Views about financial markets, market efficiency and adding value through research.

Wisdom of Crowds is a blog about betting against the market. Markets contain the wisdom of crowds and hence any bet against the market is likely to fail. This blog aims to identify where market efficiency breaks down using narratives and numbers.

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A Study on the Biodiesel Market

Biodiesel is produced from waste vegetable oil, soybean oil or animal fat sourced from restaurants, industrial food producers. It is carbon neutral, rapidly biodegradable & non-toxic. By applications, the biodiesel market can be classified into two sections, mainly power generation and transportation. This study will focus on both separately in terms of market research. For…

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Football: The Color of Money

I have two passions in life and they are wildly different. I love analyzing and valuing businesses, which is why I started my blog. I also love sports and by sports I mean football. It’s the perfect balance because my love of financial valuations takes my mind off football and vice-versa. But as a combination,…

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Unprecedented Bull Run? Counter View

This bull run has been nothing short of historic in terms of the public outcry it has generated. Almost every expert (at least  all value investors) globally and domestically has been shocked by this meteoric bull run. The latest GDP figures might be deep in the red but the market is close to all time…

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Strategy: The Right Financing Mix for your Company

Debt is bad. At least that’s the conventional wisdom among most investors, especially in India. Yet in a survey conducted by Mckinsey, CFOs all over the world were asked to rate their choice of financing and the results were somewhat surprising: Retained Earnings Straight debt Convertible Debt External Common Equity Preferred Stock Convertible Preferred Stock…

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