EQUITY

midcap

Midcap stocks on a free fall

Though frontline index such as NIFTY & SENSEX have been range bound, broader markets have taken a beating with many smaller companies falling by over 30% from their peak. Some of it is correction of excesses in the midcap space; it is also providing some good opportunities to enter some quality stocks at reasonable valuations. …

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Greaves Cotton

Greaves Cotton Ltd – Re-aligning growth strategies

Greaves Cotton Ltd (GCL) is a diversified engineering company engaged in the manufacturing of diesel and petrol engines, gen-sets, agro equipment, aero engines, lightweight engine and construction equipment. The Company owns eleven manufacturing units located in the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. It has 10,000 touch points and 1,500 dealers across India & 25 …

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crude oil

Crude oil prices make markets slippery

Markets have largely been range bound over the last few months. Globally there have been tensions between USA-China followed by USA-Iran, Facebook data leak etc. which brought some nervousness to global markets. In India with BJP being largest party in elections in Karnataka markets could be trending positively but look for further cues in upcoming …

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SEBI

New fund categories proposed by SEBI

The big announcement last year in the mutual fund industry was categorization and rationalization of mutual fund schemes by SEBI. The market regulator sought to bring uniformity in the characteristics of similar schemes to ensure that an investor is able to evaluate various options before making any investment. As per the circular, SEBI has demarcated a …

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sharda cropchem

Sharda Cropchem Ltd- Generic Growth

Sharda Cropchem Ltd (SCL) is a generics agrochemical company, marketing and distributing a wide range of formulations and active ingredients (crop protection chemical) globally. It follows a differentiated asset-light business model focusing on product registrations and outsourced manufacturing. It operates in formulations and active ingredients solely based on generic (off-patent) molecules. This differentiates it from …

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crude

Crude-onomics

Fears of fresh escalation in Syria’s war coupled with compliance with a pledge by the OPEC cartel and Russia to limit production are pushing up global crude prices. Crude reserves have declined substantially on increased demand but there has not been any corresponding increase in supply. There are talks of Saudi Aramco, the leading crude …

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investment advice

Pay for the right investment advice

Last week I was reading an article about how Rahul Dravid was cheated by a Bangalore based firm Vikram Investments of Rs.4 cr. Though there were reports of many other celebrities being duped, Dravid has been the first to lodge a complaint. Similarly it was reported that badminton star Sania Nehwal was cheated of Rs.75 …

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LTCG

LTCG tax: How should you react?

The Budget 2018 proposed to change how long term capital gains (LTCG) on equity shares and units of equity-oriented MFs are taxed in your hands. Till 31st March 2018 no LTCG will be chargeable. If you sell after 31st March 2018 the LTCG will be taxed as follows: The cost of acquisition of the share or …

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