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Can MIPs make guaranteed returns?
IN the world of mutual funds, `monthly income' has always been a great winning concept. Thanks largely to Unit Trust of India, monthly income plans (MIP) — especially those much-maligned, guaranteed-return schemes — have had a huge ... More

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`Stock valuation at the lowest in a decade'
DOMESTIC stocks are going cheap at the moment. Valuation of the stocks (representing top 200 companies) is at the lowest since 1991 in terms of price-earning (P/E) ratio and price-book value (P/B) and dividend yield. An analysis of the average ... More

Wheel of fortune?
TVS Motor & Bajaj Auto: With Hero Honda staging a sharp rally ahead of the announcement of its quarterly results on Friday, a similar trend can be expected in other two-wheeler majors - TVS Motor and Bajaj Auto. Both these companies ... More

INTERVIEW


`Realistic expectations will help' — Mr Arindam Ghosh, Head of Sales, First India MF
A sector fund may catch everybody's fancy when the going is good in its chosen area. But God help you if you get caught on the wrong side of the cycle... A diversified vehicle helps you iron out these cycles across sectors and minimise risk in the pr ocess. One should, however, be prepared to settle for lower returns as compared to a sector fund. More

COMMENTARY


Measured buoyancy seen
The brokers and dealers generally foresaw a week of range-bound, choppy movements. The overall outlook remains mixed for the week. More

Infy premium zooms over 80 per cent
BRAVING the terrorist bombings in Bali (Indonesia), the US markets recorded handsome gains during the week gone-by as more corporates turned in better-than expected earnings growth. Companies such as Microsoft Corp and Citigroup Inc reported ... More


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