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THE BIG STORY

GOT grievances? Knock on the right door

Parvatha Vardhini C

Getting an overdose of news about the Saradha and Sahara scams? For each of these swindlers who... »

Ok, what’s your pincode?

Address with the elite pincodes — that’s real exclusivity and separates the men from the boys.

Anand Kalyanaraman

‘Money can buy you everything but love’. Really? Try buying a bungalow in Delhi’s Lutyens Zon... »
High Five

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

Yoganand D

SBI (₹311.3) The stock of SBI slipped about 2 per cent last week and now tests a... »

Index Outlook: Market looks for a foothold

Lokeshwarri S K

The medium-term trend is at risk, unless there is a smart turnaround soon »

LIC Housing Finance: Invest

Radhika Merwin

The housing finance space has been growing steadily at 16-19 per cent over the last two years, e... »

Companies

Our Call

Lumax Industries: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

Market leadership and a diversified clientele augur well for the company »

Firm Calls

Borrowing trouble: Debt-fuelled expansion has put the company in a spot

Hotel Leelaventure: Sell

Anand Kalyanaraman

The recent quarters have been among the company’s worst. High debt is taking a toll »

Technically

Your Stock Portfolio

Bharti Infratel — a pillar of strength

Yoganand D

The stock breached the key resistance last week by surging 10 per cent »

Real Assets

Raw Input

Coking coal out in the cold

Maulik Tewari

With global coking coal supplies continuing to rise even as demand slackens, prices (seaborne ha... »

Funds

Franklin India Taxshield: Invest

K Venkatasubramanian

Investors looking for a relatively safe bet for their tax-saving purposes can consider Franklin... »

Your Money

Primer

All about maternity cover

S. Prakash

Maternity insurance covers maternity-related expenses. Maternity was not covered until few years... »

Spotting winning ideas in mid-caps

Nalinakanthi V

The fund has beaten its benchmark as well as peers »
Our Call

Lumax Industries: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

Market leadership and a diversified clientele augur well for the company »
Raw Input

Coking coal out in the cold

Maulik Tewari

With global coking coal supplies continuing to rise even as demand slackens, prices (seaborne hard coking coal contract) of the steel-making input have fallen 22 per cent to $119 per tonne since t... »
Currency Call

Rupee in danger of a further fall

Gurumurthy K

Equity sell-off drags the currency below the psychological 62/dollar mark »
High Fliers

Helping the wealthy Give

Vidya Shah, CEO, EdelGive Foundation. BIJOY GHOSH

Meera Siva

Careers in finance usually deal with helping the wealthy invest their money for even better returns. But Vidya Shah, former Chief Financial Officer of the Edelweiss Group is helping the affluent g... »
Newsmaker

Going nuts

Cho Hyun-ah

Arvind Jayaram

Korean Air Lines’ Vice-President Cho Hyun-ah has been forced to resign from her executive roles at the carrier in the face of public anger over a flight that was delayed because she was unhappy... »

Your Financial Plan

Suresh Parthasarathy



I am 32 and work in an IT firm. My wife, 27, is a homemaker. We have two daughters, the elder one is two . My parents are financially independent. We all live toge... »
Your Stock Portfolio

Bharti Infratel — a pillar of strength

Yoganand D

The stock breached the key resistance last week by surging 10 per cent »

Everything you wanted to know about SIPs

A systematic investment plan (SIP) is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of investing in mutual funds. SIP reduces the chance of investing at the wrong time and losing sleep over a w... »

Small Change

Hotel Leelaventure: Sell

Taking the MF route to secure their silver years

Jet Airways

IPO vs NFO: Similar, but different

Tata Steel: Buy

HDFC Index Fund - Sensex Plus: Buy

Small Change

Your Taxes

Market enters a turbulent patch

Lokeshwarri SK

Indices have recovered but there are some hurdles in the near term »

Indian gold investors smile

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Readers who followed us last week would have made gains. Both gold and silver futures hit our upside targets as predicted. With FIIs pulling out money from the equity market, rupee lost its fort a... »
Bullion Cues

Gold rallies as stocks skid

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

It was a spectacular week for gold both in international and domestic markets. Gold prices hit a high of $1,238 an ounce and closed at $1,222.6, up 2.5 per cent for the week. The drop in... »
Big Data

Top 10 works of art

Arvind Jayaram

Auctions have been the preferred route for the sale of valuable paintings, but the world’s most expensive don’t feature on the list. That’s because they are generally owned or held at museums. Leo... »
Data Point

Asian bond market on a roll

Arvind Jayaram

The market grew by 40 per cent in 2014 »
THE BIG STORY

If it is a tall claim, run the Ponzi filter

Parvatha Vardhini C

SEBI regulates Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) and SCORES, its online grievance redressal system, can be accessed if you have to settle scores with any of the Ponzi operators. But of... »

Your Fund Portfolio

Parvatha Vardhini C



I am 39 years old and have a son aged two.  My wife and I are planning to invest around ₹30,000 a month in mutual funds for five years or more. The funds I am cons... »
Primer

All about maternity cover

S. Prakash

Maternity insurance covers maternity-related expenses. Maternity was not covered until few years ago. Thanks to increased awareness and competition, it is now included in the health insurance plan... »
Due Diligence

Get banks to lend you more

K Venkatasubramanian

Looked around for home loans and found that all banks are willing to lend you much less than the rosy amount that you want? Well, there are ways to get the banks to lend you more — all legally, of... »
Home Truths

Fixed, but attractive

No surprises This loan is suitable if you don't want a rude shock later on.

Radhika Merwin

With Axis Bank’s new home loan, lock into 10.4 per cent for 20 years »

Your Taxes

If your health plan falls short

Real estate is no substitute for equity

Your Inflation Tracker

Go global for big discounts

Franklin India Taxshield: Invest

Nitty-gritty of nomination


NRIs remit about $10 billion a year towards healthcare costs for their families in India. Often, family members divert such funds to other uses rather than attend to a health issue in time. »

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