Franklin India Balanced Fund: Buy

Nalinakanthi V

After the impressive rally witnessed over the last 18 months, equities have turned choppy. The benchmark indices — Nifty and Sensex —— have lost over 6 per cent in the past month. Invest... »

Your Financial Plan

Suresh Parthasarathy

I am 44, employed in a private company. My wife, 42, is a home maker. I want to take VRS, two years from now. Please suggest a suitable investment strategy.My employer provides group... »

Reliance Vision: Hold

Turning around after lacklustre run

Yoganand D

Investors can retain the units of Reliance Vision that they hold. The fund has a long track record of nearly 20 years but had a lacklustre run between 2010 and early 2013. But it turned around fro... »
Ind-AS Analysis

Power and utilities

Sai Venkateshwaran

Financial reporting in India is all set to take a significant leap with the adoption of Indian Accounting Standards (Ind-AS) that are converged with International Financial Reporti... »
Havells India — Follow-up call: HOLD

LED by demand

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Expected pick up in sales of switchgears and cables will drive margins »

One year of Modi rule sees surge in retail participation in mutual funds

Sundeep Sikka

Lokeshwarri SK

There has been a sense of disappointment over the performance of the Modi Government in its first year, but the mutual fund industry has never had it so good. Since Narendra Modi took ov... »

Your Financial Plan

Suresh Parthasarathy

I am 27 and employed with the Central government; my fiancé works in a PSU bank. I have been provided health cover by my employer. Please suggest a plan to help me meet my goals.<... »

Sounding Board

Yes to VRS

Anand Kalyanaraman

Opting for voluntary retirement is a life-changing move. What makes people do it? Do they regret their decision later? Anand Kalyanaraman sounds out some who chose to take the plunge. »
Returns Tracker

Pharma stocks pause for breath

Nalinakanthi V

SBI Pharma Fund stays fit and keeps the lead »

PNC Infratech: Asking for too much

Bhavana Acharya

A healthy order book and good execution track record are undone by expensive valuations. Conservative investors can skip the initial public offer (IPO) of infrastructure company PNC Infratech. The... »

Reliance Capital eyes 1 m investors for retirement fund

Why they prefer commodities to equities

Dynamic yet cautious

Your Fund Portfolio

Asset sale lifts Biocon's profit

Time to get cracking

Good run to continue

Your Fund Portfolio

Why Quantum Long Term Equity faltered

Impressive recovery after a rocky start

DB Corp: Making headlines

K Venkatasubramanian

Regional language newspapers are able to tap the rural as well as urban advertising pie quite effectively. As the economy gets back to the growth path, discretionary spends are expected to rise. <... »

Your fund portfolio

Parvatha Vardhini C

I am 30 years old and have been investing in mutual funds through the systematic investment plan (SIP) mode for the last four years. Currently, I am investin... »
ICICI Prudential Child Care Plan – Study: Buy

Balanced, but with an adventurous streak

Bhavana Acharya

Investors looking for a relatively safer fund for the long term can buy units of ICICI Prudential Child Care – Study plan. It invests at least 75 per cent of its portfolio in debt instruments whic... »
Punjab National Bank: SELL

Slipping on bad loans

Punjab National Bank branch, Chennai

Radhika Merwin

Rising NPAs and restructured assets have eaten into the bank’s earnings »
Dr Reddy’s Laboratories: BUY

Potent pill


Nalinakanthi V

Shift in focus towards better-margin and less-competitive products should aid margins »

Mahindra Lifespace Developer: Promising space - Buy

Meera Siva

The company’s established position in the affordable housing market should help »

Bharti Infratel: Towering presence - Buy

K Venkatasubramanian

Pan-India presence should help the company meet the telcos’ growing demand for towers »
Your Fund Portfolio

Score with direct investments

K Venkatasubramanian

Fund houses allow you to invest online via their website »
Bullion Cues

Oil rises, but gold unmoved

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

Gold prices closed the week at $1,188.39/ounce, up a marginal 0.84 per cent. On Friday, the US Labour Department said that non-farm payrolls rose by 2,23,000 in April while the unemploym... »

SBI Magnum Equity: Buy

Large-caps give it safety amidst volatility

Parvatha Vardhini C

Markets witnessed a strong rally last year, pinning hopes on faster economic growth and, hence, better corporate earnings. But with a pick-up in growth still taking its own time and companies c... »

Your Financial Plan

‘Expect a recovery, but a moderate one’

Betting on niche plays

Stocks: Ups and Downs

Retaining its power

The right blend of cyclicals and defensives

Your Financial Plan

‘Earnings improvement seen only from next fiscal’

Cherry-picks stocks with growth potential

Stocks: Ups and Downs

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