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  Watch Live TV Channels on your computer.  It was never easy to watch TV on computer before with too ...

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I want to share with my readers that I have recently moved from Chennai to New-Delhi on permanent basis. I ...

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  Stockssavvy gets its own google plus page.  Now onwards, all the updates from Stockssavvy can also be seen on ...

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Stockssavvy get its own Forum

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  We are happy to introduce forum for our Stockssavvy readers. The forum of the link can be accessed at ...

Persistent Systems

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With an Impressive IPO opening, today company announced its Dividend Meeting on 23th April. Hold on to this stock, not ...

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I ll be sharing my views on the stock market from the today itself. What stocks to invest in, what ...

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Should you sell your Petrol car and buy a diesel one?

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India is one of the biggest markets for diesel cars. Most of the people prefer diesel engines over petrol ones ...

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Amazon makes Indians go wild with their new India start up Junglee.com

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American online retail giant Amazon.com has made an final entry into the Indian market with Junglee.com, an online shopping site. What this means to online leaders in India such as Flipkart.com & yebhi.com? Which online website is the cheapest & renders the best services?

Anna Hazare in Chennai on Dec 18

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Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare will visit Chennai on December 18 and address a public meeting. Hazare is travelling across the country ahead of his third round of fasting on December 27 to push for the Jan Lokpal bill. He will be accompanied by Arvind Kejriwal, who will also address the gathering.

New Design, New Purpose

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We have recently changed the design of our site and with this we change the look & feel of the website. Now it is very important for us to know fair critiques about it. Maybe there is something you didn't like in the site, or you have some ideas about it? We would greatly appreciate all your comments.

Happy Diwali to Stockssavvy Readers

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Delightful laddos Incandecent diyas www.stockssavvy.comWhole lot of fun A big stock of masti Lots of mithai Innemurable fireworks Wishing you the best bargain on fun n lots of sale-e-bration Muhurat trading on the stock market is an auspicious practice followed to ensure continued success on the bourses. As always, Udan Mukherjee will sit with Samir Arora, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala asking their opinion about the market for the next year. I am going to my native place Ferozepur, Punjab for celebrating Diwali. I will be on vacation for the next one week & won't be updating much on the website. Wishing everyone a festival of lights that is safe, enjoyable, thoughtful, socially cohesive and personally meaningful. HAPPY DIWALI! May you live your life like the festival of Diwali, happy healthy and wealthy. A Very Very Happy Diwali to you and your family !!

How easy it is to start business in India?

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Thinking of starting a business in India by becoming an entrepreneur. Think again. The World Bank yesterday released its much awaited, ‘Doing Business’ report and it should give the Govt, especially the Govt of Maharashtra some food for thought. This report, ranks countries based on their ease of doing business, from 1 – 183. A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm. This index averages the country's percentile rankings on 10 topics, made up of a variety of indicators, giving equal weight to each topic. The rankings for all economies are benchmarked to June 2011. The 10 criteria considered are – ease of starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts and resolving insolvencies. Can you even imagine India getting anywhere in the top when these are the criteria? The best country, as per World Bank, to do business in is Singapore. This is followed by Hong Kong, New Zealand, with USA coming at fourth place. Denmark and Norway come in fifth and sixth place respectively, followed by UK at seventh place. This is followed by South Korea, Iceland, Ireland at 10th place. Saudi Arabia at 12th place is ahead of even Australia, Germany, Japan. And where does India figure? Scroll down the list, keep on going down and just when you think the page will come to an end, India comes at the 132nd place. We are just a notch above Nigeria and place lower to West Bank and Gaza. Ethiopia, Nepal, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Mongolia, Serbia are all much, much ahead of India. And to think that we keep on comparing ourselves with China, which is at 91st place. The only solace is that India’s ranking has gone up 7 notches, from 139 to 132.. How does India figure in the 10 points of criterion? YoY, there is no change in the rankings of ease of starting a business; dealing with construction permits, enforcing contracts. In terms of betterment in rankings, India has fared better in terms of getting electricity, paying taxes and resolving insolvencies. But the rest, ranking has fallen – registering property, getting credit, protecting investors and trading across borders. The Report is telling in terms of the time taken. For eg: it takes 227 days for getting the construction permits , 67 days to get electricity, 44 days to register a property, 254 days to oay taxes but the worst is time taken to enforce contracts, which takes 1420 days! Top city to do business in India is Ludhiana, Hyderabad comes at number two, Bhubaneshwar at number 3, Gurgaon at number 4 and Ahmedabad is at number 5. Bengaluru is at 13th place, Chennai at 15th place, Mumbai at 10, New Delhi at 6, and the lowest on the ranking scale is Kolkatta.

Power Cuts

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It seems to be business as usual on the stock market front. Back to tracking stocks and the global cues. But what about the domestic scenario? Most of the country is grappling under severe power cuts. This is not summer, yet there is ‘load shedding’ or should we say forced power cuts. In Maharashtra, the power cut ranges from 2 hours to a staggering 16 hours. The Govt of the most developed state is broke, which is why it has no money to pay and buy surplus power from neighbouring states. The Metro’s across the country are largely unaffected but across India, there is a power crisis, spurred on by the acute shortage of coal. www.stockssavvy.comA report in Economic Times states that coal supply to power projects in southern states including Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu was affected due to the Telangana agitation. Fuel supply to the eastern and northern states was disrupted due to floods in Orissa and the adjoining coal mines. Multitude of reasons – strikes, heavy rains have hurt mining, loading and transportation at mines of Northern Coalfields, Central Coalfields, Eastern Coalfields, Mahanadi Coalfields and Singareni Collieries Company. Therefore, projects that supply power to states such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharasthra, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh are vulnerable. These problems have only got compounded because we as such suffer from poor domestic coal production. And this is a problem which has been unleashed by the Govt due to its complete inaction, which does not come as any new news. Private sector companies are not allowed to mine and sell coal in the open market. That is the prerogative and monopoly of Coal India. Supply is not able to keep pace with the demand. And imported coal is two to three times more expensive. Coal India too sells at regulated prices, much below the international prices. This is done to keep the electricity costs down. If Coal India was allowed free pricing, our electricity prices will shoot through the roof. Coal is the prime fuel used to generate power and currently as per Central Electricity Authority (CEA), more than half of the country’s 86 thermal power stations are currently running at “critical” stocks of less than five days, while more than a third of the plants have become “super critical”. The immediate short term measure was that the Coal Ministry announced earmarking a part of the 4 MT coal sold through e-auction to meet shortages. But this is just a temporary relief. Demand for coal is rising at the rate of 8.4% over past five years while supply has grown by a dismal 5.4%. For FY12, Coal India has committed 331 MT of coal supply to the power sector as against the demand for 426 MT. The Govt of India has put out a report stating that when the 12th Plan Period ends in March 2012, India could face a coal shortage of 15%. Currently, India’s coal demand is estimated at 696 MT, of which only 554 MT is likely to be available thus 142 MT will need to be imported. So what options do the power companies now have? There are only three options – they import coal or buy through the e-auction or acquire coal mines. The first option is probably the only feasible one. E-auction is meant only for small power companies and that is definitely not the category into which these power companies fall. Acquiring is no longer easier and where do they get the green bucks when they are already leveraged to the hilt? Also it has been seen that of the 100 coal mines allotted to private sector companies, only 5 to 6 have started production. Importing is thus the only option. The relief will come, that’s for sure. But it will once again be a temporary relief. What we need is a permanent solution. Allowing entry of private sector companies to mine and sell has to be an option which the Govt needs to consider. Yes, it could mean hike in our electricity bills but come to think of it, that too is necessary for inculcating responsible usage of electricity. Unfortunately, for all the lapses of the Govt, we will have to bear the brunt, pay a price. Inflation is already a concern and if power tariffs rise further, well, do not know what RBI will do to control the prices. This festival season will be one of its kind – hot, sweaty and terribly expensive! When UPA came in power, they promised people that India will be free from Power problems in 2014 & India will be self sufficient till 2040. This was a big booster for the markets, Nifty rallied from 3500 to 4200.We have gone backwards rather than going forward in tacking our power problems. It would be interesting to see what Govt will have to say in their upcoming elections? Tell us how bad the power cuts in your area?

Stockssavvy.com completes one year

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Dear all of you! I am extremely delightful to share with the readers the first anniversary of the Website. For a lifetime, first year is very young, but long enough for a website to experience and prove its everlastingness and stability. Today was the day when Stockssavvy moved from the blogging platform to become one of India’s leading website in Financial Planning, Stocks, and Mutual funds & Insurance. Stockssavvy is still in its fancy days & readers can expect more to come in coming months & years. There are few accomplishments which we were able to reach in this one year. Getting the website in shape where people can read & relate with ease. Integrating social networking websites & readers to integrate to get all the update to readers in real time. Keeping people updated what is important for them to know when it comes to money. Offering them free service in financial planning & they can start their financial planning without thinking of cost barrier which is involved with financial planner. Offering people to invest in mutual funds & insurance. The biggest accomplishment we feel is that we are able to help people in taking their decision when it comes to financial planning as well as stocks. We are targeting to integrate online buying of Mutual funds online through Website. I hope we will be able to integrate it on prior basis. Kindly let us know what else do you expect through our website? I thank you again for all the encouragement throughout the way & hope for your companionship in years to come.

How to master the art of Investing – The Warren Buffet way.

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Do you ever wonder how Warren Buffet master the art of investing? He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. Often introduced as "legendary investor, Warren Buffett", he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and is the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011. His philosophy towards investing sticks to 6 principles which are :

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