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Amara Raja Batteries: BUY

Power uninterrupted The prospects for UPS batteries look good STILLFX/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Good replacement demand and market share gains have helped the company steer ahead »

Sun Pharma: BUY

To good health The Ranbaxy acquisition gives Sun a broad-based presence across key therapy categories WAVEBREAK/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Sun Pharma should be able to sort out Ranbaxy's problems and benefit from its otherwise strong business »

Zee Entertainment: HOLD

Zee’s reach in the Hindi market gives it the edge, but the run-up in the stock has made it too expensive »

Missing a few tricks

The Centre’s approval is no longer needed and companies may now be able to take the backdoor route to delist »

Technically

High Five: SBI (₹1,994.3)

Last week, SBI gained almost 5 per cent, decisively breaching its key resistance at ₹1900. »

Funds

Principal Large-Cap: Hold

While the fund has done well during rallies, it has not contained losses during downturns »

Technically

Index Outlook: Market treads water at higher levels

The truncated week ahead could witness low trading activity with company earnings dictating the moves »

Funds

L&T India Prudence: Buy

It has beaten the benchmark by a big margin, but not without taking on risk »

Technically

Future Perfect: Buy put option in SBI

State Bank of India (₹1,994): After a sharp rally in the last few months, SBI could see some moderation. The immediate support is at ₹1,881. A close below this level will drag the s... »

Technically

ACC builds on a strong foundation

The stock of ACC is reversing from the long-term support at ₹950 »

L&T Finance: BUY

The stock of L&T Finance Holdings (LTFH), one of the front-runners in the race for banking licences, declined 12 per cent last week when it failed to make the RBI’s first cut. Wh... »

Investment Alerts

Special rates indefinitely Women borrowers, take note! State Bank of India has extended the timeline for the special rates it is offering on home loans taken by women. Th... »

Have it all with flexi deposits

Interest play: A flexi-deposit can maximise your banking returns

Do you fret over the fact that your money lies idle in a savings bank account? While you don’t want to lock it into some long-term investment, you would like a better return than the meagre amo... »

Mobile management of mutual funds

New mobile-based facilities have been rolled out for easy management of mutual fund investments.SMS transactionsSome mutual funds allow investors to conduct transactions over their mo... »

Your taxes

I have around 200 grams of gold, which was purchased in 1986. I want to sell it and invest the entire amount in property. What would be the tax implications of this transaction?»

Return Tracker

Take to small-caps in a small way

The riskier the bet, the better the potential pay-off — investors sometimes find themselves on the right side of this market axiom. If you bet money last year on funds that invest in riskier small... »

HDIL

The stock of Mumbai-based property developer Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) has been on a boil, with its price zooming by over 50 per cent last month. This was after... »

L&T India Prudence: Buy

A good balance between debt and equity, deft juggling of sectors, and risky moves that paid off, have helped the performance of L&T India Prudence fund.With a one-year return of 23.... »

Commodity Call

Crude palm oil prices turn bubbly

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude palm oil futures contract has dropped 10 per cent since its March high of ₹619.6 per 10 kg.Recent rains in the top producing countries — Indonesia... »

High Five: SBI (₹1,994.3)

Last week, SBI gained almost 5 per cent, decisively breaching its key resistance at ₹1900. Nevertheless, it has encountered another significant resistance in the band between ₹ 2030 and ₹2... »

Make way for concierge services

ACC builds on a strong foundation

Rupee shackled in a range

The cup of woe brimmeth over

Your financial plan

Buying property? Keep your feet on the ground

Index Outlook: Market awaits the big fat Indian election

Reap profits when the going is good

Don’t experiment with investments

TANWIR ALAM, Founder and CEO of FinCart

What investors want are simple solutions that will help realise their dreams, says Tanwir Alam, founder and CEO of FinCart, an online financial advisory service. He talks of building wealth usi... »

Protect yourself from online fraud

Banks are seeing an exponential growth in online transactions, with customers using them to invest, save, pay bills and transfer money. They try and provide us with a secure environment for on... »

Cashless mediclaim isn’t for everyone

Within days of his salary being credited, Kunal usually finds himself broke. By the time loan payments, groceries, children’s tuition fees and other expenses are done with, he’s left with a pit... »

‘A Chinese slowdown is not good for India’

Gopal Agrawal

The tiny Mirae Asset Management has proved to be a rather good manager of emerging equity and global funds. Its CIO, Gopal Agrawal, has been spot on, on his call on gold and global markets. Her... »

Index Outlook: Market treads water at higher levels

The holiday-splattered week ahead is likely to witness subdued trading activity as many market participants take extended weekend breaks. Investors are also likely to stop obsessing over... »

Can you still join the rally?

Over the last two months, the Sensex has rallied over 12 per cent, breaking through its earlier peak and currently trades at a new high. While the recent up move may seem sharp, there appe... »

Principal Large-Cap: Hold

Benchmarked to the BSE 100 index, the Principal Large-Cap fund predominantly invests in large-cap stocks. But the fund has so far been only a mid-quartile performer, leaving investors wi... »

Future Perfect: Buy put option in SBI

State Bank of India (₹1,994): After a sharp rally in the last few months, SBI could see some moderation. The immediate support is at ₹1,881. A close below this level will drag the s... »
Bullion Cues

Gold back in spotlight

Lustrous appeal Gold sees increase in safe haven demand

Gold inched up 1 per cent to $1,318.4 per troy ounce last week. The yellow metal benefited from indications, in the minutes of the Fed’s March meeting, that interest rates might not rise as ea... »

Your financial plan

I am 32 years old and work for a software company. My wife, aged 28, is a home-maker. We are expecting a child later this year. Based on our family health histories, we may live till we turn... »

Emotions can colour your decisions

High living

Growth to rebound

Discussion on depreciation & interest charges

Coal India turns red hot

Expect rupee to strengthen

Android on top

Real Assets

Commodity Call

Crude palm oil prices turn bubbly

Uncertain weather conditions and increasing bio-diesel consumption to keep prices higher »

Stocks

L&T Finance: BUY

Decision to focus on more profitable segments such as two-wheeler, home finance paying off »

Funds

Return Tracker

Take to small-caps in a small way

While they are fast to rise, small-cap stocks also tend to fall harder »

Stocks

Sensex down 208 pts on profit booking

Sensex lost 208 points as the fear on increase in inflation was stoked up by the prediction of below normal rainfall this year. Besides, there was concern over fuel subsidy bill with crude oil hit... »

Today's Pick

Steel Authority of India (₹69.6): SELL

Traders with a short-term perspective can sell the stock of Steel Authority of India at current levels. Following a short-term uptrend from the key base level at ₹55, the stock encountered a long-... »  

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