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Friday, March 22, 2002
Markets (March 21)
BL 2501122.70 (-7.07)
BSE Sensex3536.26 (-45.06)
S&P CNX Nifty1144.20 (-11.40)
Dollar (Buy/Sell)48.71/48.84
Gold Std (10 gm)4870 (-20)

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A primer on mutual funds
Here are answers to a few questions frequently posed by first-time investors in mutual funds. What is a Mutual Fund? Mutual fund is a mechanism for pooling resources by issuing units to investors and investing funds in securities in ... More

Canbank MF schemes now public securities in Maharastra
THE Government of Maharashtra has authorised and declared all the 10 open-ended schemes of Canbank Mutual Fund as public securities under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. These include both debt-oriented and equity-oriented ... More

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS


Bear domination
BEARS were in total control of Thursday's trading activity. Bulls were unable to make any recovery during the day's trading. The market sentiment reading of the tradable counters remains bearish. Bull domination on Friday, is likely to neutralise ... More

STOCK EXCHANGES


BSE deliberates on free-float index
SHOULD the Sensex be made into a free float index? The concept although novel, had few takers in the capital markets. At the round table conference on free float index at the Bombay Stock Exchange today, many stakeholders, including fund ... More

STOCK MARKETS


HP-Compaq merger -- Major impact on Digital unlikely
THE uncertainty surrounding the Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Compaq merger has cast a shadow on the scrip of Digital GlobalSoft, a subsidiary of Compaq. According to dealers, the market is expected to be cautious with the stock in the short to medium ... More

Max India gains on BPO orders
THE stock of Max India has been witnessing a smart activity in recent days on the expectation of business processing outsourcing (BPO) orders. Market sources said that orders are expected to flow into the company in the near future. Max India ... More

DERIVATIVES MARKETS


Selling Satyam 260 put may pay
CALL options lost out during the day's trading in the derivatives segment on the National Stock Exchange. In general, put options gained in value. The top traded options were on Satyam Computer, Reliance Industries, Infosys Technologies and ... More

REGULATORY BODIES & RULINGS


SEBI chief holds talks with industry captains
MR G.N. Bajpai, SEBI Chairman, today had a meeting with industry bigwigs as part of an exercise seeking views of various stakeholders in the capital market on the nature of regulation that would take care of everybody's interests. Mr Bajpai, ... More

COMMENTARY


Pvt sector banks gain amid weak sentiment
TRADING remained lacklustre in the stock market due to political concerns. Melt down in technology stocks, triggered by overnight weak signal from tech-laced Nasdaq, pulled down the index. Click here for table The ... More

INVESTOR PROTECTION


Govt keen to protect investor interests
THE Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has detailed codes to deal with insider trading in companies' stocks and the Government is not averse to arming SEBI with more teeth to ensure that investors' interests are safeguarded, the Union ... More
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