SEARCH

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... »

Return of the gilt brigade

Radhika Merwin

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

“We need true parity with banks”

T T SRINIVASARAGHAVAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SUNDARAM FINANCE

Radhika Merwin

Stringent norms are not an issue and are needed as risks in the financial system increase. Bu... »

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... »

Not a clean sweep for new KVP

sellingpix/shutterstock.com

K Venkatasubramanian

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

Firm Calls

Building on: Expected capacity addition should help ACC regain lost ground

ACC: Hold

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

From our buy recommendation in February, the stock of ACC has rallied 43 per cent to ₹1,509 n... »

Firm Calls

All geared: The company is en route to robust earnings growth

Sundram Fasteners: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C

Investors can buy Sundram Fasteners stock to ride on the revival in domestic auto sales. This... »

Global Investor

Currency Call

Rupee set to fall further

Gurumurthy K

You would think that the dip in consumer inflation and strong industrial output data would ha... »

Firm Calls

Puravankara Projects: Buy

Meera Siva

Expectations of a fall in interest rates and an up-tick in economic growth have been positive... »

Real Assets

Bullion Cues

Gold continues moving uphill

Gurumurthy K

A sharp rally triggered by short-covering on Friday helped gold prices close higher for th... »

Real Assets

Raw Input

Coal — down in the dumps

Meera Siva

International coal prices are down and may continue to remain low due to supply-related and... »

ACC: Hold

Building on: Expected capacity addition should help ACC regain lost ground

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

From our buy recommendation in February, the stock of ACC has rallied 43 per cent to ₹1,509 now. Though not an out-performer in the cement pack, the stock’s returns have been better than the ma... »

Reality Check

Whirlpool of India

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

The stock of consumer durables maker Whirlpool of India has rallied 30 per cent since its September quarter results announcement on October 31. A strong performance in the quarte... »
Commodity Call

Copper may still retain sheen

Gurumurthy K

Copper prices have been very volatile this year. Prices tumbled nearly 17 per cent in the first three months of 2014. The recovery from March halted in August and from there the prices slippe... »

Home Truths

Home in on a property using analytics

Handy tool Data can help you land a better deal on your home.

Meera Siva

Until recently, most home buyers zeroed in on property based on intuition, emotion and hearsay. But not any more! Thanks to a lot of information-gathering happening in the last few years — bot... »

New Fund Offer

Nothing unique about this combo

Parvatha Vardhini C

Equity markets are perched at a high but in the long term nothing beats inflation other than equity investments. Gold prices seem to be going only southwards but over the years gold has... »

Meet The Manager

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

Rajeev Thakkar, CIO, Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services

Aarati Krishnan

With a tortoise for its logo, a single equity scheme and a go-anywhere mandate that allows the fund to invest in foreign stocks, Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services’ (PPFAS) mutual fund ha... »

Due Diligence

Want to guarantee a loan? Think again

corund/shutterstock.com

Maulik Tewari

A friend or a relative is taking a loan and asks you to become his/her guarantor. You may want to agree to it instantly, shrugging it off as a perfectly harmless request. On the other h... »

Taking cover

Busting some insurance myths

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Tax planning is on all our minds and the easiest route is to buy an insurance policy. Though popular, it’s not the best way to save tax. Nor are insurance policies simple instruments in which t... »

Newsmaker

Charged up over new buy

Mr Warren Buffett, Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway (file photo)

Meera Siva

In a deal that has analysts wondering, “Why is he doing it?”, Warren Buffett is swapping shares of Procter & Gamble to buy its Duracell brand battery division. The deal values the bu... »

Data Point

Indian market outshines peers

05/11/2014 MUMBAI: Pedestrian walks past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on November 5, 2014. The BSE sensex hit a new peak of 28.000. Photo: Paul Noronha

Maulik Tewari

Leaving behind the benchmark stock indices in other countries, the BSE Sensex has surged 32.5 per cent so far this year. The sector indices have gained anywhere between 14 per cent and 5... »

Investors and funds must think long term

High Five

Stock tips — what doesn’t work

Something’s gotta give

Puravankara Projects: Buy

Cashing in on gold

Earn more on NRI deposits

Small Change

Sundram Fasteners: Buy

All geared: The company is en route to robust earnings growth

Parvatha Vardhini C

Investors can buy Sundram Fasteners stock to ride on the revival in domestic auto sales. This TVS group company supplies ancillary parts such as high tensile fasteners, radiator caps, pumps and... »

Bullion Cues

Gold continues moving uphill

Gurumurthy K

A sharp rally triggered by short-covering on Friday helped gold prices close higher for the second consecutive week. Gold was struggling in the initial part of the week, in the absenc... »

BNP Paribas Dividend Yield Fund: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

A dividend-yield strategy involves favouring stocks that offer good dividends, making for relatively lower risk. Such a strategy may be of good use in the current choppy markets. Among... »

Raw Input

Coal — down in the dumps

Meera Siva

International coal prices are down and may continue to remain low due to supply-related and demand-side developments. But the Indian coal sector, which is in an exciting phase with a slew of r... »

Wealth to touch $64 trillion

Arvind Jayaram

The investable wealth of high net worth individuals worldwide is expected to grow at an average of 6.9 per cent between 2013 and 2016 to touch $64.3 trillion, according to the new Capgemin... »

Your financial plan

Suresh Parthasarthy

I am 22 and work in the private sector. I need to invest ₹90,000 annually to save tax. Should I invest in PPF or ELSS?Is it alright to decide on other financial goals after marriage?... »

Currency Call

Rupee set to fall further

Gurumurthy K

You would think that the dip in consumer inflation and strong industrial output data would have propped up the rupee. But the currency continues to struggle to gain ground against the dollar. T... »

Your Taxes

maxicam/shutterstock.com

Rajesh Srinivasan



My wife has no income of her own. In 2008, I transferred about ₹10 lakh to her bank account. A demat account was opened in her name and trading was carried out. Wit... »
Portfolio Ideas

Two goals, one portfolio?

B Venkatesh

If you have, say, two life goals that you would like to achieve in the next 10 years, can you create a single investment portfolio to meet both these goals? The question is relevant becaus... »

A home of our own? No, thanks

Gayathri Shankar, Recruitment Professional

Radhika Merwin

A piece of earth you can call your own, a permanent roof over your head, a house you can transform into a home — this is what most of us hanker for. Buying a home is the next milestone for most... »

Bear call spread in Ashok Leyland

Bank of India needs to cross a barrier

The road ahead for NBFCs

The stamp of a collector

Five must-knows about annuities

Give your home a natural feel

Property hotspots

Real Assets

Commodity Call

Copper may still retain sheen

Gurumurthy K

Copper prices have been very volatile this year. Prices tumbled nearly 17 per cent in the f... »

Funds

BNP Paribas Dividend Yield Fund: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

A dividend-yield strategy involves favouring stocks that offer good dividends, making for re... »

Funds

New Fund Offer

Nothing unique about this combo

Parvatha Vardhini C

Equity markets are perched at a high but in the long term nothing beats inflation other than... »
Comments to: web.businessline@thehindu.co.in. Copyright © 2014, The Hindu Business Line.