If you have noticed the portfolios of dynamic asset allocation funds with a fundamental-only driven model, you will see them sporting net equity holdings of under 40% now. In a market where over 40% of the stocks have a price earnings ratio of over 50 times or no PE at all (i.e., the company is loss-making), dynamic asset allocation funds can draw little comfort in holding higher allocation to equity.
For the first quarter of FY-22 listed steel stocks have generated profits that are already three-fourth that of the full year ending FY-21. The sector has thus stood out for its June quarter earnings, the 2nd wave of Covid lockdown and drop in consumption notwithstanding. Higher prices and export opportunities buttressed earnings despite a drop in domestic sales.
We are living in strange times. No, I am not talking of Covid-19. Your one-year returns of equity funds (across categories), at an average 31% between January to March 22, 2021, zoomed to an average 69% since March 23, 2021. In other words, 1-year returns suddenly doubled from March 23, 2021. If you recall, March 23 2020 was a market low. So, 1-year returns from March 23, 2021, have started looking abnormally high.
Sugar industry: Will ethanol blending prove a turning point? Commodity prices have been rallying globally in the last few weeks, with some folks speculating if this is the start of a new commodity ‘super-cycle’. With all eyes on commodity stocks, the sweetest of them all, sugar companies, too have been trending higher. Leading players such as Balrampur Chini Mills Limited, Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited and EID Parry saw their stocks hit 52-week highs in June (Balrampur Chini Mills Limited and Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited even hit all-time highs) and some stock prices even doubled in the last six months. Here we take a look at the sugar sector in India and its nuances.
KIMS Hospitals or Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital is a multi-speciality hospital chain with 9 centres, focused on the Andhra Pradesh-Telangana region. The KIMS Hospital IPO seeks to raise a sizeable Rs 2,143 crore (at the upper end of its price band of Rs 815-825). Of this, Rs 1943 crore is an offer for sale from PE investor General Atlantic, the promoters, and 44 other shareholders. The remaining will be used to pay off the already low borrowings and for general corporate purposes. Does the KIMS Hospital IPO make for a good long-term bet?
Automotive components manufacturer Sona BLW Precision Forgings (Sona Comstar) has come out with an IPO totalling to Rs 5,550 crore – with fresh issue of shares at Rs 300 crore and Rs 5,250 crore of an offer for sale by private equity investors and promoters. At the upper end of the price band of Rs …
Our aim in Prime Funds review is to ensure that we don’t miss any good opportunities that are coming up and we are not holding on to funds that are slipping. When we remove funds from the Prime Funds list, we tell you exactly what to do if you have invested in these funds.
Our aim in reviewing the Prime Funds list every quarter is to ensure that we don’t miss any good opportunities that are coming up and we are not holding on to funds that are slipping. When we remove funds from the Prime Funds list, we tell you exactly what to do if you have invested in these funds.
Can a low-risk debt fund with an average duration of around just 1.2 years deliver an average 3-year return (rolling 3 year returns since inception
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