Sebi allows foreign investors to buy shares via primary markets

Representative image. NEW DELHI: Markets regulator Sebi has allowed foreign investors to acquire shares through primary markets in depositories and clearing corporations. Car loan vs used car: Which is better?TomorrowMakers Know the tax benefits after retirementTomorrowMakers Recommended By Colombia Prior to this, foreign investors could acquire shares of depositories and clearing corporations only through secondary … Read more

As 2016 ends, ‘Trumponomics’ tempts investors back to equities: Poll

Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is seen speaking on a television on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Global investors’ equity holdings rose to six-month highs in December on bets that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s promised fiscal … Read more

Investors can still find good dividend stocks in a rising rate environment

There are still plenty of dividend-yielding stocks for investors, even in a rising interest rate environment. Investors do have to pick carefully though, as not every high-yield sector makes sense right now, Josh Duitz of Alpine Funds said on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Thursday. “It depends on the sector. Certainly in consumer staples — where … Read more

Tossing DARTs at the market: Retail investors jump back into stocks

66 SHARES 4 COMMENTSJoin the Discussion Lars Baron | Getty Images The U.S. retail investor returned to the markets with a vengeance in November. Data compiled by Sandler O’Neill indicated that both E*Trade and Charles Schwab saw double-digit increases in daily average revenue trades (DARTs), a standard industry measurement of the level of daily trading. … Read more

Despite Rio Olympic woes, Brazil may still be a winner with investors

The Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are here! For the next two-and-a-half weeks, more than 10,000 athletes representing 204 countries will compete in 28 different sports, entertaining billions of spectators across the globe. Reports of poor-quality facilities and last-minute construction travails by the host country will likely soon give way to the drama … Read more

Big bank investors need to keep an eye on this metric, analyst says

With second-quarter earnings season on the horizon for major U.S. banks, investors should keep an eye on fixed income trading operations, Jeff Harte, a Sandler O’Neill analyst, said Monday. “The credit markets have been a lot more favorable and that is really what hurt first quarter. I mean, we are probably a little ahead of … Read more

Investors have a change of heart on debt

It increasingly looks like the best of times for corporate borrowers but the worst of times for private equity firms. A Dickensian tale is playing out in bond markets, where investment-grade corporate bond issuance took off in February but high-yield issuances remain low and are regarded as practically toxic in 2016. “So far in 2016, … Read more