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OUTLOOK: Index Outlook: Poised at significant support
Market participants mired in gloomy thoughts on inflation and the RBI's next policy rate move were pleasantly diverted by strong earnings reported by some front-line companies. This also provided the bulls with the ammunition to defend the ...

Investment Focus. Axis Bank, with its large deposit base and fee income, may be among the private banks best placed to thrive in a rising interest rate scenario. The bank has continued to deliver strong profit growth (35 per cent for the nine ...

Bajaj Auto has put up a strong show in the quarter ended December 2010 despite rising input costs and interest rate hikes that would have a bearing ...

RECOMMENDATION: Provogue India: Buy
Premium retailer Provogue's foray into construction and running shopping malls came to fruition as it opened its first mall in October 2010. That the mall houses established retailers such as Star India Bazaar and Croma is another indicator ...

RECOMMENDATION: Container Corporation of India: Book profits
Container Corporation (Concor), the country's largest multi-modal logistics company, may have delivered reasonably well in the third quarter, but the going may get tougher in the coming quarters. Weakening domestic volumes, hike in ...

RECOMMENDATION: V-Guard Industries: Book profits
Making its debut in 2008 just around when the market began its plunge, the stock of V-Guard Industries staged an unexciting show in the year of listing — from the issue price of Rs 82, it corrected sharply to ...

Thematic funds in sectors such as FMCG, pharmaceuticals and banks dominated the equity fund rankings for 2010 runningahead of the broader market. The tiny Magnum FMCG Fund is perched at the top of the rankings as the best performing equity ...

RECOMMENDATION: UTI Unit Linked Insurance Plan: Invest
Fresh investment can be considered in the units of UTI Unit Linked Plan 71, a unit-linked insurance plan (ULIP) with a track record of 40 years. UTI ULIP is the only unit linked insurance regulated by the Securities Exchange Board of India ...

FINANCIAL SERVICES: Indians as money managers
We Indians like to rank ourselves among the best in the world at writing software codes or launching space programmes, but how good are we at managing our own money? A study released last week by ING, the leading global financial services ...

STOCKS: Query Corner — Nagarjuna Construction at key support
Kindly elaborate the short- and long-term view on Nagarjuna Construction Company. ...

STOCKS: Pivotals: Reliance Industries (Rs 986.5)
As anticipated RIL declined last week and met our downward price target of Rs 960 on Thursday by recording a low of Rs 954. However, the stock bounced up recoupingsome of its early week losses and ended the week 1.5 per cent lower. It has been ...

DERIVATIVES MARKETS: Consider going long on Punj Lloyd
Punj Lloyd (Rs 100): The stock is in a long-term down-trend but it has psychological support around Rs 100. A short-term pull back rally is possible from these levels. The stock finds immediate support at Rs 95 and resistance at Rs 106. The ...

STOCKS: Sizzling stocks: LIC Housing Finance (Rs 194.2)
LIC Housing Finance sizzled 9 per cent on January 19 in anticipation of its Q3 results announcement. After market closing, the company announced its Q3 numbers that beat the consensus estimates. The stock witnessed buying subsequently and ...

STOCKS: SBI results: Something to cheer about
If the September quarter saw SBI posting flat growth in profits, the December 2010 results bring something ...

Stellar quarterly results due to rising realisations for plastic packaging material producer, Jindal Polyfilms, has resulted in the stock's index-thrashing returns of 157 per cent over the last ...

RECOMMENDATION: IDFC Infrastructure Bonds — For additional tax savings
Having mopped up about Rs 471 crore through its first tranche of long-term infrastructure bonds, IDFC has come out with the second ...

STOCK MARKETS: Market timing versus asset allocation
Last week, we discussed how diversified and concentrated portfolio structures are both capable of generating alpha. We also explained why market timing is risky because such strategies make large bets on fewer stocks. Several readers ...

NEW FUND OFFER: MOSt Shares M100 ETF — One-stop shop for mid-caps
MOSt Shares M100 (M100) is the new exchange traded fund on offer from Motilal ...

Strong quarterly numbers for four consecutive quarters did not prevent the stock of HDIL from sliding 53 per cent over the last one year, making it one of the top losers. Besides poor sentiments prevailing in the real estate space, softening ...

STOCKS: Glowing earnings

I am 41 years-old and self-employed. I am invested in the following funds: Reliance Banking, Reliance Diversified Power Sector and Reliance Growth - through SIPs running from October 2008. I also hold Reliance Regular Savings Equity (March ...

STOCK MARKETS: Prominent bulk deals on NSE and BSE

MUTUAL FUNDS: Fund update
Motilal Oswal Asset Management Company has launched an open-ended index exchange traded fund, Motilal Oswal MOSt Shares Midcap 100 ETF (MOSt Shares M100). This new fund offer, which opened for subscription on January 12, will close of January ...

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