Jogin was playing chess with himself, imagining how it would be if Tata were on one side and CSN on the other. Dakshinamoorthy was analysing airline numbers to see if they were taking flight. Sridevi was studying a list of Chinese investments overseas, in the recent past... But Khan caught up with them all using BlackBerry to connect, for the regular market chat. Hang on!

* * *

Kay

: Hi! Some more steam left in the indices.

Sri

: 14,000 and 4,000 beckon!

Jog

: `It beckons you to go away with it,' as in

Hamlet

?

Dax

: On the Sensex and the Nifty respectively.

Jog

: Market was choppy on Friday.

Dax

: Traders were cautious before punching orders.

Sri

: Nifty futures likely to see mild correction.

Kay

: As Nov contract comes to a close.

Jog

: Hopefully, there won't be a big fall.

Dax

: `To fall before the lion than the wolf!'

Kay

: As Olivia says in

Twelfth Night

.

Sri

: I have last week's numbers. Unitech and Punj Lloyd gained about 2% on November 20.

UTI Bank, Ipca Lab and Maruti Infra ended that day on a +ve note.

Kay

: Corus? Brokers upbeat on Tata Steel!

Dax

: Despite confusion over the deal?

Jog

: Wild cards: Kalyani Steel, Praj and Jyoti Stru.

Sri

: Bharti would be the stock to watch this week.

Dax

: As news flow on its retail venture partnership...

Kay

: Is likely to catalyse the stock.

Jog

: IOC's integration plan of downstream activities.

Sri

: Will likely receive a favourable market response.

Kay

: Polar Pharma could see strength.

Jog

: On the back of its retail initiatives?

Sri

: Chart picks for the week Lupin and Mukta Arts.

Kay

: United Phosphorus on the rise!

Dax

: After Dow Agrosciences buy.

Sri

: This should propel growth further.

Jog

: Last week, bulk deals seen in ABG Heavy Ind.

Dax

: And Ion Exchange.

Kay

: Did ITC and Hindalco under-perform?

Sri

: After the crash in May?

Jog

: Check out JSW steel . Target 450 plus.

Dax

: Also, Heritage Foods and Sintex Industries.

Sri

: BEL order from Zee group for set-top box!

Kay

: Good for the former.

Jog

: Dev Credit Bank, an investment opportunity.

Sri

: After a mild correction, now trades at Rs 62.

Kay

: In mid cap, PNB Gilts and...

Dax

: Hindustan Organic Chemicals looking strong.

Sri

: Blink and Atlanta would've hit upper freeze.

Kay

: Siemens hammered on Friday. Any reason?

Jog

: Like real estate are the realty stocks too...

Dax

: Going out of reach of aam aadmi?

Sri

: `Unspeakable estate.'

The Winter's Tale

? Bye!

* * *

Lee with inputs from Nat, Mad, Bij and The.

Blog at http://MarketChat.blogspot.com

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated November 27, 2006)
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