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INSIGHT: 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 ...

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: 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 ...

STOCKS: 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 ...

STOCKS: 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 ...

STOCKS: 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, ...

STOCKS: 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 ...

MUTUAL FUNDS: 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 ...

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

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: 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 ...

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: 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 ...

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: 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 ...

INVESTMENTS: 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 ...

INVESTMENTS: Don't mix investments and obligations
I am a 44-year-old working in a private company. My parents (above 70), wife (40), and daughter (8) are my dependants. My monthly take-home salary is Rs 55,000. My household expenses is Rs 25,000 and I pay Rs 10,000 as EMI towards my home ...

STOCK MARKETS: 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 ...

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION: Developers gung-ho on Gujarat prospects
At the recently-concluded Fifth Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS), 2011, some big-ticket players evinced interest in participating in the booming real ...

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 ...

TAXATION: Computing capital gains on sale of land
My father purchased a plot of land measuring 4 grounds in my name about 20 years ago. At the same time he had also taken a power of attorney in his favour to deal with ...

MUTUAL FUNDS: 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 ...

MONETARY POLICY: De-coding credit policy terms
“Last month I spent Rs 500 extra on vegetables. Onion and tomato alone ate into my movie budget,” cried Sonu, a young man who works with an animation company. Rise in the prices of vegetables, cereals, milk and oil have been ...

MUTUAL FUNDS: 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 ...

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION: Coimbatore set for a facelift
For long, Coimbatore nursed an angst that despite the city's contribution to the Centre and State kitty by way of taxes, it did not get much in return. This feeling only gained in strength on seeing the development of Chennai where the ...

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION: Seminar on sustainable cities
What makes for a sustainable city? A seminar on an integrated approach for developing sustainable cities, Smart Eco Systems, will debate issues relating to this topic ...

BOOKS: Myopic CEOs
After interviewing more than a hundred Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and other C-level executives from multinational companies, regional conglomerates, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in more than half a dozen Asian countries ...

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 ...

GENDER: Truly, madly, deeply anchored
I recently had a “psychological experience” at a book store. I collected couple of CDs to drop into my shopping cart when I realised that the store had a 50 per cent discount on them till a fortnight ago. Peeved with myself ...

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: Dissector: CNX Bank Index
In our March 2010 review of CNX Bank Index (Bank Nifty) we had written that sideways move between 8,000 and 9,500 can be followed by a surge towards the index's previous peak of 10,775. In line with our expectation, the index moved sideways ...

STOCK MARKETS: 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 ...

REGULATORY BODIES & RULINGS: Change of guard at SEBI
As U.K Sinha takes the hot seat as the Chairman of the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) some time next month, he will lead an institution that has earned not much popularity, but certainly a formidable reputation with market ...

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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