Silver shining A promising investment.
Silver shining A promising investment.

Why only gold? The case for silver ETFs

The fund industry can surely find a way around cost and storage-related obstacles »

Wipro: Buy

With growth picking up, it deserves to trade at par with the leading players »

Cipla: Buy

Breathing easy Expected inhaler launches in the EU will drive growth. Cipla has grown faster than the industry, thanks to market share gains in the asthma, cardio-vascular and anti-infective segments »

SBI Pharma Fund: Buy

Concerns over likely pullout by FIIs and political uncertainty may continue to favour defensive themes such as pharma »

Franklin India Taxshield: Buy

The fund has managed to ride out market cycles well and has contained downsides during corrections »


MF Alerts - Making a song and a dance

Mutual fund advertisements usually put you to sleep. But here’s a new one. Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund has put up a short clip on YouTube that answers the basic questions novice investors w... »


New fund on the block: DSP BR Dynamic

DSP BR Dynamic will juggle equity and debt, based on which is more attractive »


A Balasubramanian, CEO, Birla Sunlife AMC

‘To buy banking stocks, look at GDP growth’: A Balasubramanian, CEO, Birla Sunlife AMC

Banking sector has a direct correlation with GDP. Economic growth has more or less bottomed out and any improvement from hereon will reflect on banks. »

Infosys: Buy

Infosys, the laggard in the last two years, has bounced back in FY14 as its founder returned and pushed all the right operational buttons. With a steady improvement in the company’s numbers... »

Your fund portfolio

I am 26 and work for a private company. I have been investing ₹3,500 in IDFC Premier Equity, ₹2,000 in L&T Equity and ₹1,000 in SBI Magnum Balanced via the SIP... »

ICICI Pru Value Discovery: Buy

Mid-cap funds are usually prone to sharp swings in returns, very few of them making the cut on consistency and riding out volatile phases in the market. ICICI Pru Value Discovery fares well on thi... »

Expect good returns for US equities

George Russell, Institutional Portfolio Manager, Franklin Templeton group

People’s loan repayments as a percentage of their income are much lower now, says George Russell, who is a fund manager for the Franklin Equity Group. He expects demand for auto, housing an... »

Go global

Want to diversify your investment beyond India? Here’s one fund to help you achieve this. Religare Invesco has launched its Religare Invesco Global Equity Income Fund. This open-ended fund will in... »

Colgate Palmolive (India): Sell

At ₹1,405, the stock of Colgate-Palmolive trades at a price-to-earnings of 41 times its trailing 12 month earnings. Not only is this above the FMCG basket’s multiple of around 39 times, it... »

L&T Finance: BUY

The stock of L&T Finance Holdings (LTFH), one of the front-runners in the race for banking licences, declined 12 per cent last week when it failed to make the RBI’s first cut. Wh... »

Bond Street

Short-term pain, long-term gain

Worth the wait RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan intends to bring CPI inflation down to reasonable levels in India over the next two-three years. Trends in US

The move to keep money tight... »

Ups and Downs

Return Tracker

Take to small-caps in a small way

The riskier the bet, the better the potential pay-off — investors sometimes find themselves on the right side of this market axiom. If you bet money last year on funds that invest in riskier small... »

Principal Large-Cap: Hold

L&T India Prudence: Buy

Amara Raja Batteries: BUY

HSBC MF India launches new open ended fund

Your fund portfolio

Reliance Top 200: HOLD

HDFC Capital Builder: BUY

Mutual Funds: Alerts

Bhushan Steel: Sell

SBI: Buy

Riding the MNC wave

The shares of multinational companies (MNCs) have done exceptionally well over the past five years. Birla Sun Life MNC has been a consistent out-performer and has delivered annual retu... »

BNP Paribas Equity: Buy

With election results hardly a month away, markets are already factoring in a stable Government. Should the outcome turn adverse, markets may see a sharp slide. In such times, a large-cap fund wit... »

Gold funds or gold ETFs?

Looking to invest in gold? In case you wish to buy gold in electronic form, mutual fund houses offer two options — gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and gold funds. Gold ETFs are listed... »
Reality Check

Gujarat Gas

The stock of city gas distributor Gujarat Gas has been on a tear over the last month, gaining more than 66 per cent. The ‘Gujarat connection’ seems to have helped. The Gujarat government-controlle... »

Wonderla Holidays – IPO: Yes

Investors with a high-risk appetite can subscribe to the initial public offering (IPO) of amusement park company Wonderla Holidays. The company has been operating a theme park in Kochi s... »

Monsanto India: Hold

Long way to go GM maize has many a hurdle to cross. The stock of Monsanto India, the Indian subsidiary of crop protection major Monsanto US, has been the best performer in the agri space, almost trebling in the last one year. Healthy fund... »

MF Alerts

Sports many caps Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund has launched the MoSt Focussed Multicap 35 Fund. At any given point the fund will invest at least 65 per cent of its assets in equities... »

‘A Chinese slowdown is not good for India’

Gopal Agrawal

The tiny Mirae Asset Management has proved to be a rather good manager of emerging equity and global funds. Its CIO, Gopal Agrawal, has been spot on, on his call on gold and global markets. Her... »

Your fund portfolio

I am 35 and work for a software company. My monthly income is ₹1.2 lakh. After deducting household and loan expenses and investments in PPF, RD and insurance, I s... »


The stock of Mumbai-based property developer Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL) has been on a boil, with its price zooming by over 50 per cent last month. This was after... »

Zee Entertainment: HOLD

Sun Pharma: BUY

MFs see redemption of Rs 1.09 lakh cr in March

Ups and Downs

Back in the orbit

IDFC: Hold

Mahindra and Mahindra: Hold

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