End of bull run?

Lokeshwarri SK

Current market conditions suggest that the rally will continue »

‘Growth should start picking up from July’

Head - Equities, Reliance
Capital Asset

Lokeshwarri S K

The dismal fourth quarter earnings and decline in stock prices might have prompted some inve... »

Index outlook: Uneasy lies the market

Lokeshwarri SK

Stocks underwent a week of intense volatility with dramatic plunges and equally sharp pull-ba... »
Our call

Axis Bank: Buy

Radhika Merwin, BL Research Bureau

Strong retail and corporate lending, healthy deposit base are positives »
Havells India — Follow-up call: HOLD

LED by demand

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Expected pick up in sales of switchgears and cables will drive margins »

Firm Calls

Dr Reddy’s Laboratories: BUY

Potent pill

Nalinakanthi V

Shift in focus towards better-margin and less-competitive products should aid margins »

Firm Calls

Punjab National Bank branch, Chennai
Punjab National Bank: SELL

Slipping on bad loans

Radhika Merwin

Rising NPAs and restructured assets have eaten into the bank’s earnings »


Sounding Board

Making use of loyalty programmes

Bhavana Acharya

You are in a store, shopping? It’s very likely the salesperson there tries to talk you into sign... »

Net Worth

Passion Pays

Betting big on sports stars

Tara Loader Wilkinson

A growing number of private banks and wealth managers are targeting successful players »

Net Worth

High Life

A preferred option for you

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

You can lock into higher rates through the preference shares route »

Global Investor

Currency Call

Rupee’s rally could be short-lived

Gurumurthy K

After a turbulent week, the Indian rupee took a breather last week. The currency opened at 63.86... »

Smooth run ahead for Apollo Tyres: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

Recovery in domestic vehicle sales and European business likely to boost firm »

RIL hovers in a sideways band


Last week, the stock declined almost 2 per cent after testing the resistance at ₹900 levels. However, it continues to trade in a sideways range between ₹850 and ₹900. The oscillators are hovering... »

ITC close to crucial resistance


The stock of ITC has been moving sideways over the past few weeks in the ₹316-331 range. It hovers well below its 50- and 200-day moving averages. An emphatic breach of the upper boundar... »
From the Ring

Sold for a penny?


If you are an active market participant, chances are that at some point in your investing/trading career, you would have convinced yourself to buy stocks that trade at really low prices of, say, ₹... »
Your Stock Portfolio

Coal India is trapped in a band

Yoganand D

Here are answers to readers’ queries on the performance of their stock holdings.Please provide the short, medium and long-term targets for Coal India.Gopal Setty, Vamsi<... »

Your Financial Plan

Suresh Parthasarathy

I am 44, employed in a private company. My wife, 42, is a home maker. I want to take VRS, two years from now. Please suggest a suitable investment strategy.My employer provides group... »


Bouncing off five investing ideas

Adhil Shetty

Cricket has some lessons to offer »
Product Review

Expensive ‘Lifeline’, unique features


Rajalakshmi Nirmal

The product has no disease-specific caps and covers domiciliary expenses too »
Taking Cover

Claim ₹2 lakh for just ₹12

V Nalinakanthi

The government’s new insurance schemes offer good cover for a nominal premium »
Bullion Cues

Weak dollar boosts bullion

Gurumurthy K

Gold prices could move higher as the greenback remains under pressure »

Balanced, but with an adventurous streak

Betting big on sports stars

Potent pill

Tata Steel is hovering below a key resistance

Immediate outlook for Infosys is unclear

SBI can test its key support at ₹255

NTPC continues to lose steam

A preferred option for you

High Five

Tata Steel reverses down from key resistance

Yoganand D

The stock of Tata Steel tested the key resistance at ₹380 and reversed down last Tuesday. Over the past three weeks, the stock has been moving sideways in the band between ₹350 and ₹380. As long a... »

Infosys trading in a range-bound manner


Infosys was choppy yet again last week and closed on flat note. The stock has formed another spinning top candlestick pattern in the weekly chart, indicating indecisiveness. It trades just above a... »
High Five

SBI faces a key hurdle


Taking support at around ₹260, the stock of SBI surged 9.7 per cent last week. With this rally, it has decisively surpassed its 50- and 200-day moving averages. There has been an increase in daily... »
Future Perfect

Short strangle on NTPC


The long-term outlook for NTPC (₹136.1) remains negative. However, in the short term, it is likely to move in a narrow range. It finds near-term resistance at ₹142 and support at ₹126 and... »
Portfolio Ideas

Should you borrow to invest?

B Venkatesh

The risk is that investment returns can fall short of the interest paid on the loan »

Your Taxes

Rajesh Srinivasan

I was employed in a company during the FY 2014-15. I resigned in December 2014. Though no TDS was deducted by the company from my salary, the problem I am facing no... »

Not sold on reward points

Navin Sequeira

Bhavana Acharya

The basis of any rewards programme is the conversion of the points and what they can be redeemed for. Chennai-based Navin Sequeira hasn’t found the redemption choices very interesting. “Gifts such... »
Sounding Board

Making use of loyalty programmes

Bhavana Acharya

You are in a store, shopping? It’s very likely the salesperson there tries to talk you into signing up for the store’s loyalty programme. Not only brick-and-mortar stores, credit card bills also o... »
Loan Basics

Checklist for consumer durable loans

Kochi, Kerala, 13/09/2013: Customers throng a retail outlet for consumer durables in the city on Friday, as Kochiites caught the Onam shopping fever. Photo: H. Vibhu.

Devang Mody

On the lookout for a washing machine? Here’s how you can pick a loan to suit your purchase »
Currency Call

Rupee’s rally could be short-lived

Gurumurthy K

After a turbulent week, the Indian rupee took a breather last week. The currency opened at 63.86 on Monday and fell to a low of 64.26 on Tuesday. However, the rupee recovered smartly fro... »

Crude prices can skid again

Slipping on bad loans

A Roman holiday!

RIL can head higher in the short term

ITC could move up in the short term

Bull call spread on HDIL

Mahindra Lifespace Developer: Promising space - Buy

Mumbai-based entrepreneurs develop an app, Pipes, that customises news of your choice »

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