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MoneyLIFE  

November 26, 2007

Check out the latest issue of MoneyLIFE

COVER STORY

Follow the Big Boys

They come in with billions of dollars of cash, pick up significant stakes in firms, often work with managements to improve performance and exit at a profit. They are called private equity (PE) companies and they are all over the corporate landscape, making headlines with swashbuckling multi-billion dollar deals. Is there a way we can ride on their shoulders? Yes, if we know where they are invested. Here is a guide

 

FUNDS         

Faddish

- Investing in a sector fund is bad enough. How about investing in a multi-sector fund?

- Sector funds seem to be of great interest now

- Fund Facts: Market-timing by funds

 

CROSSHAIRS

Rushing Policy Changes on IPO, Face value quandary, Corporate objections, Who is manipulating the market?

Technical Trends

Shanti Gears & Rain Calcining

True Lies

Private Equity for Leela Hotels, Balaji Distilleries, “delisting” of Matrix, price rigging in MMTC, ads by broking companies

 

STOCKS

Looking Forward to  Busts (and Booms)

What can we learn from the successful scenario planning experts of Shell? Shreedhar Kanetkar explains

 

It's All about Expectations

Is the market overvalued? Here is a way to test 

SUCHETA’S SOLUTIONS         

Identity Theft

Beware of this growing menace. Here are some steps to protect your money
Street Beat

- The earnings growth of Nitin Fire Industries lies in its subsidiary that makes CNG cylinders

- A smart private investor has invested in TIL. Should it interest you too?

- Valecha is a small but fast-growing stock

- Webel, a small company making  photovoltaics, has attracted the attention of big players

- English Indian Clays makes mundane stuff - clay and starch. The divisions may be de-merged

- BSEL is an interesting play from the realty sector

 

BEYOND MONEY

A Different Toy Story

Dr Nita Mukherjee on Comet Media’s role in conserving rural craftsmanship and inculcating values among children

CAREERS

“Dubai was like a small village; there were no telephones, no electricity, no water and no airport. Water used to be brought on the backs of donkeys in empty kerosene tins.”

Dr Ram Buxani went to Dubai at 19 as a typist when the city was barely liveable. After a decade of innovation and hard work, he is now one of the leading lights of Dubai’s Indian business community

 

WELLNESS

Feeling Good

There are ways to eat your way to happiness, suggests Tanushree Kar

 

DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Fund Fact

R Balakrishnan               

Purvi Sheth

Book Review

Money Facts


-- Sucheta Dalal



 



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