I have worked in the financial industry as a strategist/economist for over 25-years in investment banks in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. I have covered a range of financial products including bonds, interest rates, equities and foreign exchange. I am currently working in Singapore for a North American Bank as a Senior Emerging Markets Strategist.
I hold an honours degree in economics and a masters degree in economics and finance and have developed a comprehensive knowledge of economic and financial theory during my studies and in my employment.
I am regularly consulted by the press/media for my views on markets and economies appearing regularly on business channels such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Channel News Asia, and Reuters TV.
I am also regularly quoted in various newspapers including the Financial Times and Wall St. Journal as well as various newswires including Reuters, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Dow Jones and many others.
March 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm
I love your site. Keep it up !
March 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm
Hi Mitul, I was directed to your blog by my colleague Amar Pabari. Unfortunately I think you are spot on with your prognosis. What have you personally done to protect your wealth if I may ask? Gold is overdone I think, there must be alternatives?
March 31, 2009 at 10:13 pm
Thanks for your mail. I must admit that the magnitude has shocked me and for this reason as with many other investors I have watched my shareholdings sink. It really has made me question the long standing view that equities are a good long term investment. I do think however, that there will be some great opportunities over the coming months. Gold may still be a good bet especially if inflation fears get out of hand due to the quantitative easing carried out by central banks such as the BoE. Oil also looks like it has found a firm base and the likelihood of cyclical upswing next year together with reduced supply could see oil prices surge over the medium term. Even some high grade corporate bonds have seen an improvement in demand as investors have shunned the low quality debt. I have been speaking to a lot of foreign investors over recent weeks and many are starting to look at UK assets as good value both due to a massive drop in the pound but also due to the slide in real estate values. I think markets will stabilise as we go into the second half of the year and that point there will be opportunities to start picking up cheap assets.
April 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Hope all is good in HK?
Mits, Seema & kids
April 1, 2009 at 6:55 pm
Good to hear from you and thanks for the feedback. Just got to add posts to the blog to make sure I keep it active. Hope all is well with Seema and the kids. If you come out to Asia it would be great to see you in Hong Kong.
April 11, 2009 at 5:59 am
I totally appreciate your efforts and understand the challenges in keeping the blog/site up to date. Your commentaries are great and your layout is pleasant if I may say so.
April 19, 2009 at 2:59 pm
Thanks a lot for your feedback. I must admit the easy part was setting the blog up. The hard part is keeping it updated. In theory it should be a good way for me to lay out my thoughts (outside of my day job) whilst hopefully adding something new to the debate on the issues covered.
June 17, 2009 at 3:55 pm
I have stopped reading everything else and this is now the first site I open every weekday morning.. great commentaries as usual from the guru as I’d like to call ya..
keep up the good work.
June 22, 2009 at 10:23 am
Thanks Clement, glad you like it.
July 15, 2009 at 8:15 am
enjoy reading your commentaries Mitul – great insight
September 10, 2009 at 6:37 pm
I have been following your blog for a while and even though some of it heavy going for a ‘scientist’ like me I do enjoy it and its informative.
I am keen to understand as a layman how I should view gold in the current climate as an investor possibly looking to invest over a period of 6-12 months…
Hope all is well in HK
September 16, 2009 at 10:08 pm
I am no expert about gold prices. But here is some thoughts. Gold is usually a great inflation hedge or a safe haven asset in times of risk aversion. At the moment none of these apply as inflation is benign and risk appetite has substantially improved. Gold is however, benefitting from a massive liquidity led rally due to the huge wall of cash out there. If you are really interested in investing in gold then it may be wise to wait for prices to pull back. Eventually gold prices are likely to rise further, especially as the dollar weakens over coming months, but the run up in gold prices over recent weeks looks rather rapid in my view and maybe liable to some profit taking.
September 22, 2009 at 8:59 am
Great work! Keep it up. Very fresh, current and pointed. Being an ex-bullion trader in Toronto and FX trader in NY, I can appreciate your work very much. Unfortunately, we could not share your thoughts during our time.
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October 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm
Your Blog is Excellent!..
Very informative and interesting. I am glad that I came across your profile on LinkedIn. Even I have a passion for Forex and therefore I have done both my Masters focussing on Forex.
November 20, 2009 at 11:24 am
Hi Mits, what a fantastic Blog, Great work
January 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm
i like your coments on every fild.tell me some thing about stock market in india.
January 24, 2010 at 4:43 am
I am following your blog from some time. I am working as forex trader in ICICI banks in mumbai from last 4 years.
Can i add you on my reuters massanger or IM medium.
Any ways thanks for your insight into the market.
January 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm
Sure Mukul, please go ahead.
April 20, 2010 at 11:02 am
August 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Very informative website.
Saw your interview on Bloomberg TV last week; enjoyed listening to your insights.
As a result, from your excellent economic knowledge, I am actually beginning to think of pursing a M.A. in Economics.
PS. Hopefully you use Calypso as a tool! : )
Bhavin P. Kapadia
BA – Interest Rate Derivatives
CALYPSO, San Francisco, USA
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September 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm
I would be grateful if you could get back to me regarding my query.
January 24, 2011 at 8:41 pm
Came to your site thru LinkedIn.
I am trying to gauge the impact of the Queensland floods on AUD. Now I learnt about the possible correlation between gold prices and AUD.
With Gold exports being important to Australia ($14 bn) falling gold prices could affect AUD. Your comments would be useful.
February 19, 2011 at 10:46 pm
I AM A BEGINNER IN FOREX TRADING . PLEASE ALWAYS INCLUDE YOUR COMMENTS ON FOREX MARKET
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I GOT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU THROUGH FXCM REAL TIME NEW AND WAS VERY PLEASED WITH COMMENTS ON FOREX FOR 2011. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ABOUT ERU/USD
MANY THANKS AND REGARDS
March 21, 2011 at 4:25 am
Am a big fan of the blog, any thoughts on turning it into a book?
April 2, 2011 at 2:12 am
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April 6, 2011 at 8:48 pm
I AM REALLY ENJOYING YOUR ARTICLES AND BENEFITING IN FOREX…………. MANY MANY THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU
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May 17, 2012 at 9:36 am
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