- Sensex and Nifty have risen by 7.45 per cent and 7.20 per cent, respectively in June. However, issues like high domestic inflation number, buoyant commodity costs in rupee terms and the monsoon outlook continue to remain a risk.
- Nick Paulson-Ellis, Country Head, India, Espirito Santo Securities, talks about why FIIs have divested in Indian equity and the sectors they are bullish on.
- R. Venkataraman, Managing Director, IIFL, talks about how current market levels and the economy impact FII investments and what foreign investors are looking for.
- Countries such as the US, the UK and Singapore, and indeed nearly all countries in the world do not tax foreign investors for gains made in the stock market. Then why does our finance ministry believe that we should tax foreign investors for stock market gains?
- Sandeep Singal, Co-head, Institutional Equities at Emkay Global Financial Services, talks about what impacts FII investments and its importance for the Indian market.
- There is a co-relation between investment made by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) and stock performance. So far in 2012, FIIs are playing hot and cold with Indian equities, but should you follow their lead?
- For an equity investor in search of a bargain, the best place to find stocks with potential is the 52-week low charts, at least in the present market. A look at the best stocks among those that touched their year's low in the first quarter of 2012-13.
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