After witnessing unprecedented stability over the past couple of years, the INR has turned highly volatile and, in recent months, seems to have consistently lost value against the US Dollar (USD). A key reason for this can be attributed to Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) outflows. In the current financial year (FY 18-19) till date, FPIs have withdrawn INR 62,700 crores from Indian markets (roughly USD 9.5 bn). Fixed income witnessed Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) outflows of INR 42,000 crores accounting for 2/3rd of the entire outflow while equities saw outflows of INR 20,700 crores.
Don't mess with Texas. It's a global oil superpower.
The shale oil boom has brought a gold rush mentality to the Lone Star State, which is home to not one but two massive oilfields.
We’ve all heard the ancient adage “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. This applies to even the minute aspects of life, including how you allocate the wealth in your portfolio.
The Indian rupee slumped to an all-time low as a resurgence in crude prices and the emerging-market selloff took a toll on the currency of the world’s third-biggest oil consumer.
Debt and fixed income securities are some of the most underrated, but essential, assets in a portfolio. Unlike fixed deposits or even equities, they generate a consistent stream of returns and can provide you with protection during adverse economic market events. They are crucial 'diversifiers' that everyone should consider in their portfolio.
The Dallas–Fort Worth economy continued to expand at a torrid pace. The May jobs report showed the metro area growing at a 3.7 percent annualized rate in the first five months of the year, adding a total of 55,500 net new jobs. The unemployment rate remained near record lows, and the Dallas and Fort Worth business-cycle indexes posted above-trend growth. Home-price appreciation moderated in Dallas in the first quarter but stayed strong in Fort Worth. Housing affordability improved slightly in the first quarter but was lower in Dallas relative to other major Texas metros as well as the U.S.
In a reversal from last year, the U.S. dollar has strengthened against other major currencies in 2018, reflecting rising U.S. rates, expectations of more Federal Reserve rate hikes and recent sluggish economic data outside the U.S. While U.S. dollar strength has broad implications for earnings and markets, it also has a direct impact on the performance of international equity allocations for U.S. investors. Most international equity strategies are un-hedged, which generally benefits U.S. investors in periods of dollar weakness but creates a headwind for returns when the dollar is strengthening.
(CNN Money) — Facing a crackdown on their favorite visa to enter the United States, hundreds of wealthy Indians are turning to another program that fast tracks immigrants to a green card.
It is not easy being a citizen of India who wants to live and work in the U.S. and become a legal permanent resident and possibly a citizen of the U.S. We know – – we represent many of them.
Commercial real estate execs are traditionally an upbeat bunch.
The latest read on the industry's mood forecasts another strong year in 2018 -- even better than previously expected six months ago.
Commercial real estate execs credit the federal tax cuts, which benefit many companies and high net worth investors with helping to boost their attitudes about the rest of this year.
The Urban Land Institute surveyed four dozen of the commercial property sector's top economists and analysts for its semi annual economic forecast.