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Dividend stocks can help tide over election volatility; here are IDBI Capital’s 15 picks

Indian market created history this week as Sensex and Nifty both hit record highs. The S&P BSE Sensex surpassed 39,000 to hit an all-time high of 39,270 whereas the Nifty50 surpassed 11,700 to hit a life high of 11,761 on April 3. History suggests that whenever the market makes highs, it is the high beta pack that rallies the most. But in ... Read More »

Shoppers are propping up the economy. What if they stop spending?

1. Negative feedback loop: The American shopper — the MVP of the national, if not the global, economy — is suddenly showing signs of fatigue. Core retail sales plummeted 1.7% in December, the most in nearly two decades. Blame the December stock market chaos. Or the beginning of the government shutdown. Or even “glitches” in the data, as White House economic ... Read More »

Kotak removes Vedanta from largecap portfolio; 15 stocks that are part of its midcap portfolio

Kotak Institutional Equities has made a few changes to their recommended large-cap model portfolio. They have removed Vedanta, and reduced weight in Infosys by 100 bps, bringing down the weight to an ‘internal’ cap of 10 percent. Apart from Infosys, reduction of weight was seen in M&M (30 bps) and RIL (70 bps) and allocated the same weightage to Bajaj Finance(200 bps), ICICI Bank (50 bps) and Maruti Suzuki India (100 bps). On ... Read More »

We are always open to mergers and acquisitions: Nishant Pitti, CEO, EaseMyTrip

Having clocked profit to the tune of Rs 30 crore last year, online travel platform EaseMyTrip does not need any fresh funding, according to its CEO and founder Nishant Pitti. “We are not in a desperate need of any funding. If we want to expand, we have enough of funds and we can expand of our own. But we are always open to ... Read More »

Why are FMCG companies turning to e-commerce portals for product launches?

Be it a chocolate, chips or your favourite noodles, you will be able to find it on an e-commerce portal before it hits the supermarket shelves near you. FMCG companies are looking at exclusive tie-ups for a limited period to launch their products on e-commerce portals first before taking it to the mass markets. Last week, FMCG major ITC tied up with ... Read More »

This is not a runaway market: Quality stocks that fell in 6-8 months are up for grabs

After a sharp selloff in October 2018, domestic equity indices marked a decent recovery in the first fortnight of November 2018 mainly underpinned by a sharp decline in crude prices (20 percent down from the peak in October 2018) easing concerns over deteriorating twin deficits and stability in the Indian rupee. Renewed buying from foreign institutional investors also helped in ... Read More »

6 mistakes that small investors make when stock market is doing well, interest rates are rising

The biggest investing mistakes happen when markets are doing well. ET Wealth looks at the errors that small investors could make now. Rohit Verma is more surprised than worried when he looks at his mutual fund statement. “The markets have gone up by almost 20% in the past one year but my mutual funds are showing losses,” says the Delhi-based bank executive. Verma had ... Read More »

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 »