Jul 30, 2010

Etisalat deal may boost RCOM

ET Now spoke to Gajendra Nagpal, CEO, Unicon Financial Solutions, on his views on the telecom stocks.

ET Now: What's your assessment of Reliance Communications?

Gajendra Nagpal: I do believe that at this time things are little different and Etisalat is fairly close to acquiring 26% stake in the company. We have been hearing about the commitment and if you go back to the time of MTN-Bharti deal, the government had come under a lot of criticism in the sense of not allowing free cross border acquisitions.

We had known that Indian companies were going out and wanted to acquire the companies abroad and wanted to enhance their visibility and global presence. I think at this time the government is far more liberal towards these companies.

I believe that Etisalat deal is going to go through this time and that is probably why the stock has been up by 2.5%-3%. This time the uptick looks more credible than in the recent past.

Large caps a safe bet





ET Now: Given the near term weakness that we are seeing on the indices, what is that you are buying this morning, if at all?

Gajendra Nagpal: The kind of weakness that we saw over the weekend in the US markets led us to believe that there could be a pause in the rally, but the way SGX Nifty has been behaving, it seems that though the market opening could be on the lower side, significant fall is ruled out.

I do believe that in such circumstances, when the market is throwing up an uncertainty in the near terms, the safe haven could be the large cap stocks. I think when there are macro level challenges, when one is not sure as to how it is going to pan out, because there has been a talk of double dip depreciation happening again in the US, I think the safe haven could be the large cap stocks which have been doing well.

So in that sense I would want to bank upon stocks like L&T, State Bank of India and BHEL. I think these are stocks which have shown a credible performance over last few months and a few trading sessions and I think that they would continue to give you some kind of solace from the uncertain markets.









Commodity stocks may be weak in the near-term


ET Now spoke to Gajendra Nagpal, CEO, Unicon Financial Solutions, on his views on the market.

ET Now: Do the banking and IT numbers give you confidence? Where will you find value in sugar and metals, or do you prefer private sector banks?

Gajendra Nagpal : As you rightly pointed out, the markets have been so efficient these days that whatever good or bad happens immediately the prices start reflecting the trend. We have been talking of Sesa Goa results today and results are likely to be good but at the time we have heard reports coming in from some of the big FII research outfits that they could underperform going forward.

So its very important for all the discerning investors to keep an eye on all the events that are happening around us. I think the results so far has been very good and we are very hopeful of the results of large cap stocks which would be obviously coming in over next few trading sessions but I do believe that from a medium to long term standpoint, Indian economy is offering you a great opportunity.

While I would not immediately be gung-ho about stocks like sugar and metal because of the news that came over the weekend from the US and also the fact that Chinese economy is slowing down. There could be challenges in the short term for the commodity space but then obviously it's a great opportunity for a country like ours where we are also growing at a fairly strong pace and these commodities are available to us at cheap valuations.

So there could be an advantage for certain domestic companies like L&T or BHEL, which are great consumers of these commodities. As regards banking space, a lot of money which was for 3G auction is going to come back to the economy sooner than later. So there will be lot of money available in the market for corporates so if the economy does well as we believe it will, I think banking stocks are likely to do as well or even better.



ONGC hits a month's low on poor Q1 show

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) today tanked nearly 2 per cent to a month's low before making amarginal recovery in the early trade, a day after it reported a 24.5 per cent decline in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30.

Disappointed by the results, shares of ONGC plunged 1.72 per cent to a month low of ` 1,221.10 on Bombay Stock Exchange. However, the scrip made marginal recovery of 0.62 per cent later in the morning at ` 1,228.80.

On National Stock Exchange, too, the scrip slid by 1.49 per cent, to trade at ` 1,227.95.

"The results of the company are not that great, so the investors are booking profits. Such negative reaction is normal after results, especially, when the recent upside in the stock was already trapped by the investors," Unicon Financial Solutions CEO Gajendra Nagpal said.

Meanwhile, the broader benchmark, Sensex, too, was trading weak at 17,931.76, down 0.33 per cent from previous
close, on the poor quarterly show by companies including ONGC.

Yesterday, the oil and gas major had reported a net profit at ` 3,661.14 crore for the quarter ended June 30, against ` 4,847.92 crore in the same period previous fiscal, after its fuel subsidy payout jumped nearly 12-folds.

ONGC had paid ` 5,515 crore in April-June quarter towards fuel subsidies as against ` 429 crore in the year-ago period.

ONGC hits a month's low on poor Q1 show

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) today tanked nearly 2 per cent to a month's low before making amarginal recovery in the early trade, a day after it reported a 24.5 per cent decline in its net profit for the quarter ended June 30.

Disappointed by the results, shares of ONGC plunged 1.72 per cent to a month low of ` 1,221.10 on Bombay Stock Exchange. However, the scrip made marginal recovery of 0.62 per cent later in the morning at ` 1,228.80.

On National Stock Exchange, too, the scrip slid by 1.49 per cent, to trade at ` 1,227.95.

"The results of the company are not that great, so the investors are booking profits. Such negative reaction is normal after results, especially, when the recent upside in the stock was already trapped by the investors," Unicon Financial Solutions CEO Gajendra Nagpal said.

Meanwhile, the broader benchmark, Sensex, too, was trading weak at 17,931.76, down 0.33 per cent from previous
close, on the poor quarterly show by companies including ONGC.

Yesterday, the oil and gas major had reported a net profit at ` 3,661.14 crore for the quarter ended June 30, against ` 4,847.92 crore in the same period previous fiscal, after its fuel subsidy payout jumped nearly 12-folds.

ONGC had paid ` 5,515 crore in April-June quarter towards fuel subsidies as against ` 429 crore in the year-ago period.


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Jul 28, 2010

What do you need to know about online share trading?

The Indian stock trading is one of the greatest and major stock trading markets
throughout the Asian countries. Now the stock trading has been much more easy and
lucid than its previous form. In older days the stock trading process was little bit lengthy,
people use to rely on the newspapers and the news coverage. But now the online share
trading has revolutionized everything than it was in its previous form. The online share
trading has provided the investors and the retail buyers and sellers to perform their share
sells and buys directly online from their computers through the internet connection. Now
the people do not need to move outside to the share market streets for the updates as well
as the selling and buying process. A single person can easily perform all these tasks by
just sitting at his home or from a local cyber café. This type of trading does not need a
good energy of your legs, but it needs just some mouse clicks to sell or buy the stocks
or shares. Well the online trading of the shares is very immediate and simple to do, you
can change your whole situation and status with just a simple click of mouse but here is
the crucial part. The online trading is internally complicated i.e. before doing any click
or taking any further steps, you should know the pros and cons of that activity. Hence the
trader should know the basics about the trading system and the possible outcomes.
About the online share trading here are some of the tips,

How to start for the online trading

First of all you need to look for the brokerage services or any online broker but before
that make sure you know about their portfolio and the services. It is recommend you to
check all the necessary information such as the charges, the share factors etc. last but not
the least check for their final share buying and selling prices.

There are lots of types of Indian stock trading; broker firms which provide the online
user interface for placing the orders of the trades. But make sure you choose that online
broker which has the good platform and easy to understand. As you need to understand
every possible factor, it is very necessary for you to understand the whole layout of the
user interface of that trading platform.

The share market is a flowing liquid like market which changes its viscosity, density and
all in every sec. Hence for a successful trading, the trader needs to be updated every sec.
about the share market data. In online trading the user interface is the one thing which
shows you the market status hence for the effective work of the market notification, you
should have a good speed internet connection so that the trading platform can easily make
the snapshots of every sec. of the market.

Choosing Portfolio Management Services instead Mutual Funds

Portfolio management service (PMS) is a type of professional service offered by portfolio
managers to their client to help them in managing their money in less time. Portfolio
managers manage the stocks, bonds, and mutual funds of clients considering their
personal investment goals and risk preferences. In addition to money, the portfolio
managers manage the portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.

Benefits of Portfolio Management Services (PMS)
•Personalized Advice: Investment advice and strategies from expert Fund Managers
•Professional Management: Money management services that work for client
•Continuous Monitoring: Information about client’s investment decisions
•Hassle Free Operation: High standards of service and complete portfolio transparency

Benefits of Choosing Portfolio Management Services (PMS) Instead of Mutual Funds:
While selecting Portfolio management service (PMS) over mutual funds services it
is found that portfolio managers offer some very services which are better than the
standardized product services offered by mutual funds managers. Such as:
•Asset Allocation: Asset allocation plan is tailor made and is designed after the detailed
analysis of client's investment goals, saving pattern, and risk taking capacity.
•Timing: Portfolio manager analyzes the market and provides his expert advice to the
client regarding the amount of cash he should take out at the time of big risk in stock
market.
•Flexibility: Portfolio managers do not need to follow any rigid rules of investing a
particular amount of money in a particular mode of investment, although they have to
follow rules set up by SEBI.

Portfolio Management Payment Criteria:
There are types of payment criteria offered by portfolio managers to their client, such as:
•Fixed-linked management fee.
•Performance-linked management fee.
In fixed-link management fee the client usually pays between 1-2.5% of the portfolio
value.
In performance-linked management fee the manager gets around 10-20% of the total
profit earned by the client.

Jul 20, 2010

Etisalat deal may boost RCOM: Gajendra Nagpal





Gajendra Nagpal: I do believe that at this time things are little different and Etisalat is fairly close to acquiring 26% stake in the company. We have been hearing about the commitment and if you go back to the time of MTN-Bharti deal, the government had come under a lot of criticism in the sense of not allowing free cross border acquisitions.

We had known that Indian companies were going out and wanted to acquire the companies abroad and wanted to enhance their visibility and global presence. I think at this time the government is far more liberal towards these companies.

I believe that Etisalat deal is going to go through this time and that is probably why the stock has been up by 2.5%-3%. This time the uptick looks more credible than in the recent past.

Commodity stocks may be weak in the near-term: Gajendra Nagpal





Gajendra Nagpal : As you rightly pointed out, the markets have been so efficient these days that whatever good or bad happens immediately the prices start reflecting the trend. We have been talking of Sesa Goa results today and results are likely to be good but at the time we have heard reports coming in from some of the big FII research outfits that they could underperform going forward.

So its very important for all the discerning investors to keep an eye on all the events that are happening around us. I think the results so far has been very good and we are very hopeful of the results of large cap stocks which would be obviously coming in over next few trading sessions but I do believe that from a medium to long term standpoint, Indian economy is offering you a great opportunity.

While I would not immediately be gung-ho about stocks like sugar and metal because of the news that came over the weekend from the US and also the fact that Chinese economy is slowing down. There could be challenges in the short term for the commodity space but then obviously it's a great opportunity for a country like ours where we are also growing at a fairly strong pace and these commodities are available to us at cheap valuations.

So there could be an advantage for certain domestic companies like L&T or BHEL, which are great consumers of these commodities. As regards banking space, a lot of money which was for 3G auction is going to come back to the economy sooner than later. So there will be lot of money available in the market for corporates so if the economy does well as we believe it will, I think banking stocks are likely to do as well or even better.

Large caps a safe bet: Gajendra Nagpal



Gajendra Nagpal: The kind of weakness that we saw over the weekend in the US markets led us to believe that there could be a pause in the rally, but the way SGX Nifty has been behaving, it seems that though the market opening could be on the lower side, significant fall is ruled out.

I do believe that in such circumstances, when the market is throwing up an uncertainty in the near terms, the safe haven could be the large cap stocks. I think when there are macro level challenges, when one is not sure as to how it is going to pan out, because there has been a talk of double dip depreciation happening again in the US, I think the safe haven could be the large cap stocks which have been doing well.

So in that sense I would want to bank upon stocks like L&T, State Bank of India and BHEL. I think these are stocks which have shown a credible performance over last few months and a few trading sessions and I think that they would continue to give you some kind of solace from the uncertain markets.

FACTS ABOUT THE STOCK MARKET COMPANY

With increase in expenses and other financial obligations, people have started
looking for alternative sources of income and this is the reason why lots of people
are getting attracted towards stock trading. However, it is highly recommended that
you must be aware of the complications, risks and losses associated with trading.

In earlier times, stock trading used to be help at the physical locations. But, with
the availability of the internet, there are lots of companies offering online stock
trading. This is the best way to earn more profits. It has also been observed that
when people can find a reliable stock trading company on the internet, why they
will spend time to go to the physical locations for trading. More and more people are
getting associated with trading world.

It has also been observed that the traders are performing marketing aggressively so
that they can attract new investors. Stock trading company is the one that will take
care of the various events, selling and buying and other operation of trading. With
the help of internet, the trading is done in more organized manner and you have the
access to day to day activities in shorted span of time. The process can be completed
without any human intervention.

Stock trading company can even help you in earning more profits by providing the
services at lower rates. This is because of the reason that you might have to spend
lots of money on brokerage fees or commissions. This cost will be cut down if you
have a reliable stock trading company to support you.

Stock trading is very much like other business. You need to make initial investment
from your investing bank, strategic plans to work upon, efforts and time and
ability to bear losses. It is important to note that it does require qualifications and
other criteria to become a professional trader. In order to select a stock trading
company, there are some important factors which you need to consider. They are
mentioned below:

 • Brokerage fess or commission – Broker charges some type of fees
whenever he performs any actions such as buying and selling of stocks. It is
very important to note that some of them charge high brokerage fees and
some of them reasonable fees. You must make sure that you choose the right
one.


• Initial Investment- One of most important factors is the investment which
is required. You must have investment bank so that you can deposit and
withdraw your money. It is highly recommended that you must deposit

only that amount which you can afford and must not invest large amount
initially. You can even discuss the amount, investment bank and other risks
associated with trading with the professional.

• Tools/ Newsletter- A stock trading company offers various tools which
can be used to view the day to day activities. The investors are also provided
trading newsletter so that they are updated about the latest trends and
market flow in stock trading market. Online stock trading is one of the best
platforms to perform trading activities.

Jul 18, 2010

FOLLOW STRATEGIES OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT FOR BENEFIT

Investment requires information, time, skills and a firm knowledge of ongoing in
stock market. You have to keep yourself updated with the current stock listings.
Those who are seeking for help could be easily able to know about Indian stock
market. The solution for investment in stock markets is Portfolio Management
services in India. The task for the investment is full of complexities. The job of
portfolio management is not an easy one. You could be thrown with choices among
which you have to catch a suitable one keeping in mind about enough security and
healthy returns.

With the irregular nature in Indian Share Market, you need to be experienced
and have to do a thorough research so to take correct decision. There are
several Portfolio Management services in India to guide you. These services
would help you to know about your objectives for investment. They also make you
to abstract essential necessities such as holding capital, fluidity, current income,
financial significances and then these services advise you with the beneficial

scheme.

You could get multiple benefits from Portfolio Management services in
India. While decided to take the services from Relationship Manager of Investment,
then you would be able to get assure all your required services for investment. A
website with the customer care services would be rendered to you in case of any
query and you could easily judge the performance of your portfolio. The research
team from the Portfolio Management Services will orient a thorough research in
the stock market to guide you. They would ensure you to monitor your portfolio
constantly and regularly.

Investment portfolio management is the process of managing several sureties
and investigation of shares, securities and bonds. The Professional Management
looks for the real state so to satisfy the defined investment aims for the gain of their
investors. Investors can be anyone from company investors to an individual.

The task of Portfolio Management is to collect the entire developed fresh product to
accomplish the following aim:

1) To increase the value or profit of the portfolio.

2) Defend the enterprise scheme.

3) Put up the investor balance.

The obligation of the Investment Portfolio Management is under the hands of the
management team of an administration or a business unit. The team is responsible
for managing portfolio by having constant knowledge about the markets and then
an appropriate decision for the benefit on investor’s portfolio. Managing portfolio
varies from profits by risk, advancing fresh products, gaining by adopting new
strategy etc.

A legitimate beginning of the Investment Portfolio Management procedure is
by first developing product strategy about the customers, markets happening and
products. The process is continued by acquiring the information about the budget
available for portfolio. Next, the products are measured for profitability; investment
and risk are some crucial elements of managing portfolio. The main aim of Portfolio
Management is to follow the strategy which satisfies the organization as well as
helpful to balance the investor’s portfolio. The strategy depends upon the risk and
profit.