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Have you invested in a ‘Level 10’ stock?

If you are a long-term investor, your objective for investing is bound to be two pronged. You expect short-term (dividends) as well as long-term returns from the stock. To fulfill the latter objective i.e. capital appreciation, the company needs to focus on building shareholder value.

However, in pursuit of short-term gains and stock price appreciation, a company may sacrifice long-term value creation. In order to avoid such companies, you need to look for a ‘Level 10’ company.

So, what is a Level 10 company? And, how can companies strive to become one? Let’s investigate….

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FIIs continue to earn from the Indian Stock Market; What’s stopping you?

FIIs continue to earn from the Indian Stock Market; What’s stopping you?

In October 2012, foreign institutional investors crossed the $150 billion mark of net investments in India. This is despite the challenges the Indian economy is currently facing!

While this may sound surprising, this positive bias comes on the back of the recent reform initiatives taken by the Indian government. These have strengthened chances of better economic growth and thus, improved market sentiment.

But, we retail investors back home continue to stay away from the market! Let’s find out what’s stopping us from earning that extra return…

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Category:Economy
Bharti Infratel Ltd. IPO – Should you invest in it?

Bharti Infratel Ltd. IPO – Should you invest in it?

After a long break, the IPO market in India is finally picking up pace. After CARE’s IPO last week, it is now the turn of Bharti Infratel’s IPO to hit the market today 11 Dec, 2012.

Bharti Infratel, a subsidiary of telecom major Bharti Airtel, is the company’s leading telecom infrastructure player. It is planning to raise about Rs. 4,500 cr. from the issue. The IPO if successful will be the biggest after state-run Coal India’s IPO in 2010.

High competition and regulatory issues have troubled the Telecom sector as a whole, over the past 2 years. With this in mind, what is in store for Bharti Infratel’s future? What is its right price? And should you subscribe to the IPO? Let’s find out..

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CARE IPO: Should you invest?

CARE IPO: Should you invest?

The CARE IPO opens today!

Credit Analysis and Research Limited is in its 19th year of existence and is the second largest rating agency in India, after CRISIL.
It has a strong foot-hold in the rating of debt instruments, bank loans & facilities and rating relationship with 4,644 clients as of September 30, 2012. It has also, so far, rated the highest number of IPOs, since IPO grading was introduced in India.

The issue opens today i.e. 7th December, 2012. So, lets know more about CARE and whether you should invest in the IPO….

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Just 6% discount to Nifty@MRP! Is the Indian Stock Market fairly priced?

Just 6% discount to Nifty@MRP! Is the Indian Stock Market fairly priced?

‘Wake me up when September ends’ is a popular song by Greenday which ends up as a FB status update for many people in September. The Indian Government also seems to have listened to this song and decided to wake up, albeit before September end!

September saw a number of reforms being announced by the Government – diesel price hikes, cap on LPG gas cylinders, allowing FDI in retail and some other sectors. While these reforms hurt the common man more than benefit him, the stock markets cheered wildly and have consequently rallied 8% over the last 2 months.

But while the sentiments seem to have improved a tad; what about the financial performance? Does India Inc.’s financial performance also support this optimism? To find out, let’s look at the September-12 quarter performance of the Nifty companies and find out if the Nifty is fairly priced…

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