Issue of 14th Sep-20th Sep 2018
financial magazines online
Three Ways of Identifying Stocks
After watching other investors, reading about them and having undertaken for more than two decades, I believe that there are roughly three approaches to make money from stocks: investing based on themes, investing based on quantitative metrics using screeners, and investing based on price patterns. Let me explain each one of them, bearing in... Read More
Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), the massive conglomerate of over 174 direct and indirect subsidiaries, is unravelling fast. Like the cops in Bollywood movies, the regulators and rating agencies have woken up to the implications of IL&FS’s imploding only after it began to...
Many automobile producers manufacture seats on their own; but some source them from suppliers like Harita Seating Systems (Harita), part of the well-known TVS group. Harita specialises in providing seating solutions for commercial vehicles and tractors—be it driver-seats in trucks, buses or...
Shashank Manilawala
With a market-capitalisation of about Rs820 crore, Kerala Solvent Extractions Ltd (KSE) is the largest manufacturer of compound cattle-feed in the private sector in India. The stock has had a great run from January 2017 till end-May 2018, when it went up by six times. But from June 1st after...
Harsh Gadodia
For several years now, the price of CCL Products Limited (CCL), one of the largest instant coffee manufacturers in the world, has stagnated. While growth has turned sluggish, its business model is undergoing a slow change. Will it emerge as a significant value creator in future...
Ankush Agrawal
In the previous week, rating agencies ICRA, CARE and India Ratings downgraded the bonds, long-term loans and short-term commercial papers of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) and its subsidiaries. It is interesting to note that IL&FS did not seek ratings from...
Clinton Fernandes
In a couple of my previous columns, I shared some thoughts on analysing companies and businesses. However, one big gap that was left was valuation. There are so many different opinions on the valuation of any stock that these, probably, outnumber the number of listed companies! Everyone has...
A new study of 55,000 participants over 15 years by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), and the Danish Cancer Society Research Center have found that whole grains can prevent type-2 diabetes. It doesn’t matter if it’s rye, oats, or wheat. As long as it is whole grain,...
Moneylife Digital Team
A new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism by scientists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla (California) has found that metabolic disorders, such as obesity, can be corrected by a type of intermittent fasting, wherein a person eats all of his/ her calories for a day within a 10-hour...
Akshay Naik
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