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Franklin Prima Plus: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C

Hopes of an economic recovery have moved prices of stocks across market capitalisations steeply up in the last one year. At the same time, many companies are fully not out of the woods yet... »

Your Fund Portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian



I have been investing in UTI Retirement Benefit and Franklin Templeton Pension funds.  I have since retired and I learn that further investments in the schemes are... »

DB Corp: Buy

Well positioned: Over two-thirds of the company’s ad revenue comes from resilient local or retail advertisers.

K Venkatasubramanian

As a play on the potential revival in the domestic economy, DB Corp is attractively positioned to take advantage of its entrenched presence in northern and western India. Dainik Bhaskar,... »

Jammu & Kashmir Bank: Sell

Tough terrain: High delinquency rates and upcoming elections in J&K
could impact the bank’s farm loans

Radhika Merwin

Jammu and Kashmir Bank has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons. First, there were rumours of discrepancies in the reporting of bad loans, which was denied by the management. Then, i... »

Reality Check

Public sector oil stocks

Anand Kalyanaraman

Public sector oil stocks have been on a roll this month. Oil refiners Indian Oil, HPCL and BPCL have gained between 10 and 16 per cent, while upstream companies ONGC and Oil India are up 6-9 per c... »

SBI Magnum Equity: Buy

K Venkatasubramanian

The mid-cap pack has run up spectacularly over the past six months, outperforming large-caps substantially. But investors not too keen on risk may be better off focusing on steadier large-caps, as... »

Sobha Developers: Buy

Sound footing: Sobha fared well last year when most property developers struggled

Meera Siva

Continuing strength in the Bangalore realty market, good execution track record and well-recognised brand name make Sobha Developers a strong player in the high-end residential segment. ... »

L&T India Value Fund: Buy

Anand Kalyanaraman

Among the big gainers in the ongoing bull run in the market is the L&T India Value Fund. This multi-cap scheme has notched up a tidy 67 per cent return in the past one year. This makes the... »

New Kid On The Block

For those with a yen for Japan

Bhavana Acharya

After European and US stock markets caught the investor’s eye, it is now the turn of the Japanese market. Reliance Mutual is looking to jump into the bandwagon and participate in the rally, wit... »

Your Fund Portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian



I am 32 and my wife is 27. We are currently investing ₹5,000 every month, in each of the following funds: Birla Sun Life Frontline Equity, Franklin India Prima Plus... »

The contours of equity-linked saving schemes

Canara Robeco Equity Diversified Fund: Buy

SBI Mutual files papers for retirement benefit fund

Marico: Buy

Thermax: Sell

Keep an eye on renewable energy, irrigation: Navneet Munot

Advice, with accountability

Ups and Downs

Franklin India Smaller Companies: BUY

IPCA Labs: Buy

Portfolio Moves

Big wins for this first-mover

Nalinakanthi V

Birla Sun Life Pure Value has been one of the blockbuster funds in this rally, its NAV more than doubling in the last one year, even as its benchmark, BSE 200, gained a modest 39 per cent. The... »

‘We prefer consumer cyclicals to industrials’

Vetri Subramaniam, CIO, Religare Invesco Mutual Fund

K VENKATASUBRAMANIAN, PARVATHA VARDHINI C

There are hardly any obvious pockets of undervaluation in the market, feels Vetri Subramaniam, CIO, Religare Invesco Mutual Fund. Even as most cyclical businesses turn expensive, he bets on... »

Make sure you SIP it right

Nimesh Shah

If you want your dreams to come true, there is no running away from taking small, but steady, steps in the right direction. Different people have different needs, therefore, a fin... »

MF Alerts: Sporting a new name

Kotak Equity Fund of Funds will be rechristened as Kotak Asset Allocator Fund with effect from September 20. Following the name change, the fund’s investment objective will also be modifie... »

Ups and Downs

Snowman Logistics IPO: Buy

Snowman provides both storage and transportation

Bhavana Acharya

For an investor who can stomach high risk, the initial public offer (IPO) of Snowman Logistics presents a good opportunity. The cold storage logistics business of Gateway Distriparks, Snow... »

Pidilite Industries: Buy

Brand power: Innovative packaging and ad campaigns have paid off. - BIJOY GHOSH

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Sales of adhesives and industrial chemicals are, to a good extent, linked to the fortunes of the economy. With the economy showing signs of a pick-up, manufacturers of these products should ben... »

Reality Check

Engineers India

Parvatha Vardhini C

The Engineers India’s stock dropped 14 per cent on August 13, after a 38 per cent year-on-year fall in the company’s net profit to ₹80 crore in the June 2014 quarter. Poor perform... »

Ups and Downs

Alerts: Yet another arbitrage fund

Following L&T, Edelweiss and Axis Mutual Fund, Deutsche MF has come out with an arbitrage fund. The scheme intends to generate income by investing in arbitrage opportunities that poten... »

‘Low quality stocks are first to run up’

Punjab National Bank: Sell

Deutsche Asset Management India launches arbitrage fund

Redington India: Buy

MF Alerts

Bhushan Steel

Your fund portfolio

Getting back their shine

DSP BlackRock Micro Cap Fund: BUY

‘MF-linked retirement plan to be a game changer’


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