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Krone Communications: Avoid
SHAREHOLDERS may reject the open offer of Krone Communications being made by ADC Telecommunications Inc., US. The open offer price of Rs 92 is unattractive as it is significantly lower than the current market price of ... More

MUTUAL FUNDS


New `flexible' funds give fund managers a freer hand
WHICH stocks are going to sizzle this year? Large or mid-cap? Which sectors will be the flavour of the market? Banks or IT? No one knows. But investors, who have a wide array of options to choose from, want to play it safe and have a finger in ... More

UTI Growth & Value Fund: Hold
INVESTORS can retain their holdings in UTI Growth & Value Fund (earlier known as known as IL&FS Growth & Value Fund). The fund came into UTI Mutual's fold in July 2004. It has a fairly good track record over .. More

ABN AMRO launches Opportunities Fund
* ABN AMRO has unveiled ABN AMRO Opportunities Fund. The fund will identify opportunities across all ranges of capitalisation. It will also retain the flexibility to hold more concentrated investments in a few sectors. The IPO, which opened on ... More

FUND TALK

  • Diversifying into debt funds

    TECHNICAL ANALYSIS


    Near-term outlook is bearish for Nifty
    As anticipated last week, the index moved to the target zone of 2185-2200 and entered into a corrective phase subsequently. After hitting a high of 2183.45, the index turned weak on Wednesday. The reversal of the index at a crucial resistance ... More

    Weakness beckons Tata Power, HLL
    The earlier view that the price is headed towards Rs 370-380 range is still valid. The stock dropped below the downward trigger price of Rs 400 that was mentioned last week. This is an early indication of the bearish trend ahead. Short ... More

    Focus of the week
    There has been a precipitous drop in volatility. This typically is a precursor to a sharp move. Taking into account the recent price pattern, it appears that the stock could see an upward spike shortly. A move to the target zone of Rs 33-34 range ... More

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    STOCK MARKETS


    Mid-cap investing — Ride the sector wave right
    WHEN the S&P CNX MidCap 200 Index closed at an all-time high and crossed 2900 points last week, it was clear that mid-cap investing was the flavour of the stock market. It is hard to imagine that less than two years More

    DERIVATIVES MARKETS


    Banking stocks active
    WITH markets ruling at close to historic levels, there was no let up in trading activity at the derivative segment on the NSE; the average daily turnover at the NSE during last week was Rs 13,523 crore against the previous week figure of Rs ... More

    SPAN to track risks
    The objective of SPAN is to identify overall risk in a portfolio of futures and options contracts for each member. The system treats futures and options contracts uniformly, while at the same time recognising the unique exposures associated with ... More

    F&O Contratcs on Jet Airways
    Members are notified about addition of the following security being made to the list of eligible securities on the F&O segment with effect from March 14, 2005: * Company name: Jet Airways (India) * Symbol: JETAIRWAYS * Permitted Lot ... More

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    RECOMMENDATION


    Indian Hotels: Buy
    AN investment can be considered in the stock of Indian Hotels that owns the Taj group of hotels. The company has been the major beneficiary of the boom in tourist arrivals over the past year and higher occupancy levels and room rates in key ... More

    Chambal Fertilisers: Hold
    SHAREHOLDERS can retain the Chambal Fertilisers stock. At the current price of Rs 30, the stock trades at about eight times its trailing 12-month earnings of about Rs 4. The company's earnings growth could be in double ... More

    Cholamandalam Investment & Finance: Buy
    FRESH exposure can be considered in the stock of Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company with a long-term perspective. The stock valuation is attractive and an investment could offer an exposure to the ... More

    Alok Industries: Buy
    INVESTORS can consider exposure to the stock of Alok Industries. Bright prospects on the export front, capacity expansion that would support volumes growth and a thrust on such high-value products as bed linen and terry ... More

    Asian Paints: Buy
    IT HAS been a solid performance by Asian Paints for the quarter ended December 2004; the results have been a positive surprise, indeed. With demand drivers in place, we are sanguine about Asian Paints' prospects. As ... More

    IPOS


    Gateway Distriparks: Invest at Rs 72
    AN INVESTMENT can be made at the upper end of the price band of Rs 60-72 in the initial public offering of Gateway Distriparks. Though the pricing appears stiff, based on historical earnings, there appears room for a ... More

    INVESTOR PROTECTION


    CNBC plans to hold investor camps
    AIMED at educating investors to manage their investments effectively in view of the bullish stock markets and the recent Budget implications, CNBC-TV18 plans to hold investor camps across the country during this year, covering the leading metros ... More
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