Your Financial Plan

Suresh Parthasarathy

I am 28 and work in an IT firm. My wife, 25, is a home-maker, we have a one-year-old daughter. My parents (55 and 52) are my dependents. Should I buy a flat in my... »

Canara Robeco Large Cap+ Fund: Hold

Nalinakanthi V

Indian equities have delivered spectacular returns in the last one year, thanks to the optimism following the change of guard at the Centre. But not all equity schemes have fully capitalised on... »

Godrej Consumer Products: Hold

Taking a hit: Volumes have suffered due to a weak economy

Bhavana Acharya

Stocks of fast-moving consumer goods companies may be trading at higher valuations than in the past, but the sector has not been immune to the slowdown in the economy. In the recent Sept... »

Reality Check

Balkrishna Industries

Parvatha Vardhini C

The Balkrishna Industries stock has dropped by about 25 per cent since its September quarter results were announced on November 13. Poor financial performance at a time when other tyre mak... »

Ups and Downs

Kotak Mahindra Bank: Buy

Radhika Merwin

Kotak Mahindra Bank acquired ING Vysya Bank in an all-stock deal last week, taking it to the league of the top four private sector banks. The deal comes at a time when competition in the... »

Sundram Fasteners: Buy

All geared: The company is en route to robust earnings growth

Parvatha Vardhini C

Investors can buy Sundram Fasteners stock to ride on the revival in domestic auto sales. This TVS group company supplies ancillary parts such as high tensile fasteners, radiator caps, pumps and... »

Ups and downs

New Fund Offer

Nothing unique about this combo

Parvatha Vardhini C

Equity markets are perched at a high but in the long term nothing beats inflation other than equity investments. Gold prices seem to be going only southwards but over the years gold has... »

Your fund portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian

I am 40 and would like to start making systematic investments every month to the tune of ₹20,000 in different mutual funds for a period of 10 years. Please suggest a portfolio of six-... »

Puravankara Projects: Buy

GAIL (India): Sell

Global Commodity Funds - SELL

Your fund portfolio

Mirae India Opportunities Fund - Buy

Ups and Downs

Unity Infraprojects: Sell


Small-cap funds steal the show

HDFC Multiple Yield Fund 2005: BUY

What was your first investment?

Maulik Tewari

For most of us, particularly youngsters, spending money rather than saving comes more easily. Take, for instance, Mumbai-based Disha and her husband. They splurge a big part of their earnings o... »

Fund Basics

All the information you wanted, at a click

Mutual fund RTAs (Registrar and transfer agents) provide a host of statements to enable mutual fund investors manage their investment-related information efficiently. Registering one’s email ID in... »

Your Fund Portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian

I plan to invest in mutual funds through the SIP route in themes focused on media and entertainment, banking and financial services industries, for five-eight years... »

JSW Energy: Buy

Reducing risk: The company has been moderating the share of volatile
merchant sales in revenue

Maulik Tewari

The stock of power generator JSW Energy has gained 45 per cent since January . This seems to have been driven by the sharp 70 per cent jump in profit in the first half of this fiscal — an outco... »

IDFC Government Securities - Investment Plan: Buy

Radhika Merwin

Gilt funds, which took a knock in July-August last year, have made a strong comeback since then. Top performing schemes have delivered 14-17 per cent returns in the last one year due to favourable... »

ACC: Hold

Building on: Expected capacity addition should help ACC regain lost ground

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

From our buy recommendation in February, the stock of ACC has rallied 43 per cent to ₹1,509 now. Though not an out-performer in the cement pack, the stock’s returns have been better than the ma... »

Reality Check

Whirlpool of India

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

The stock of consumer durables maker Whirlpool of India has rallied 30 per cent since its September quarter results announcement on October 31. A strong performance in the quarte... »

BNP Paribas Dividend Yield Fund: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

A dividend-yield strategy involves favouring stocks that offer good dividends, making for relatively lower risk. Such a strategy may be of good use in the current choppy markets. Among... »

Meet The Manager

“Our attempt is to get five-star food at Udipi prices”

Rajeev Thakkar, CIO, Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services

Aarati Krishnan

With a tortoise for its logo, a single equity scheme and a go-anywhere mandate that allows the fund to invest in foreign stocks, Parag Parikh Financial Advisory Services’ (PPFAS) mutual fund ha... »

SBI Magnum Multiplier Plus: Buy

K Venkatasubramanian

Investors who prefer the stability in returns given by large-cap stocks, while wishing to also gain from broader market rallies, can consider buying the units of SBI Magnum Multiplier Plus. Ove... »

MF asset base touches fresh high of Rs 11 lakh cr in Oct

‘Credit quality is not getting any worse’

Monsanto India: Sell

Emami stock

Yes Bank: Buy

Oil price declines have small-cap shale investors scrambling

Cairn India: Sell

Your Financial Plan

Your Fund Portfolio

Franklin India High Growth Companies Fund: Buy

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