There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Portfolio strategy: Mix ‘COVID-proof’ and ‘COVID-recovery’ stocks; here are 7 top buys
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"The stock is currently trading at 3x FY22E EBITDA. We expect restoration of a 20 percent mark-up on e-auction prices from October 2020 dispatches (provided demand recovers), which should trigger the next round of uptick in the stock," said Emkay Global which maintained buy call with a target of Rs 208 per share. … [Read more...] about Coal India shares declines on sharp fall in Q1 earnings, but Emkay sees 53% upside
The demand for gold is sustained by diverse factors such as consumption in the form of jewellery, use of gold by various central banks as their reserve assets and as a hedging instrument against market, inflation and currency risks. These diverse sets of factors sustain the demand for gold in all economic conditions, and thereby help it play the role of a safe haven asset. … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to invest in gold now?
The latter is a multi-factor ETF, tracking the Nifty Alpha Low Volatility 30 Index. The index consists of 30 stocks that are selected through a rule-based system. Such rule-based ETFs are known as smart-beta products. Fund houses now work closely with index manufacturers too, to incorporate rules that decide inclusions and exclusions. … [Read more...] about Investors take to ETFs as fund houses serve a wider spread
Gilt funds should not necessarily be looked at as buying into the longest duration asset available always. The yield curve is steep enough for portfolio strategies in gilt funds that position themselves at points on the curve, where carry versus duration risk trade-off seems optimal. … [Read more...] about Gilt fund investors must have a horizon of more than 3 years: IDFC MF