Archive for October 29th, 2009


Hello Friends,

Last week witnessed lots of action with results of some major companies coupled with the RBI’s monetary policy.

Moreover, Week gone by, Indian markets turned distinctly weak as a sluggish global trend continued to cast a shadow on markets.



Having said that here we bring you latest updates from the Indian market and Industry.



A hawkish Reserve Bank of India (RBI), while staying away from hiking key rates like repo or reverse repo, hiked the statutory liquidity ratio(SLR) to 25% from 24%.

The cash reserve ratio (CRR), the minimum amount banks need to park with the RBI, was also left unchanged.


Sun TV Network Ltd (Sun TV), owned by Kalanithi Maran, is looking at foreign partners to produce non-fiction contents.
The company joined hands with Dutch firm Endemol to launch a television game show.


Tata Steel, the sixth-largest steel maker in the world, has posted a 49.49 per cent drop in net profit at Rs 902.94 crore in the second quarter, following a sharp fall in steel and ferro alloysโ€™ prices.

Total income fell 16.46 per cent to Rs 5,692.11 crore.


The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group-controlled Reliance Natural Resources (RNRL) has posted a 5 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 21 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2009, against Rs 20 crore for the corresponding previous quarter.

During the quarter under review, RNRLโ€™s total income decreased to Rs 66 crore from Rs 81 crore for the same quarter ended previous year.

The company posted an earning of Rs 0.13 per share for the quarter.


Wipro Limited, backed by increases in price realisation, utilisation and fixed price contracts at its flagship IT services business, posted a 19 per cent increase in its net profit to Rs 1,162 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2009 as compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year.


United Spirits, India’s largest spirits firm, has posted a 25 per cent decline in net profit to Rs 69.6 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2009 where as the same was at Rs 94 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2008.


Jet Airways, India’s largest private airline, reported net losses of Rs 406.69 crore for the second quarter ended September 20, down nearly 6 per cent from the same quarter last year.

The loss was mainly because of lower yield per seat following Jet’s decision to shift over half of its capacity to its low-cost service.

The shift of capacity to low-cost arm Jet Konnect was executed in May this year.

Jet Konnect fares are at least 25 per cent cheaper than full-service fares and a high load factor of 77 per cent did not offset the lower yield per passenger from cheaper fares.


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MCX Stock Exchange Targets Bottom of the Pyramid

MCX Stock Exchange drawn up a strategy to lower costs significantly to take on established players :)

MCX Stock Exchange drawn up a strategy to lower costs significantly to take on established players ๐Ÿ™‚

The MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX), which is still some distance away from launching trade in equities, has already drawn up a strategy to lower costs significantly to take on established players.


Exchange, promoted by the Financial Technologies group, is waiting for approval from the market regulator.

But the blueprint is aimed at doing what the National Stock Exchange (NSE) did to the capital markets 15 years ago.

MCX-SX is planning to significantly lower :

1) the Entry Cost,

2) the Cost of Transaction, and

3) the Cost of Technology.

Under the plan, there will be many more segments to trade.

Mutual funds and Initial Public Offers might also be distributed.


In Other major Agri Updates :

FMC open to debate on extended trading hours:

The Forward Markets Commission (FMC), the commodity markets regulator, says it is willing to discuss the issue of extending trading hours, in line with what the equity markets regulator, the Securities andExchange Board of India (Sebi), did last week.

Sebi has allowed trade timing in equities to be extended, from 9 am to 5 pm; the current hours are 9:55 am to 3:30 pm.

Currently, agri commodities are traded on the exchanges between 10 am and 5 pm.

Market participants have urged the regulator on various occasions to extend trading time till at least 7.30 pm, to capture the sentiment of late evening trades.


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High Dividends !! Not the Best Way to Judge MF Schemes :)

High Dividends !! Not the Best Way to Judge MF Schemes

High Dividends !! Not the Best Way to Judge MF Schemes

Mutual fund schemes
generally boast about high dividends but mutual fund experts say picking a mutual fund scheme on the basis of its dividend payout may not be the best way to invest in the sector.


As per MF experts, comparing the quantum of dividends paid in short term is not the correct way to measure a fundโ€™s performance.

The proportion of dividend depends on a number of factors, including the frequency of payouts over a certain period of time.

There are funds that have higher net asset value (NAVs) but lower dividends, while others have lower NAVs, higher dividends.


Moreover, many analysts believes that the consistency of dividend payout is important than the quantum of dividend.

Experts always insist investors to not to base their investment decision on the percentage of dividend paid in a short period.

Rather Investors should look for the track record of the fund in this regard over a longer period of time.


After the recent equity market bull-run, many equity funds have declared dividends up to 70 per cent.

So far in October, over a dozen of equity schemes have declared dividends.

Experts are of view that the quantum of dividend paid does not directly indicate the performance of the fund, especially in the short term.

Unlike equities, if a mutual fund scheme pays certain percentage of dividend, NAV of the scheme drops by the same proportion.
If investors go for dividend plans, they most probably miss the compounding opportunities over the long-term for short-term gains.

An Equity head of a mutual fund said “unlike debt funds, where the intention of an investor is to earn dividends on a regular basis, investors in equity funds,ย  do not always look for dividend”.

At times, the focus is more on capital appreciation.

Even Fund Managers of reputed firms have maintained quite often that they pay dividends every year irrespective of the market conditions and consistency have always been theirs primary concern not the quantum of dividend.