Ups and Downs

Your Fund Portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian

I am 27 and work for a software company. I have a term plan for ₹1 crore, but I need to take a health insurance policy. Currently, I am investing ₹2,000 each in the following funds through S... »

PC Jeweller: Buy

Anand Kalyanaraman

Easing gold supplies and improving demand for the yellow metal add to the lustre »

V-Guard Industries: Buy

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

A revival in discretionary spending should push up the demand for consumer appliances »
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ITC singed again

Bhavana Acharya

Both past and present Governments have gone all-out to milk revenues from cigarette sales and discourage cigarette consumption. Excise duties on cigarettes of various lengths have been rev... »

MNC funds staying ahead in the race

Yoganand D

UTI and Birla Sun Life deliver impressively over past five years »

Dish TV: Buy

PIC FOR INDEX: Dish TV, Inda's 1st DTH Entertainment in Hyderabad, on January 19, 2006. PHOTO: K. RAMESH BABU

K Venkatasubramanian

The big regulatory thrust and, to some extent, changing lifestyles allowed analog cable systems to give way to the digital mode of viewing television. Digital cable operators and DTH (direct-to... »

Reality Check

Jindal Steel and Power

Maulik Tewari

The stock of Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) shot up 26 per cent last Thursday. This was after the company won the Gare Palma IV/2 and 1V/3 coal blocks in the ongoing e-auctions. While the stock clo... »

Ups and Downs


Cheaper loans to women

Anand Kalyanaraman

Rajkumari Mishra, who is 48, is a Noida-based homemaker. She owns agricultural land and is involved in social work in village Gurh, Madhya Pradesh. With inflation pinching quite a bit, there... »

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L&T India Prudence: Buy

UltraTech Cement: gaining in strength - Buy

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Tata Power: Hold

Agro Tech Foods: Sell

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Bank of India: Sell

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Photo : Bijoy Ghosh

Radhika Merwin

Rise in bad loans is expected to persist, putting the bank in a spot »

A big push for finance sector

Dinesh Khara

Jaitley has balanced a difficult trinity of growth, investments and social equity »

UTI Top 100: Buy

Yoganand D

Consistent exposure to cement, automobile sectors has cushioned returns »

Birla Sun Life MIP II Wealth 25: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

Across interest rate cycles, the fund ranks in the mid-to-top-quartile range »

Tata Dividend Yield: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

The fund invests a chunk of its portfolio in stocks with high dividend yields »

Your Fund Portfolio

Parvatha Vardhini C

I am a senior citizen and have been investing ₹600 -1,000 through the SIP (systematic investment plan) route in the following funds: Franklin Bluechip, Franklin Ind... »

Moderate service taxes

S Prasanna, Jeweller

Anand Kalyanaraman

S Prasanna of S Guruviah Chetty & Sons, jewellers since 1930, says, “The government is business-friendly as the Prime Minister’s record in Gujarat shows. A simple thing like doing away with the... »
Sounding Board

What the aam aadmi wants

Anand Kalyanaraman

With less than a week to go for the Budget, it’s been raining wish-lists from various sectors of India Inc. But what does the common man want from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this Saturday? We c... »


Meera Siva

Shares of state-owned engineering and construction firm National Building Construction Company (NBCC) had a great run last year, increasing six-fold. Investor interest was buoyed by the company... »


Increase exemption limit for old-timers

S Sadasivam, Retired Civil Engineer

S Sadasivam, a 72-year-old Coimbatore resident, is a retired civil engineer who served with BHEL and Chennai Port Trust.Sadasivam, an avid follower of politics, looks forward to the Budget,... »

SBI: Counting on better times

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Set to sparkle

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