Two tax-saving plans from Sundaram Mutual to open today

Aiming high: Sunil Subramaniam (right), Deputy CEO, Sundaram
Mutual, with Shiv Chanani, Fund Manager - Equity, at a press meet in Mumbai on Wednesday. - SHASHI ASHIWAL

Our Bureau

Sundaram Mutual Fund has launched two tax-saving, close-ended, equity-focused funds in a bid to capture the benefit accruing from the ‘Make in India’ plank of the government.The mult... »

2014 review: MFs went big on cyclical stocks

Nalinakanthi V, BL Research Bureau

Bets triggered by expectations of a faster economic revival, better credit growth »

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... »

Hotel Leelaventure: Sell

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

Anand Kalyanaraman

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

Jet Airways

Anand Kalyanaraman

While the SpiceJet stock has been wilting due to a cash crunch, Jet Airways has been on a roll on the bourses. Despite the fall last Friday due to profit-booking, the stock is up more than... »

HDFC Index Fund - Sensex Plus: Buy

Anand Kalyanaraman

Getting chary about the market run-up but want to stay invested, mostly in the relatively safer large bluechips? Go for HDFC Index Fund – Sensex Plus. This fund invests 80-90 per cent of... »

Franklin India Taxshield: Invest

K Venkatasubramanian

Investors looking for a relatively safe bet for their tax-saving purposes can consider Franklin India Taxshield. Over one-, three- and five-year periods, the fund has managed to outperform its ben... »

ICICI Prudential Top 100: Buy

Yoganand D

Early bets on cyclicals have helped the fund perform »

Your fund portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian

I am 20 and have been investing ₹2,000 in Canara Robeco Equity Diversified through systematic investment plan (SIP) mode from January 2014. If I keep investing the same amount till I turn 60... »

Century Plyboards: Buy

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Investors with a long-term view can buy the stock of Century Plyboards. The company holds a fourth of the organised plywood market in India. It has a large network (1,424 dealers and 13,00... »


Coal India: Buy

Rise and rise of direct plans; make up a third of MF assets

Jewellery stocks

Indraprastha Gas: Buy

‘Valuation not the key in a growth economy’

Monte Carlo Fashions IPO: Buy

Your Financial Plan

Canara Robeco Large Cap+ Fund: Hold

Godrej Consumer Products: Hold

Birla MF expects Sensex to touch 57,000 in 3 years

Our Bureau

Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund expects the Sensex to touch 57,200 points in the next three years aided largely by sharp corporate earnings growth of Sensex 30 companies.Speaking to media... »

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... »

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... »

Taking the MF route to secure their silver years

BALAMURUGAN, GM in a multinational company

K Venkatasubramanian

The “MF cult” seems to be catching on, with many now viewing mutual funds as a long-term investment. Thanks to a market that is making new highs day after day, an increasing number of people are g... »

Tata Steel: Buy

Rolling on: The company’s capacity expansions should hold it in good stead

Maulik Tewari

The company’s volumes have grown despite weak economic conditions and rising imports »

Ups and Downs

LIC Housing Finance: Invest

Radhika Merwin

The housing finance space has been growing steadily at 16-19 per cent over the last two years, even while other segments such as corporate lending languished below 10 per cent in recent times. »
Meet The Manager

‘Flow of money from real to financial assets has just begun’

RITESH JAIN, CIO, Tata Asset Management


The outlook for equities is positive because money has just begun flowing into financial assets. This is due to falling inflation and high interest rates, says Ritesh Jain, CIO, Tata Asset... »

Why these investors went direct

R Vishwanathan, Software professional

Anand Kalyanaraman

Direct plans of mutual fund schemes help investors save on costs. But they are not for everyone »

Sanofi India: Sell

Nalinakanthi V

Sanofi has got little respite from price caps. This will hurt profitability »

Ups and Downs

UTI Equity Fund: Invest

Saving without a pay cheque

Balkrishna Industries: Sell

Your Fund Portfolio

Religare Tax Plan: Buy

Reliance MIP: Buy

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