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Hedgeloop is a privately-held Investment Advisory and Technology firm. We build high impact, self-learning trading strategies using machine learning and deep learning techniques across global markets.

What We Do

Our high alpha investment strategies cover ‘idea generation’ to ‘trade execution’ that leverage the cause and effect of Capital, Timeline, Risk, and Return. Hedgeloop deploys over 10,000 independent variables in its investment approach spanning factors such as Fundamental, Quantitative, Macro, and Sentiment. Our research and trade advisory are diversified across leading markets/ economies and covers major asset classes.

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Economic Roundup, June 28, 2019

Economic Environment:External debt, current account deficit and fiscal deficit


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

Three key macroeconomic indicators – total external debt, current account deficit and fiscal deficit – are not boding well for India. They are all high, putting India deeper in the red. This, combined with foreign money raising stock market valuations to highs and lingering troubles in the banking sector, should corporate earnings next month not demonstrate a heathy business sector, could show divergence between market valuations...

Economic Roundup, June 07, 2019

Economic Environment:Consumer Confidence and Future Expectations, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) policy


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

The jobs situation in the country appears to be impacting confidence and future expectations of consumers. Both indices have turned downward. This has been a chronic issue and should be dealt with by the government. All eyes, therefore, would be on the government budget. The RBI has cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.75 percent from 6 percent.

Economic Roundup, May 31, 2019

Economic Environment:Growth, Foreign Institutional Investment (FII), and Imports


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

As we feared all along, India’s prime minister Modi’s second term has begun on a difficult note for the Indian economy. India’s growth has decreased to 5.8% in the first quarter (January – March 2019) of the year, slower than China’s and thereby losing its status as the world’s fastest growing major economy. This combined with slowing exports will pressure the foreign reserves position of India this year. India, at the moment, has about 8 months of dollar reserves to pay for its imports...

Economic Roundup, May 24,2019

Economic Environment:Election results


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

Elections gave a resounding victory to prime minister Modi, surprisingly a bigger win than in 2014 amid farmer distress, youth unemployment, high income inequality, a stressed and corrupt financial system inherited from his Congress predecessor’s years, and the promise of a basic income for 50 million of the country’s poorest families by the Congress. This shows the lack of leadership depth in Indian politics, a big political risk, as the people flocked to Modi and picked the devil they know no matter the promises of the discredited Sonia..

Economic Roundup, May 17,2019

Economic Environment:Exit polls, Oil price, Exports and Trade Deficit


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

Exit polls across the board, though doubtful in their accuracy, predict a second term for the incumbent NDA government. This should be encouraging for the markets because of expectations of continuity of reforms and market-friendly policies. Oil price is firming up because of the tense US-Iran standoff.This is pressuring India’s trade deficit especially when exports are uncertain to grow due to the tentative global economy.What to expect from the markets next week?

Economic Roundup, May 10,2019

Economic Environment:Manufacturing, US-China Trade War, Iran and Oil Price


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

As an indication that the Indian economy is slowing, India’s industrial production contracted by 0.1 per cent in March, the lowest in 21 months due to a slowdown in manufacturing. As a knock-on effect of the US-China trade war, India may be expecting some parts of the global US supply chain to move to the country but that may not be so. India will have to rely on the domestic market because of changes in the structure of the world economy to increasingly locate the supply chain on home...

Economic Roundup, May 03,2019

Economic Environment:Slowdown in the fourth quarter (Q4) of fiscal year (FY) 2019


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

Data from Q4 of FY 2019 showing economic slowdown due to lower aggregate demand, investment and exports validates the stance of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that growth needs to be supported. As we have discussed earlier, the dovish leanings of global central banks are holding up the global economy and the financial markets. It appears that beginning in the United States and other developed economies, due to automation, the world economy is seeing a gradual..

Economic Roundup, April 26,2019

Economic Environment:US economy and India economy


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

US economy has performed well above expectations in the first quarter of 2019. As we have said earlier, this can largely be attributed to Federal Reserve continuing to signal (as also expected next week) that it will pause on any further rate increases because of slowdown in the rest of the world economy. Also, the Federal Reserve has slowed down its process of balance sheet normalization so that it does not adversely impact liquidity..

Economic Roundup, April 19,2019

Economic Environment:Jet Airways, oil price and global economic slowdown


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

Banks’ exposure to Jet Airways shutting down operations and the firming of the oil price have pressured the Indian financial markets and the rupee because of potential impact on monetary policy transmission for raising domestic investment and on the current account deficit. The markets are on a high, so any bad news is triggering profit booking and forcing the markets down. Slowdown in Europe and Japan is also souring the market sentiment..

Economic Roundup, April 12,2019

Economic Environment:March Consumer Price Index (CPI) Inflation and February Index of Industrial Production (IIP)


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

The March CPI is low at 2.86% but the February IIP came in very low at 0.1%. Low inflation is conducive to monetary policy expansion, however, as we analyzed in the two previous editions of the Economic Roundup, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), while lowering the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6%, has emphazised the monetary policy transmission mechanism for accommodative monetary policy to be able to effectively invigorate the economy...

Economic Roundup, April 05, 2019

Economic Environment:Reserve Bank of India (RBI) policy


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

As we analyzed in the previous Economic Roundup, the RBI, while lowering the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6%, has emphazised the monetary policy transmission mechanism for accomodative monetary policy to be able to effectively invigorate the economy by spurring investment. All our prior analyses continue to hold. It is unclear at the moment, given the upcoming elections,...

Economic Roundup, March 29, 2019

Economic Environment:Index of Industrial Production (IIP)


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

While the financial markets are buoyant because of foreign portfolio and institutional investment, Indian economy appears to be slowing along with the rest of the global economy as indicated by the depressed January IIP reading. Also agriculture, which constitutes a majority of the rural population, has been under duress for sometime and this state of affairs seems to be continuing.

Economic Roundup, March 22, 2019

Economic Environment:US Federal Reserve policy


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

Global financial markets, including India’s, fearing a global economic slowdown have dropped in the aftermath of the US Federal Reserve’s signals at its most recent meeting to hold interest rate increases and slow down its process of balance sheet normalization. This appears to be a reaction rather than a considered move on the part of the markets because ex ante central bank support worldwide in response to the slowing global economy should, in fact, be encouraging:

Economic Roundup, March 15, 2019

Economic Environment:India macro indicators


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

India’s macro indicators such as trade deficit and inflation in February were indicative of a stable macro environment. The trade deficit narrowed due to growth in exports and lower imports of oil, gold and electronics. The lower imports, however, could imply a weakening economy as seen by low growth in industrial production in January. Inflation was higher in February than in January but continues to stay well below than the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) medium term inflation target of 4 percent.

Economic Roundup, March 08, 2019

Economic Environment:Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) inflows into India


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

The services sector in India is performing strongly while growth is dampening in manufacturing and agriculture. The global economic environment has resulted in lower growth forecasts of the Indian economy in 2019 and 2020 because of slowing international trade. However, globally, on a relative basis, India continues to be the fastest growing major economy despite signs of slowing growth among the large economies including the US in 2019

Economic Roundup, March 01, 2019

Economic Environment:2018-19 Third Quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

Indian growth rate in the 3rd quarter of 2018-19 compared to a year ago has come in at 6.6 percent, below median economist expectations. This slower growth has been attributed to liquidity issues and lackluster growth in the agriculture sector despite pre-election government spending. The financial markets, however, could be fickle affected by geopolitical tensions between India and Pakistan until elections in India even though they...

Economic Roundup, February 22, 2019

Economic Environment:Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Foreign Institutional Investment (FII) flows


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

Amid net outflows of FII in the last 12 months and slowing of FDI, there could be pressure building up on India’s foreign exchange reserves and the rupee especially should India’s trade deficit widen in the coming months. Other than this risk, the rest of India’s macroeconomic indicators – primarily growth, inflation, interest rates, and the exchange rate vis-a-vis the US dollar and other major currencies – are relatively stable.

Economic Roundup, February 15, 2019

This week’s economic roundup is essentially unchanged from our February 08, 2019 edition. A notable piece of data is that consumer price index (CPI) inflation is 2.05 percent in January 2019. It continues to stay close to the lower end of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) inflation targeting range of 2 – 6 percent justifying RBI’s monetary policy stance to favor growth. Moreover, there continues to be macroeconomic stability on the front of India’s budget and trade deficits though the government must be wary of fiscal slippage (indicating higher fiscal deficit – the government’s fiscal deficit target for both 2018-19 and 2019-20 has increased 0.1 percent to 3.4 percent...

Economic Roundup, February 08, 2019

Economic Environment:Reserve Bank of India (RBI) monetary policy


How are the Indian and global economic environments affecting the financial markets?

The new RBI governor Shaktikanta Das, given the low consumer price index (CPI) inflation reading – closer to the RBI’s lower end of the 2 – 6 percent range – in December 2018, has declared victory on achieving price stability and reoriented monetary policy to be pro-growth by changing the policy stance to “neutral” (as we expected 2 weeks ago) and at the same time also cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent while staying...

The Management Team

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Vish Bodapati

CEO

Vish has a MBA degree in finance and has been managing investment portfolios for over a decade. Vish has also been awarded the 40 under 40 Best Alternate Investment Professional Award by Indian Association of Alternate Investment Funds.


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Chandra Tamirisa

COO and Economist

Chandra holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics from The Johns Hopkins University. Chandra is an alumnus of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at Washington, D.C.organization.




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Phansi

Chief Scientist

Phansi holds B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. As a Mathematical Modelling Analyst for a trading firm he was directly involved in building real time trading systems and analysing their performance.

Advisors

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Professor Nukala Viswanadham

Holds BE, ME, PhD degrees from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, he is currently with the Indian National Science Academy. Prof. Viswanadham is an author of three textbooks, six edited volumes, over 80 journal articles, and more than 100 conference papers on automation.

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Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan

With a bachelor’s degree in technology from IIT Madras he has earned his MS and PhD in Computer & Information Sciences from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Sundararajan is also a part of the Ventureast organization.


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Madhu Poomalil


An alumnus of Harvard Business School and a Fellow Chartered Accountant, Mr. Poomalil has over 25 years of experience with MNC’s in Financial Services and Information Technology Industries. Poomalil was a former Managing Director of D. E. Shaw India and Arcesium India.


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