dhoni.

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Expect a Surprise with H&M and Sabyasachi Collaboration
Entrepreneurship

Expect a Surprise with H&M and Sabyasachi Collaboration

H&M will be selling Sarees in its stores from this April. What prompted H&M to do this and what’s the plan? Read and find out in today’s article

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Cornonavirus Impact on India
Economy

Cornonavirus Impact on India's Industries

Coronavirus is still killing people. But, how has it affected Indian industries? Read and find out in today’s article

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Budget 2020 for investors: Effects of DDT abolition
Investing

Budget 2020 for investors: Effects of DDT abolition

Every year the entire country waits for the budget. People look forward to the budget with optimism for the future. The budget too always seems to promise as if it will solve the problems for the nation.

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Air India Sale: Tata Group Bidding Strategically
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Air India Sale: Tata Group Bidding Strategically

Once upon a time there lived a man named Jamshed who owned a large scale business. Jamshed was in his early thirties, doing well in life and had his future plans sorted as well. So, he got married. Two years later he was blessed with a son.

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 Economic Impact of the Indian Premier League
Economy

Economic Impact of the Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League is round the corner.What are the financial aspects related to it? A few months down the line Indians would compete with each other to prove their dominance and for this, they’ll take help from the foreigners too. This would take place as a festival of sorts. People will support their states instead of the country. And, we’ll witness a distorted form of the ‘Gentleman’s Game’ in the form of an extravaganza. Indian Premier League (IPL) which is casually referred to as ‘Cricketainment’ will start by the end of March. And, since it is not just about Cricket but more of entertainment, it will bring with itself some repercussions that are not truly aligned with the spirit of the game. Besides this, the economics of IPL churns in millions and billions of rupees.

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Union Budget 2020: Highlights, Analysis & Opinion
Economy

Union Budget 2020: Highlights, Analysis & Opinion

Union Budget 2020 was presented by our FM. Did it meet our expectations? A man resided in a desert along with his Camel. The conditions that were already harsh were slowly getting worse, and it was tough for both of them to sustain. The camel had faithfully serviced his master for long so, it had high hopes that the master would take good care of it. Finally, a day came when they had to start their journey in order to shift to the nearest city. Before starting the long journey, the camel had to eat in bulk and the Camel expected a satiating treat. But, alas! The man offered some Cumin seeds (Jeera in Hindi) to the camel and started the journey. Now imagine the desert as economy, the man as the government and the camel as common people.

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