Budget times are busy times for making predictions. For staunch value investors like us, it is much less exciting, given our frivolous faith in budget predictions. Forecasting is fabulous for making headlines and news stories, but much less use for serious investment decisions. With that caveat, what we intend to do here is to set out the broad contours that the budget might take given the current political and economical narrative in the country, with keen awareness that specifics when it comes, could be far different from what we surmise here.
Here are some broad pointers to this year's budget: