Category: IPOs

If you’re worried about a microfinance bubble: Part 3, wait ’til we through with it!

14 July, 2010 (11:12) | Capital markets, Finance, Global news, Housing, India, IPOs, Microfinance, Speculation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]    By: David A. Smith   On the evidence so far presented in a Bloomberg article on the microfinance market, we don’t see a bubble – but there is the potential for one.   Whatever it is, I’m against it!   If you think this […]

If you’re worried about a microfinance bubble: Part 2, going a little bit public?

13 July, 2010 (14:35) | Capital markets, Finance, Global news, Housing, India, IPOs, Microfinance, Speculation |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]     By: David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post opened the question asked by a Bloomberg article, Threat of Microfinance Defaults Rise in India as SKS Plans IPO, “is microfinance a popping bubble?”   What asset decline? “The CRILEX India Performance Indexis a composite index of the performance of microfinance […]

If you’re worried about a microfinance bubble: Part 1, ominous signs

12 July, 2010 (13:43) | Capital markets, Finance, Global news, Housing, India, IPOs, Microfinance, Speculation |

By: David A. Smith   Is microfinance a bubble about to pop?   Investment bubbles tend to arise in new asset classes, where nobody quite knows what the long-term equilibrium price may be.    From an up to an upper up? “The CRILEX India Growth Index is a composite index of growth of microfinance institutions […]