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India is a big story that isn't going away for 30 years: Jim Walker
Jim Walker, chief economist and investment strategist at Asianomics, is bullish on the long-term prospects of the Indian market, because of its demographic and economic potential. Speaking to Samie Modak on the sidelines of the IIFL Global Investors’ Conference, Walker says the biggest risks for the financial markets emanate from the US.

Gold isn’t behaving the way it should in theory, and investors are worried
What works for gold in practice rarely works in theory. The last three US interest-rate increases that should, all other things being equal, be bad for the metal have seen prices jump in the months that followed.

Has the rupee found its Goldilocks level?
For all the forecasts of a sharp depreciation to 70 per dollar and beyond, the Indian rupee barely budged in 2016, weakening by just 2.6%. It has since then appreciated this year by over 1% to about 67 to a dollar now. That such a stable performance came in a year marked with unprecedented volatility in emerging market currencies amidst unexpected shocks is surprising.

Time to invest in IT again?
In a chat with ET Now, Dhananjay Sinha, Head - Institutional Research- Economist & Strategist, Emkay Global Financial Services Ltd, says present valuations as well as buyback trend make IT attractive again.

Trump’s trade war may put brakes on 8-year global rally
Protectionist policies could be the biggest catalyst that may trigger an end to the 8-year global equity bull market, BofA-ML’s latest monthly survey of 175 global chief investment officers and portfolio managers holding a mind-blowing $543 billion in assets suggested.

Marc Faber: Why Trump's rhetoric will drive up Asian stocks
US President Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric will be good for Asia, pushing the region's stock markets to outperform, said Marc Faber, the publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report. Trump may publish harsh tweets, but that'll only send the Asian markets down for a day or so, Faber, also known as Dr. Doom for his pessimistic views, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday.

Why have emerging market equities done so well so far this year?
As of 15 February, the MSCI World index, a gauge of developed countries’ equity markets, was up 4.7% this year in dollar terms, while the MSCI Emerging Markets index is up 9.2%. Why have emerging markets done better?

Nifty MACD gives sell signal
The Nifty50 failed to hold above its crucial psychological level of 8,800 on Wednesday and formed a long bearish candle on the daily candlestick chart. The index closed below its opening level for the seventh consecutive day in a row, which suggests that the bulls are losing momentum and the bears are slowly making their way to get an upper hand on Dalal Street.

World stocks at 21-month highs on Yellen, US outlook
World stocks hit 21-month peaks on Wednesday and the dollar rose for the 11th straight day, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate rise next month during upbeat comments on the US economy.

'Unwise' to wait too long to hike interest rates: Janet Yellen
Waiting too long to raise interest rates would be "unwise" as economic growth continues and inflation rises, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told Congress on Tuesday. Repeating caution that she and other central bank officials have issued in recent months, Yellen said that even though the Fed expects to hike gradually and to keep policy accommodative, getting rates back to normal levels is important and hikes will be considered ahead.

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