Archive for April 7th, 2016

Was deregulation or overregulation responsible for the 2008 crisis?

April 7, 2016

The purpose of this post was primarily to introduce this new finance blog called – Spontaneous Finance (HT: Alt-M blog). For the uninitiated, spontaneous order was a term popularised by Austrian school. So the blog as one would expect mixes finance ideas with Mises, Menger, Hayek etc. And even more interestingly, the blogger Julien Noizet works as an analyst in finance industry.

In his inaugral post at alt-m, Noizet sums his core thoughts:

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What are the three things that make a city smart? Walkability, Walkability and Walkability..

April 7, 2016

It is like this question – What are the three things that matter in retail trade? location, location and location.

Likewise, what matters in any city or wannabe smart city is its walkability quotient. It is not that smart city means fancy buildings, technology and cars everywhere. It just means ensuring that walking is facilitated using the technologies.

Sanjeev Sanyal explains in this must read article:

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Further nudging to simplify mutual funds in India

April 7, 2016

Dhirendra Kumar of Value Research has a nice bit of info on mutual funds. If things go as per plan, we should look at simpler mutual funds going ahead. SEBI has been nudging to make this industry simpler and transparent for a while now. This is another such step.

In the new scheme of things, SEBI proposes to ask all MF companies to restrict their mutual funds to just one or two across six categories:

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