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FOREIGN INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS: Where the FIIs placed their bets in 2010
With domestic investors staying put on the sidelines, it is the foreign institutional investors (FIIs) who now hold sway on which stocks and sectors will deliver market-beating returns. Here is a look at the recent shifts in ...

PEOPLE: A man who feels the pulse of the market
NEW SEBI CHIEF. Mr Upendra Kumar Sinha, tipped to be the next Chairman of SEBI, will be no stranger to the organisation if he takes charge of the Board on February 17; the 59-year old will be the sixth SEBI Chairman and can have a five-year ...

OUTLOOK: Index Outlook: Market entering a cloudy patch
The vagaries of stock markets were once more on display last week. Stocks put up a gritty show in the run-up to the monetary policy and even managed to climb higher after the policy rate hikes announcement. Just as market participants ...

RECOMMENDATION: OnMobile Global Services: Buy
OnMobile Global Services is well placed to benefit from the rising demand for mobile value-added services, with telecom tariffs stabilising and the launch of 3G services. Given its return to the growth path and strengthening ...

RECOMMENDATION: Cadila Healthcare: Buy
Good results, bright prospects in the domestic and export markets and better growth expectations from its joint venture companies make Cadila Healthcare a good investment bet for the long-term. At the current market price of Rs 812, the ...

RECOMMENDATION: M&M Financial Services: Buy
With automobile and commercial vehicle makers making a big push into rural and semi-urban areas, credit needs in these markets are likely to explode. Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (Mahindra Finance), which funds tractors, ...

RECOMMENDATION: Castrol India: Buy
An automotive segment in high gear, premium product mix, and a formidable brand bode well for the prospects of Castrol India, a leading player in the lubricants market in the country. Also, the company has been consistently posting ...

RECOMMENDATION: Quantum Long Term Equity: Invest
Quantum Long Term Equity Fund's ability to generate higher-than-market returns over the long term with relatively less volatility than most other equity diversified funds makes it an ideal choice for a core portfolio. The fund's three-year ...

STOCKS: Query Corner: Bajaj Auto in medium-term correction
Can we buy Indiabulls Securities and JSW energy at current levels? ...

STOCK MARKETS: Pivotals
RIL tumbled 7 per cent with strong volumes last week. It is currently testing the lower boundary of its medium-term range. The weekly indicators have entered into the negative territory. Conclusive decline below Rs 900 will pull the stock down ...

STOCK MARKETS: Sizzling Stocks
After testing its key long-term support in the band between Rs 250 and Rs 260, the stock nose-dived 11.6 per cent last week, conclusively breaking through it. The stock has been on an intermediate-term downtrend from its October 2009 peak of ...

DERIVATIVES MARKETS: Stock Strategy: Consider going short on ACC, MRF
ACC (Rs 981): Last week's carnage triggered a fresh selling in ACC, changing its outlook to negative. ACC now finds a crucial support at Rs 970, and a close below that could weaken it to Rs 858 first and then even to Rs 814. Only a close above ...

STOCK MARKETS: What ails Indian stocks
2011 has started off on a rather skittish note for the Indian stock markets, though the rest of the world is in a celebratory mood. The Sensex has fallen over 10 per cent year-to-date even as most other global markets have coasted along in ...

INSIGHT: Newton moves markets too
Isaac Newton's contributions to physics and mathematics proved revolutionary. He didn't, however, prove to be as astute an investor, as evidenced by his losses during the South Sea bubble. The company ultimately imploded as it had ...

INVESTMENTS: Against the tide — Building a portfolio of ‘i-Like' stocks
While talking to an industry colleague a few days ago, an interesting idea came up — a consumption fund that invests in industries that you consume from or hope to ...

INVESTMENTS: Why investors prefer active mandates
It is good to see yet another passive investment product offered to the investors recently — a much-needed ETF on the mid-cap index. It is still early days to state that asset management firms in India are beginning to see virtues ...

NEW FUND OFFER: Towards a set goal
Fidelity India Children's Plan. Investing with a pre-determined goal in mind helps investors choose the right kind of investment avenues besides systematically saving over the ...

STOCK MARKETS: Mad in the Studio
With corporate results, inflation and rate hike making headlines throughout the week, conversation in The Studio too meandered around the same. Here's a sneak peek to the ‘expert' musings on the stock markets and some macro-economic ...

FOREIGN INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS: Should you follow FIIs?
FIIs have been quite the players in Indian markets, alarming and exciting market participants as they pick or step away from stocks and markets. With such blame or credit coming their way, would copying their moves have helped in ...

MUTUAL FUNDS: Fund Talk
I am a 63-year old senior citizen and have been investing in mutual funds since 2001.  To avoid long-term capital gains under the Direct Taxes Code regime post 2011-12, I have decided to sell all the schemes and start new SIPs from ...


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Markets (Jan 28)
Nifty (at 3.30 p.m.)5,526.80(-77.5)
US Dollar(Buy/Sell)45.70/71
Brent crude (a bbl) Rs4,438
Gold (a gram) Rs1,833
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