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Using MProfit Portfolio Management Software – a review

I’ve been investing in the stock market for a long long time now, and in the early days, kept a written record and then used Excel or Open Office Calc to track my stock portfolio and other investments. Over a period of time, as the portfolio grew, it became cumbersome to keep inputting the data manually whenever there were any changes, and that’s where MProfit came in handy.

Till recently I’ve been using Microsoft Money to do this, along with the ET Portfolio Tracker for stocks and Valueresearchonline for mutual funds. There are portfolio tools with demat & online trading providers too. I use Sharekhan, HDFC Securities and ICICIDirect, and am not too enthused about their portfolio trackers.

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Market timings change, NSE, BSE to open at 9 am from 18-Dec

The battle for the opening bell between the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) just got hotter as both now plan to start trading from 9 am beginning this Friday, December 18. 🙂

On Tuesday, the BSE had announced they would start 10 minutes earlier, from 9.45 am and this tit-for-tat has been on since then. Readers will recall that that on 23-Oct, the capital market regulator had said it would allow stock exchanges to keep their trading hours between 9 am to 5 pm (currently 9:55 am and 3:30 pm). That proposal of course is still hanging by a slender thread as in a recent survey of 418 BSE brokers, 79.4% (332 brokers) voted in favour of a status quo and keeping the timings unchanged.

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P.Chidambaram and Ramalinga Raju – two sides of the same coin?

Came across a  pretty interesting piece in the DNA which sought to place the confession by Satyam’s Ramalinga Raju in perspective with statements by P.Chidambaram early last year, while presenting the Budget as the FM at the time.

Raju confessed that he had overstated profits, which is possible either by creating make-believe revenues or by understating costs. Raju did the former. Chidambaram did the latter.

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