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Small-caps sizzle: Should you jump in?

Lokeshwarri SK

For Indian investors, small is beautiful. The BSE Small Cap index has delivered 118 per... »

A closer look at the small ’uns

Lokeshwarri SK

Smaller stocks are mostly avoided by serious investors due to greater volatility and lack of... »

JSW Energy: Buy

Reducing risk: The company has been moderating the share of volatile
merchant sales in revenue

Maulik Tewari

The stock of power generator JSW Energy has gained 45 per cent since January . This seems to... »

Index Outlook: Markets raring to go higher

Lokeshwarri SK

The Sensex and the Nifty moved out of their tight band last week. But only just. While invest... »
Future Perfect

Bear call spread in Ashok Leyland

KS Badri Narayanan

The long-term outlook for Ashok Leyland remains bullish as long as it stays above ₹36.5.... »


Rajeev Thakkar, CIO, Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services
Meet The Manager

“Our attempt is to get five-star food at Udipi prices”

Aarati Krishnan

With a tortoise for its logo, a single equity scheme and a go-anywhere mandate that allows th... »

Your Money

V SHANKAR, Founder of Computer Age Management Services (CAMS)
Money Talk

Investors and funds must think long term

Meera Siva

Retail investors have stayed away from mutual funds. V Shankar, founder of Computer Age Manag... »

Global Investor

Currency Call

Rupee not out of the woods yet

Gurumurthy K

What an eventful and volatile week it was! The Indian rupee opened the week on a stronger not... »

Beyond Stocks

Safe Harbour

Not a clean sweep for new KVP

K Venkatasubramanian

With the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) reintroduced to investors after a hiatus, this small savings... »

Firm Calls

Kotak Mahindra Bank: Buy

Radhika Merwin

Kotak Mahindra Bank acquired ING Vysya Bank in an all-stock deal last week, taking it to the lea... »


IDFC Government Securities - Investment Plan: Buy

Radhika Merwin

Gilt funds, which took a knock in July-August last year, have made a strong comeback since then. »

Your Financial Plan

Suresh Parthasarathy

I am 28 and work in an IT firm. My wife, 25, is a home-maker, we have a one-year-old daughter. My parents (55 and 52) are my dependents. Should I buy a flat in my... »

Credit card mistakes to avoid

When it comes to building a credit history, you cannot afford to err. Using credit cards responsibly may not sound appealing at first, but few credit mistakes on your credit card can hurt... »
Your Stock Portfolio

Cairn India is finding its feet

Yoganand D

Here are answers to readers’ queries on the performance of their stock holdingsI purchased Cairn at ₹300. Kindly give your short-term view. ThariathCairn I... »

Portfolio ideas

Ensure paper gains get realised

B Venkatesh

Mutual fund companies continually file draft prospectuses with SEBI to offer active funds with different names but not-so-different investment styles. It is disappointing that these companies... »

Future Perfect

Bull call spread on Karnataka Bank

KS Badri Narayanan

The stock is ruling at a crucial level now. A conclusive close above ₹138 will take the stock higher to ₹162 or even to ₹198. F&O pointers: Karnataka Bank witnessed a... »
FD Watch

An interesting offer

Janis Abolins/

Bhavana Acharya

Interest rates seem to have begun their downward march, with banks such as State Bank of India, slightly lowering their rates across timeframes. But outside the safe shelter of bank fixed depos... »

Your Taxes


Sanjiv Chaudhary

My grandmother had some gold ornaments. All the ornaments have been inherited by my mother on her passing away. Is there any income tax or wealth tax liability for... »
Due Diligence

If your cell phone goes missing

Dmitriy Viktorov/

Arvind Jayaram

Divya Rajvanshi’s smart phone recently went missing at her workplace. She immediately panicked, as the smart phone held her mobile phone banking details and other sensitive information. ... »

Banking Basics

Working around ATM fees

Coping Maintaining a solid account balance can help avoid ATM charges

Parvatha Vardhini C

Quite a few banks such as SBI, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank have reworked the free usage limits and charges for transacting both at their own ATMs and other banks. The revision follows an RBI direct... »

Reality Check

Balkrishna Industries

Parvatha Vardhini C

The Balkrishna Industries stock has dropped by about 25 per cent since its September quarter results were announced on November 13. Poor financial performance at a time when other tyre mak... »

Gains of global investing

Go Figure

A continued reliance on agriculture

IDFC Government Securities - Investment Plan: Buy

Kotak Mahindra Bank: Buy

Sundram Fasteners: Buy

Gold continues moving uphill

BNP Paribas Dividend Yield Fund: Buy

What was your first investment?

Maulik Tewari

For most of us, particularly youngsters, spending money rather than saving comes more easily. Take, for instance, Mumbai-based Disha and her husband. They splurge a big part of their earnings o... »

Bullion Cues

Gold rally gathers momentum

Gurumurthy K

Gold prices rallied last week and closed higher for the third consecutive week. The surprise rate cut announcement from China helped the yellow metal breach the psychological $1,200 per... »

Canara Robeco Large Cap+ Fund: Hold

Nalinakanthi V

Indian equities have delivered spectacular returns in the last one year, thanks to the optimism following the change of guard at the Centre. But not all equity schemes have fully capitalised on... »

Raw Input

A slippery slope for palm oil

Recent developments in the global vegetable oils market have provided a likely direction for palm oil prices in the first quarter of 2015.A rebound in global oilseeds and vegetable oil p... »

Easy Money

Three new fund pitches to ignore


Aarati Krishnan

As the Sensex hovers at a new high, the trickle of new fund offers (NFOs) that commenced last year has grown into a flood. This isn’t surprising because fund houses usually launch more NFOs in... »

High Five stocks: SBI, ITC, Infosys, Reliance Ind, Tata Steel

Yoganand D

SBI (₹305) The stock skyrocketed 9.4 per cent, breaching a key resistance around ₹275 (stock split adjusted) last week. Further, the stock has surpassed its... »

Small Change

Godrej Consumer Products: Hold

Taking a hit: Volumes have suffered due to a weak economy

Bhavana Acharya

Stocks of fast-moving consumer goods companies may be trading at higher valuations than in the past, but the sector has not been immune to the slowdown in the economy. In the recent Sept... »

Your Fund Portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian

I plan to invest in mutual funds through the SIP route in themes focused on media and entertainment, banking and financial services industries, for five-eight years... »
High Profile

The social banker

Vikram Gandhi, investment banker

Meera Siva

Vikram Gandhi, an investment banker whose career spans two decades with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley, doesn’t fit in with the stereotypical notion of the Wall Street dealmaker, always on th... »

India’s answer to Cartier

Rupee not out of the woods yet

Uber uncool

Not a clean sweep for new KVP

ACC: Hold

Whirlpool of India

Copper may still retain sheen

Home in on a property using analytics

Today's Pick

Rolta India (₹105.8)

Gurumurthy K., BL Research Bureau

Investors with a short-term perspective can consider taking short positions in the stock of Rolt... »  
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