Your fund portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian

I am new to mutual fund investing and plan to start monthly investments of ₹10,000 in mutual funds through the SIP (systematic investment plan) route. My goals are long-term, around... »

Fund Basics

Switch in and out with ease

Investors in a scheme may want to shift either the whole or part of their investment onto another scheme of the same mutual fund. To simplify this process, investors have the facility... »

HDFC Bank: Hold

Radhika Merwin

The economy has been going through one of its most challenging times, growing less than 5 per cent for two consecutive years. The banking sector, a proxy to the growth in the economy, has seen... »

Jindal Steel & Power: Sell

Under siege: Coal block de-allocation includes all of JSPL’s nine assets

Maulik Tewari

The stock of Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) has fallen almost 50 per cent since June this year. Alleged illegalities by JSPL in iron ore sourcing in Odisha and uncertainty over the fate of its... »

Ups and Downs

HDFC Children’s Gift Savings plan: Buy

Radhika Merwin

The sharp rally in equities has left many investors wary of testing the waters. For such investors, a debt-oriented balanced fund, which allocates 10-25 per cent in equity and the balance in debt... »

SBI MF launches inflation indexed bond fund


SBI Mutual Fund today said it has launched an inflation indexed bond fund (IIBF) offering which is aimed at investors with low to medium risk profile looking at a hedge against price rise.U... »

Meet the real long-term investors

Lokeshwarri SK

A friend once riled us by saying that everyone who invests in stocks is actually a ‘trader’ and not an ‘investor’. His argument was that the so-called ‘investors’ are not actually involved with... »

Meet Ganti Murthy

‘We are being conservative with our debt funds’

Radhika Merwin

With the consumer inflation (CPI) dipping to 6.46 per cent in September, do you think there is a case for rate cuts in the future?I don’t think one data point is enough to guide t... »

Franklin India Flexi Cap: Buy

K Venkatasubramanian

If you are looking for a fund that invests in a blend of large- and mid-cap stocks without undue risks, Franklin India Flexi Cap is a suitable choice.Over one-, three- and five-year time... »

Reality check

Coromandel International: Buy

Reliance MF beats benchmark indices, finds Crisil

DCB Bank: Buy

Dealing with higher ATM charges

Blue-chip focus for a smoother ride


L&T India Special Situations fund: Buy

Ashoka Buildcon: Buy

Your Financial Plan

Tata Balanced Fund: Buy

Anand Kalyanaraman

With overheated stock markets, a measure of debt can help balance out the equity risk. Equity-oriented balanced funds serve this purpose, and among the top in this category is Tata Balanced Fun... »

‘Now’s the time to buy cheaper growth stories’

Anand Shah, CIO, BNP Paribas Mutual Fund

Bhavana Acharya

Markets will take a price correction over the next one year, before the actual execution of the Government's plans sparks the next jump, according to Anand Shah, CIO, BNP Paribas Mutual Fund. H... »

Why they’re comfortable with risky chits

Game for it Anju Hameed with her husband - BIJOY GHOSH

Meera Siva

“I lost money investing in a chit fund,” is a constant refrain. Yet, there are many people who are loyal long-term investors in unregistered chit schemes. What attracts them to these schemes? T... »

Reality Check

Oberoi Realty

Meera Siva

Shares of Mumbai-based Oberoi Realty rallied after it put up a good show in the September quarter. Net profit on a consolidated basis increased 10 per cent year-on-year to ₹70.5 crore. »

Hero MotoCorp: Buy

Hero Motorcycles seen at the assembly line at the Hero Motocorp Garden Factory at Neemrana in Haryana. Photo: S. Subramanium

Parvatha Vardhini C

After a lull in the last two years, sales growth in the two-wheeler industry has touched double-digits in the first six months of this fiscal. Hero MotoCorp is well poised to cash in on this turna... »

Up-front commissions drive big collections into closed-end funds

Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

With the Sensex rising 25 per cent in the past year, new equity funds are back in vogue, collecting nearly ₹6,400 crore in the first nine months of 2014. But curiously, closed-end funds,... »

Your financial plan

Suresh Parthasarathy

I am 45 and work as a freelance software trainer. My wife, 40, is a homemaker. My daughter is in class three and my son in class one. I have aged parents with ailments. My father has an eme... »

Your Fund Portfolio

Parvatha Vardhini C

I am a retired bank employee with no liabilities. I have invested lump-sum amounts ranging from ₹25,000 to ₹50,000 in each of the following funds during the last two years — Axis Equity, DSP... »


Valuations, fundamentals favour fixed income

Rahul Goswami

With valuations and macro-fundamentals in favour, there lies a strong case for investing in fixed income at this point in time. Currently, the Indian economy is in much better shape, wit... »

DLF: Sell

Lost plot If home buyers keep away from DLF, sales will be hit further

Meera Siva

Shares of real estate major DLF tumbled last week after SEBI found irregularities in the company’s 2007 IPO filing. Does the recent steep fall offer an entry point for investors? Not rea... »

Shoppers Stop: Sell

A savvy tax-saver: Axis Long Term Equity - Buy

GMR Infrastructure

Your financial plan

Your Fund Portfolio

ICICI Pru Balanced: BUY


Havells India: Invest

Knocked out by new fund offers

eClerx Services: Buy

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