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Capitalmind looks at stocks, bonds, funds and the macro to bring you their view on the Indian financial markets. We discuss all things related to investing at our focussed podcast that keeps it simple. For more, go to capitalmind.in and to invest with us, visit capitalmindwealth.com

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Capitalmind looks at stocks, bonds, funds and the macro to bring you their view on the Indian financial markets. We discuss all things related to investing at our focussed podcast that keeps it simple. For more, go to capitalmind.in and to invest with us, visit capitalmindwealth.com

    How arbitrage funds might have systemic risk on a tax-rule change

    How arbitrage funds might have systemic risk on a tax-rule change

    "If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck", goes the saying. Arbitrage mutual funds are actually taxed as equity funds but they actually behave as debt funds.
    And this tax arbitrage of arbitrage funds is what the regulators may be looking to fix.
    In light of this, we have our latest episode of the Capitalmind Podcast, where we dive into the intriguing world of arbitrage mutual funds, also known as arb funds.
    In this shorter episode, our hosts, Deepak and Shray, explores the role these funds play in your investment portfolio and delves into the impact of recent changes in debt mutual fund taxation on arbitrage funds.
    Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect from this episode
    The Role of Arbitrage Funds: Discover the peculiar position these funds hold, being described as equity funds but offering debt-like returns.  Taxation Changes and Their Effects: Explore how the recent changes in the income tax code could potentially affect arbitrage funds. Deepak shares his insights on the first and second-order effects of these tax changes and highlights the potential short-term buying opportunities that may arise. Risk-Free and Low-Risk Investment Options: Understand the investment landscape going forward in the likely new tax environment. Discover what alternative options exist for risk-free or low-risk investments in light of these changes. Here are five key questions that will be answered in this episode
    What role do arbitrage funds play in your investment portfolio? How will recent changes in debt mutual fund taxation impact arbitrage funds? What are the first and second-order effects of tax changes on arb funds? What risk-free or low-risk investment options are available in the likely new tax environment? How significant is the presence of arbitrage funds in the stock market, and what does it mean for overall market volumes? Join us as we unravel the complexities of arbitrage mutual funds and gain a deeper understanding of their implications for your investment strategy.
    Show Notes & References 01:00 What do arbitrage funds (arb funds) do and where they fit in your investment portfolio?
    08:30 Why didn’t arb funds become the FD replacement?
    12:30 How big are arbitrage funds and what does that mean as a percentage of total volumes/positions on the stock market?
    18:45 Arbitrage Funds are a huge part of our market and it's a problem. Why?
    21:30 First and Second order effects of taxing arb funds like debt
    34:00 What are the advice or takeaways?
    If you have any feedback, ideas for future topics, or questions, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at podcast[at]capitalmind[dot]in.
    For those seeking professional wealth management services for portfolios exceeding 50 lakh, visit Capitalmind Wealth. 

    • 44 min
    [Podcast] Here’s why taxes impact your investing decisions

    [Podcast] Here’s why taxes impact your investing decisions

    "Taxation is the price we pay for civilisation," as the saying goes. But what happens when the price tag keeps going up?
    You may have thought you understood the friendly taxation system, until a new rule comes up that leaves you feeling like you've been sucker-punched. That's what recently happened when the government took away the tax efficiency of debt mutual funds and increased taxation. Suddenly, investors were left wondering how this would impact their investments and whether they needed to change their strategies.
    In this episode of our podcast, Deepak and Shray delve into the conversation around the new taxation rules for debt funds. They ask the tough questions that many investors are likely asking themselves such as:
    whether taxation should be a factor when investing in equities, what to do with existing debt funds, whether foreign investing is still exciting after all the taxes. But it's not all doom and gloom. They also explore other investment options such as MLDs, Gold, Real Estate, Startups, AIFs, and ETFs.
    Taxes are indeed taxing. But who knows, maybe someday Pink Floyd will come up with a new hit single titled "We don't need no TAXES." Until then, tune in to our podcast to stay informed and keep your investing game strong.
    Don't miss out on the show notes and references for this episode, where you'll find timestamps for each topic covered. So grab a drink, relax, and join us as we explore the fascinating and ever-changing world of investing and taxation.
    Show Notes & References Click here for the Google Sheet
    8:50 Now all debt instruments are taxed similarly, isn't it now a fair system?
    18:45 What should I do with my existing debt funds?
    27:00 Should taxation be a factor while investing in equities?
    33:00 In stocks, should you sell underperforming stocks and move to other stocks?
    36:00 What about  MLDs, Gold & Real Estate.
    53:00 How investments in startups are taxed?
    56:00 What about AIFs and ETFs?
    1:05:30 Is foreign investing still exciting after all the taxes?
    1:09:00 Final thoughts

    • 1 hr 12 min
    How does short selling work?

    How does short selling work?

    “A market without bears would be like a nation without a free press. There would be no one to criticize and restrain the false optimism that always leads to disaster”
    - Bernard Baruch
    Short selling is mostly misunderstood and often demonized. Quite understandable, it's difficult to put your head around a concept that involves selling something that you don’t already own. But, it’s not as sinister as it is made out to be. Markets have enough checks and balances to accommodate short sellers and maintain their balance.
    Recently, we saw Adani group stocks come under attack by a US-based short seller which resulted in the marketcap of the group falling more than 50% within a month.
    This sparked a discussion on the concept of short selling. We're not going to talk about the specifics of this short by Hindebug. Instead, in this episode, we will talk about the nuances of short selling, their impact on the market, and dive deeper into how the whole thing works.
    Join, Deepak & Shray, as they talk about:
    How does short selling work? Is short selling always to bring down a stock? The operational aspects of short selling in India and the US? Examples of different short trades & how they played out Which market players, except short sellers, also short stocks? Show Notes & References 1:10 What is short selling
    5:15 Why people would do short selling?
    11:30 Are HFTs also market makers? Or speculators?
    13:30 Paul Tudor Jones and the 80s crash
    19:30 How do Indians short a stock?
    23:00 How do US traders generally short a stock?
    33:00 NSEL fiasco
    42:00 Do arbitrage mutual funds also short sells stocks?
    45:00 How does a foreign fund short an Indian stock?
    47:00 Should short selling be illegal?
    49:00 Can a PMS (like us) go short and benefit from such trades?
    54:30 The thing called "short squeeze" and stories from far & recent past

    • 1 hr 6 min
    What led to the crisis at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)?

    What led to the crisis at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)?

    Things escalate and hit the fan very quickly in banking. It's fascinating to see how banks go belly-up for the same fundamental reasons but in an entirely unique way each time.
    It's like being served the same romantic comedy story again and again with different actors, locations, and songs. But, these banking crisis stories are not as enjoyable and they hurt real people financially and emotionally.
    In this episode, we discuss the crisis at Silicon Valley Bank.
    How this seemingly robust, conservative, bank with $180 billion in deposits tumbled down in just a couple of days. All was good with the Silicon Valley Bank until, one day, it wasn't.
    NO, there was no accounting scam. This isn't like Enron. 
    NO, there wasn't any irresponsible speculative betting. This isn't like Lehman. 
    This time it's a different story. But, with the same result. 
    Listen in as Deepak and Shray tell you everything you need to know about the Silicon Valley Bank crisis: 
    What actually happened?  What could SVB have done differently starting a year ago? Understand how rising interest rates affect the business of banking What is going to happen next? Lessons for the future If you enjoy Capitalmind Podcast, tweet to us @capitalmind_in and let us know. It doesn't take more than 2 minutes and is the fuel that keeps us going.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The problem with "adjusted" financial accounts

    The problem with "adjusted" financial accounts

    Anyone who thinks financial accounting is boring hasn't seen the creativity in some of the financial statements. Not just in India but across the world.
    In this podcast, Deepak and Shray discuss the shenanigans of financial accounting while referencing various case studies from the business world. This discussion is important because "new age" businesses in India have started reporting "adjusted" accounting statements along with standard reports.
    While we do understand the need for "adjusted" metrics to gauge the health of a business. Especially when the nature of business is unconventional and may not be represented well by the existing reporting system. But more often than not, such adjustments are used for misguiding investors. 
    Listen in to figure out: 
    Why do businesses need to report adjusted earnings? How cheques, affiliates, GMVs, and ESOPs are used for creative accounting?  If such reporting is legal, why should investors care? How do you recognize whether adjustments are real or not? Show notes and time stamps
    1:50   - What’s the big issue with showing adjusted revenues?
    10:20 - Shenanigans of adjusting revenues go back to the days of AOL (1990s)
    13:45 - Argument of using the contribution margin
    23:00 - How do “adjusted” numbers mislead stakeholders?
    27:30 - Examples of creatively using metrics to manipulate numbers?
    52:40 - VCs & Investors want “adjusted” metrics to understand business performance
    1:00:00 - How to recognize if adjustments are real or not?

    • 1 hr 14 min
    SEBI takes a big chunk of income away from stock brokers

    SEBI takes a big chunk of income away from stock brokers

    Stockbroking is a unique business enabling millions of people to trade billions of dollars of stocks with unknown counterparties. All trades, in this highly regulated ecosystem, are executed seamlessly, settled correctly, and recorded meticulously.
    It’s fascinating to see how far India has come in making this ecosystem world-class and in some cases, the best in the world.
    In this podcast, Deepak and Shray discuss the nuances of stock broking and how proposed regulations will impact the stock broking industry. They discuss, in detail, the role of stock brokers, regulators (SEBI), clearing corporations, exchanges, and investors.
    As an investor, how brokers are regulated doesn’t impact you directly. Yet, it is important to figure out what happens to your money when you click that buy/sell button on your app.
    Listen in as we talk about:
    How does stock broking work in its present form? What are the new regulations proposed? How will these regulations impact the stock brokers? How will it benefit the investors? Timestamps:
    02:10 - How trades are settled by your broker and exchange? Earlier and Now?
    14:15 - Moving from t+2 to t+1 in settling share transactions
    16:20 - Now clearing corporation holds the transactions before settlement. Is it safe?
    21:15 - The practice of commingling (shares & money) and regulations around it
    40:00 - Drying up float income and the new role of a broker?
    44:00 - How much does “no float income” hurt the broker?
    52:30 - Will these regulations, meant to protect investors, actually lead to an increase in brokerage charges?
    55:10 - Can these regulations prove to be counterproductive?
    1:03:00 - Closing remarks

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Dubsie77 ,

Very Informative

Thank you Deepak and team for pricing a deep and informative perspective on varied topics that directly impact us.

rjarorqaaa ,

One star less due to Shray

The podcast is really good. But I am deducting 1 star due to Shray's frequent and annoying interruptions before Deepak even completes his sentence.

iamcollin ,

Great podcasts

Watched the podcast of Kunal shah of Cred. Absolute gold in terms of information.

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