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How about the idea of a fixed-maturity equity fund?
A fixed-maturity equity fund has to actively control its market risk, especially at the horizon. This requires using derivatives. The idea will, therefore, be in the realm of theory, unless SEBI allows mutual funds to invest in derivatives. More

MUTUAL FUNDS


Retirement savings planning in India - still at nascent stage
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years: Warren Buffet Five years is a long time in the financial markets. Or so ... More

STOCK MARKETS


Gulf NRIs seek nod for direct trading in Indian shares
GULF-based non-resident Indians (NRIs) have sought permission for direct trading facility in shares of Indian companies. Currently, these NRIs have to go through broking firms in India to buy or sell shares. Under the existing SEBI ... More

Ends on weak note
IT was one of the most volatile weeks for both the US and the Indian markets. The US Federal Reserve Chairman, Mr Alan Greenspan's announcement that the pace of interest-rate increases is not about to slow seemed to have affected the US markets, ... More

As Budget day nears — It's cautious optimism on Dalal Street
At present, it would be wrong to expect the high level of unusual inflow, witnessed in November and December 2004, as the exchange rate benefit has evaporated with the change in dollar-rupee equation. More

CHAT
`There's nothing so habit forming as money'
Jogin had just returned from a laborious pre-Budget seminar, but he remembered to connect to Khan even as he was getting ready for a VAT conference. Without wasting time, they pulled in Sridevi and Dakshinamoorthy for the weekly ... More

FOREIGN INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS


Investment in ARCs — Regulatory structure likely for debt FIIs
DEDICATED debt market foreign institutional investors (FIIs) could soon find themselves lending their financial muscle to Indian asset reconstruction companies (ARCs). The Ministry of Finance is considering a proposal to create a separate ... More

REGULATORY BODIES & RULINGS


SEBI imposes cash penalty on Xedd Telecom
SEBI has imposed a cash penalty on Xedd Telecom Ltd (XTL) for its failure to comply with regulations pertaining to appointment of common agency to handle the share registry work of both physical and dematerialised shares. In terms of the SEBI ... More

INTERVIEW


`Create a stronger domestic institutional base'
DSP Merrill Lynch is one of the leading investment banks and investment advisory firms in India. Its Joint Managing Director, Mr Amit Chandra, feels that FIIs inflows to India would continue this year. He feels that despite interest rates rising ... More
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