Index outlook: Choppy trading on the cards

Lokeshwarri SK

Trading will get volatile next week as indices approach their previous peaks and traders holding... »

GSFC: Reap the rewards of expansion

Healthy growth: Strong demand for fertilisers should help the company

Nalinakanthi V

The stock of complex fertiliser-maker Gujarat State Fertilisers and Chemicals (GSFC) has gain... »

Franklin India Corporate Bond Opportunities: BUY

Radhika Merwin

If the ups and downs in interest rates have you bewildered, you can opt for bond funds that... »
Bullion Cues

It’s a clear signal to sell

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

With the Federal Reserve cutting down stimulus by another $10 billion and taking a more... »

Watch out for the rupee!

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Gold prices in the spot market dropped to ₹2,651.8/gram (of 24 karat), down from ₹2,690/gram... »


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Your Stock Portfolio

Watch out for Titan’s glitter

Yoganand D

Here are answers to readers’ queries on the performance of their stock holdings.Ple... »

Firm Calls

Reality Check

Snowman Logistics

Bhavana Acharya

Snowman Logistics had a firecracker of a listing on Friday, shooting 68 per cent higher. Snowman... »


Different strokes: Mutual funds were sellers in the small-cap stocks that were bought by FIIs. - BIKERIDERLONDON/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

FIIs, MFs take different paths

Nalinakanthi V

In addition to sound fundamentals, buying interest from institutional investors — foreign ins... »

Beyond Stocks

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Due Diligence

In a tight spot, bank on your FD

Gurumurthy K

Personal loans are not the only way to meet your short-term financial needs. If you have been... »

Net Worth


Antiques are forever

Elizabeth Mathew

Few things have stood the test of time the way traditional jewellery has. As the representati... »

Net Worth

High Life

Wanna Trek to the Stars?

Meera Siva

The world’s most affluent are willing to shell out $10,000 per km for this flight. And t... »
PF Watch

Changes in EPF Scheme could affect you

Alok Agrawal

When the Ministry of Labour and Employment conducted a recent study, it found that a number of employees in sectors such as banks, construction, services and so on did not enjoy any provident f... »

The low-down on joint fixed deposits

Parvatha Vardhini C

We all open fixed deposits with banks − sometimes in joint names, sometimes with nominations, sometimes with neither. But will the money reach the intended hands without any hitches at a later... »

Smart Money

Bank on royal treatment

Gurumurthy K

Visiting a bank and waiting for hours to make transactions can often turn out to be tiring. Opting to become a priority bank customer can cut this bother entirely. Priority banking is a... »

Raw Input

Supply bounty leaves palm oil flat

Bhavana Acharya

Palm oil has seen better days. Crude palm oil prices are at their lowest in five years. This versatile vegetable oil is used as inputs for everything — from cosmetics to confectionery, f... »
Meet Rubi Arya

REITs must deliver double-digit returns

RUBI ARYA, Vice-Chairperson & Director, Milestone Capital Advisors

Meera Siva

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have to offer higher returns over safe investments to make them attractive to investors, says Rubi Arya, Vice-Chairperson & Director, Milestone Capital... »

Portfolio Ideas

Change your behaviour, get to your goals

B Venkatesh

Investing is all about routing your savings into various return-generating products to achieve goals such as buying a house and educating your children. There are several reasons... »

Cutting down

BL Research Bureau

Banking major State Bank of India cut interest rates on fixed deposits of some timelines. Deposits between one and three years will now earn a rate of 8.75 per cent as against the earlier 9 per ce... »
New Fund On The Block

Yet another bet on economic revival

K Venkatasubramanian

As the economy steers itself out of a slowdown and gets to the recovery path, a host of sectors are expected to benefit from this revival. Of course, several cyclical sectors have already run u... »

Petronet LNG: Sell

Anand Kalyanaraman

Similar to many of its peers in the oil and gas space, the stock of gas importer and regasifier Petronet LNG has been on a tear this year. The stock has gained 90 per cent since January end. Bu... »

Reality Check


K Venkatasubramanian

The stock of mid-tier IT player Mastek shot up over 28 per cent last week. This followed the company demerging its insurance products and services business. This business may be capital-in... »

Watch out for Titan’s glitter

HDFC Balanced: Buy

Your fund portfolio

Make money when the going is good

Indian gold investors remain edgy

The odds are stacked against gold

A card bounty

Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana: A diversifier, but not your best option

Go on, give it all away



Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett isn’t going to leave any money to his children in his last will and testament. Neither is eBbay founder Pierre Omidyar. Nor are New York City Mayor Micha... »
Safe Harbour

Liquid funds haven’t lost all their lustre

Liquid money These funds do not have a lock-in period and carry no entry or exit loads.

Radhika Merwin

The Budget took away most of the tax advantages that debt mutual funds enjoyed over bank products. But if you’re looking to park money for less than a year, liquid funds still make a lot o... »


Scotland’s “no” vote has saved Britain from unravelling, but for how long? Older Scots voted no; the younger voted yes@Chellaney “He says he’s changed, he promises he’ll never hurt m... »
Commodity Call

Pulses set for a bull run

G Chandrashekhar

The stage is set for the market sentiment on pulses to change. For an extended period of time, farm-gate prices have been ruling at or around the minimum support price. Indeed, chana or gram (desi... »

Your taxes


Sanjiv Chaudhary

I am 25 and my mother transferred some shares from her demat account to my demat account a few months back. What would be the tax implications, if any, on this tran... »
Future Perfect

Sell a call option in Arvind

KS Badri Narayanan

The long-term outlook remains positive for Arvind, as long as it trades above ₹245. After recording a new peak at ₹341.5 recently, the stock has come under pressure. The stock finds immediate resi... »

High Five: SBI (₹2,568.5)

Yoganand D

The stock of SBI fell 2 per cent last week after breaching its key immediate resistance band between ₹2,580 and ₹2,600 conclusively, a week before. Traders with a short-term perspective ne... »

Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services: Sell

Under pressure: Poor monsoons have hit tractor sales

Radhika Merwin

The stock of Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services has underperformed the market in the last one year, due to slowing loan growth and deterioration in asset quality. In the latest Jun... »

IDFC Premier Equity: HOLD

Bhavana Acharya

In the past year, IDFC Premier Equity has slipped down the ranking charts, ceding its top-ranking position to funds such as Canara Robeco Emerging Equities and ICICI Pru Midcap. In the o... »

Where Angels love to tread

R Subramaniam Iyer, angel investor

Meera Siva

Start-ups love them. They boldly venture into areas where private equity and venture capital funds fear to tread. They provide primary source of funding to entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas, b... »

VIP Industries: Buy

Who can write out an MF cheque

On a house hunt? Keep the broker out

Supply trouble supports domestic iron ore

Sewing up a tailor’s case

Your Financial Plan

Your taxes

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