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Why bank stocks are rallying despite dismal Q1 results

The large losses in the March quarter were seen as the final sweep towards a clean balance sheet. Graphic: Mint Banking stocks have been on the rise in the past one month with those of public sector banks gaining the most. Indeed, in some cases, investors have been more gung-ho about a recovery in banks than the bank managements. Look ... Read More »

Why business expectations are so tepid despite recovery in Indian economy

The government cannot let the recovery in the Indian economy take its own sweet time, not with the elections less than a year away. Photo: Mint The Nikkei India Composite PMI Output index, a gauge of private sector economic activity in both the manufacturing and services sectors, came in at a strong 54.2 for July, up from 52.6 in June. A ... Read More »

Stock market update: These stocks are trading among top gainers on NSE

Bajaj Finance, Sun Pharma and Tech Mahindra were among the top gainers in the Nifty index. NEW DELHI: Shares of PNB Housing Finance (up 8.64 per cent) and KEC InternationalNSE 5.34 % (up 6.06 per cent) were trading over 5 per cent higher in morning trade on Monday. HDFC and Kotak Mahindra Bank are competing for a controlling stake in PNB Housing ... Read More »

Trade and Business Bodies in J&K Are Taking on Communal Forces

The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry did not support the bandh (pictured above) called by the Jammu Bar Association. Credit: PTI/File As communal tensions ferment in the Jammu region following the arrest of eight persons accused by the Jammu and Kashmir crime branch for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Bakarwal Muslim girl, the Jammu Bar Association dominated ... Read More »

You are eligible for the PF interest even if your account has been inoperative

I recently lost my job where I was earning Rs80,000 per month. After staying unemployed for 5 months, I took up a job that is now paying me Rs50,000 per month. I have an EMI of Rs25,000 for the next 7 years. My investments are—Rs35 lakh in fixed deposits, Rs2 lakh lump sum in mutual funds and Rs5 lakh in ... Read More »

Dividends are growing — but the market’s not buying it quite yet

Zimmytws | Getty Images Markets have started the year in skittish fashion. Fears about emerging inflation in the U.S. and elsewhere has focused investor attention on the 10-year Treasury yield, the so called “risk free” rate of return. As it flirts with the 3 percent level investors are reviewing the relative return that can be wrung from equities before the ... Read More »

20% of All Searches are Made with Voice (INFOGRAPHIC)

A new and very interactive infographic by Adzooma takes a look at how online advertising will be trending in 2018. And one of the data points is the growth of voice search, which now makes up 20 percent of inquiries on Google’s mobile app and Android devices. Online Advertising Trends In addition to the upcoming trends in 2018, the infographic ... Read More »

Cisco, Intuit and 31 other stocks are leading the market out of correction

Traders react after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). More than 60 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 broke to new highs during January’s new year rally, and a diverse group are among the first to make a comeback after February’s correction. In the S&P 500, 23 stocks bounced back to their 52-week ... Read More »

Making sense of the Budget: Here are 10 charts that will help

The union budget is the most awaited economic exercise of the year. Thursday’s budget will be the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government before the 2019 elections. This also increases its political significance. Here are 10 charts which can help you understand the budget better. What do BE, RE and AE figures mean? The budget is not just ... Read More »

Are Accelerator Funds a Better Way for Angels to Invest?

I have been thinking a lot lately about the best way for angels interested in making pre-seed stage investments to put money into start-up companies. I’ve come to the conclusion that investing in accelerator funds is better than joining an angel group. Angel groups are investor collectives that pool funds and management. Back in 1994, when the first angel group ... Read More »