L&T Mutual Fund launches ‘Business Cycles Fund’

L&T Mutual Fund on Wednesday launched ‘Business Cycles Fund’, an open-ended equity scheme, to generate long-term capital appreciation from a diversified portfolio of predominantly equity and e... »
Follow up: PC Jeweller - Buy

This gem will continue to sparkle

Last year, Delhi-based PC Jeweller navigated the choppy waters of the gems and jewellery sector quite commendably. The demand in the sector had slackened due to a weak economy and supply curbs... »

Portfolio Moves

From backbencher to top scorer

On a fast track: The fund has topped the return charts. TIM THE FINN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

After underperforming the BSE 200 Index, its benchmark, for over two years, HDFC Core and Satellite has witnessed a significant turnaround in the last four months. The fund, which figured in t... »

Your fund portfolio

I am 43 and work for a central public sector undertaking.  I have been investing ₹1 lakh in PPF for the last eight years towards the higher education of my elder daughter studying in class... »

Fund Advice

Index funds vs ETFs

If you believe that Nifty and Sensex will scale new peaks over the next three-to-five years and are wondering how to bet on them, ETFs and Index funds are the two options that you can explore. »

Franklin India Bluechip: Hold

Among the oldest and most respected of funds is Franklin India Bluechip. Once a top-quartile performer, the fund’s recent returns have seen it slip down the ranking charts.Its one-year r... »

Return Tracker

FMCG funds go slow

With the meteoric rise of cyclical stocks in the rally from September last year, the FMCG sector has lost its place as the apple of the market’s eye. The two funds dedicated to this sect... »

Fund Basics

Tech help to manage MF investments

Several facilities have been provided to help investors manage their investments in mutual funds with ease. Here are answers to queries in this regard. How do I purchase units by send... »

Let your pot of gold create social impact

VG Suchindran, CEO, IFMR Investment Adviser Services

Wouldn’t you like to invest in a fund that gives decent returns and also makes you feel good about making a social impact? The social venture fund launched by IFMR Investment Adviser Ser... »

Torrent Power: Hold

Regulatory respite Underrecoveries have been tackled to some extent Investors with a two-three year horizon can hold on to the stock of Torrent Power. While the stock has gained 30 per cent so far this year, at ₹154 it trades at about 1.2 times its 2013-14 book va... »

Your Fund Portfolio

ICICI Pru Top 200: Buy

The Budget and beyond

EID Parry: BUY

Birla Sun Life Frontline Equity: Buy

Your fund portfolio

UltraTech Cement: Buy

Union KBC trigger fund achieves target

Delivering on their mandate

A time to buy, not sell

Reality Check: Tata Sponge Iron

An impressive June quarter performance, following good shows in the preceding two quarters too, helped the stock of Tata Sponge Iron, a Tata Steel subsidiary, shoot up 9 per cent on July 1... »
Ranbaxy Labs - Buy

Good time to bask in the Sun

The stock of Ranbaxy has gained over 50 per cent since our sell recommendation in March despite concerns over the company’s future prospects. This is a consequence of Sun Pharma’s decision to a... »

Birla Sun Life Top 100: Buy

Investors looking for a predominantly large-cap fund with a consistent record could consider investing in the units of Birla Sun Life Top 100 fund (BSL Top 100). The fund came into existence... »


Don’t write off debt funds

Confusion has reigned supreme ever since the Finance Minister proposed tax changes on non-equity mutual funds in the recent Budget. The first question was whether the long-term capital... »

MF Alerts

Make smart switches

Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund has launched a new tool named Motilal Oswal Value Index (MOVI) pack plan to facilitate systematic transfer from its Ultra Short Term Bond Fund into its Focussed 2... »

ITC: Stubbed out by taxes


After a blistering run from 2011 to 2013, the stock of ITC turned docile and stayed flat in the past year. Much of the optimism stemmed from its cash cow — the cigarette business — and the po... »

Alerts: Once-a-year SIP

Axis Mutual Fund now allows you to invest in any of its funds once a year under its yearly SIP scheme. A minimum ₹12,000 each year and at least three instalments are required to be made un... »

Ups and Downs

Reality Check

Crompton Greaves

The Crompton Greaves stock moved up 14 per cent on Thursday. The trigger for the jump is the board’s proposal to demerge the consumer products business into a separate listed company. The investor... »

Tech Mahindra: Buy

Big deals Several big ticket client wins hold the company in good stead Over the last few years, Tech Mahindra has climbed the outsourcing ladder to become the fifth largest IT vendor listed in India. The company has also been able to make strong inroads into newer se... »

UTI Dynamic Bond Fund: Buy

Gabriel India: Buy

Reality Check

Titan Industries Limited: BUY

Conservative mandate, moderate pay-off

Jaitley’s bag of goodies

ICICI Pru Dynamic: Buy

DSP BR Top 100 Equity: Buy

Your fund portfolio

MF Alerts: It pays to stay put

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