BL Research Bureau

New EPF ratesEmployee Provident Fund Organisation officials wanted a reduction in EPF interest rates in 2014-15, but trade unions wanted a rise. What finally happened was that status quo was... »

Alerts: Newbies

ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund’s new scheme, Multiple Yield Fund Series 7 - Plan C, is open for subscription. While the fund will invest predominantly in fixed income securities, it will a... »

Your Fund Portfolio


K. Venkatasubramanian

I have been investing ₹2,000 each in HDFC Top 200 and SBI Emerging Businesses, ₹3,000 in ICICI Pru Focused Bluechip and another ₹1,000 in SBI FMCG. I have a term policy for ₹1 crore and a ₹5... »

L&T India Large Cap

L&T India Large Cap: Buy

Bhavana Acharya

Investors looking for stable returns can choose L&T India Large Cap fund, with its portfolio of solely large-cap stocks. Aside from a blip in its performance in 2012, it has stayed in the... »

Wonderla Holidays: SELL

Meera Siva

Investors who subscribed to the initial public offering of amusement park operator Wonderla Holidays have had a good ride so far. The company’s shares have surged from the offer price of ₹125 i... »

It’s a booming plan, baby

Yoganand D

ICICI Pru Child Care Plan-Gift Plan delivered a one-year return of 77 per cent, the highest among equity-oriented balanced funds. This return is a whopping 25 percentage points higher th... »

Tata Motors DVR: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C

Prospects for Tata Motors appear rosy, with the Jaguar Land Rover business on a roar, and the domestic auto industry beginning to turn around from the slowdown. Investors can cash in on th... »
Portfolio Moves

Big wins for this first-mover

Nalinakanthi V

Birla Sun Life Pure Value has been one of the blockbuster funds in this rally, its NAV more than doubling in the last one year, even as its benchmark, BSE 200, gained a modest 39 per cent. The... »

‘We prefer consumer cyclicals to industrials’

Vetri Subramaniam, CIO, Religare Invesco Mutual Fund


There are hardly any obvious pockets of undervaluation in the market, feels Vetri Subramaniam, CIO, Religare Invesco Mutual Fund. Even as most cyclical businesses turn expensive, he bets on... »

Make sure you SIP it right

Nimesh Shah

If you want your dreams to come true, there is no running away from taking small, but steady, steps in the right direction. Different people have different needs, therefore, a fin... »

MF Alerts: Sporting a new name

Ups and Downs

Snowman Logistics IPO: Buy

Pidilite Industries: Buy

Engineers India

Ups and Downs

Alerts: Yet another arbitrage fund

‘Low quality stocks are first to run up’

Punjab National Bank: Sell

Deutsche Asset Management India launches arbitrage fund

‘The economy is bottoming out’

Venugopal Manghat, Co-Head, Equities, L&T Mutual Fund,

Anand Kalyanaraman

We are positive on banking, automobiles, cement and industrials, says Venugopal Manghat, Co-Head, Equities, L&T Mutual Fund, in an email interview with BusinessLine. Edited excerpts:... »


The easy money has been made

Mahesh Patil

Equity market performance over the past six months has been extremely buoyant, with the Sensex and BSE Midcap Index gaining 25 per cent and 43 per cent, respectively. This was driven by... »

Ups and Downs

BHEL, HUL ... »
Reality Check

Metal meltdown

Meera Siva

There was a meltdown in metal stocks last Monday after the Supreme Court ruled that the coal blocks allocation between 1993 and 2012 (194 allocations) were illegal due to procedural lapses... »

Gujarat Gas: Sell

Anand Kalyanaraman

From ₹228 in end-February to ₹444 now, the stock of city gas distributor Gujarat Gas has nearly doubled over the last six months. This, even though the company’s business performance disappoint... »

ICICI Pru Technology Fund: Buy

K. Venkatasubramanian

Although the IT sector is viewed as a defensive play, there are several stocks even from the frontline pack that are available at reasonably attractive valuations despite their scorching run on th... »

Franklin Prima Plus: Buy

Parvatha Vardhini C

Hopes of an economic recovery have moved prices of stocks across market capitalisations steeply up in the last one year. At the same time, many companies are fully not out of the woods yet... »

Your Fund Portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian

I have been investing in UTI Retirement Benefit and Franklin Templeton Pension funds.  I have since retired and I learn that further investments in the schemes are... »

DB Corp: Buy

Well positioned: Over two-thirds of the company’s ad revenue comes from resilient local or retail advertisers.

K Venkatasubramanian

As a play on the potential revival in the domestic economy, DB Corp is attractively positioned to take advantage of its entrenched presence in northern and western India. Dainik Bhaskar,... »

Jammu & Kashmir Bank: Sell

Tough terrain: High delinquency rates and upcoming elections in J&K
could impact the bank’s farm loans

Radhika Merwin

Jammu and Kashmir Bank has been in the news recently for the wrong reasons. First, there were rumours of discrepancies in the reporting of bad loans, which was denied by the management. Then, i... »

Public sector oil stocks

SBI Magnum Equity: Buy

Sobha Developers: Buy

L&T India Value Fund: Buy

For those with a yen for Japan

Your Fund Portfolio

The contours of equity-linked saving schemes

Canara Robeco Equity Diversified Fund: Buy

SBI Mutual files papers for retirement benefit fund

Marico: Buy

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