2007: Year of the unknown!
It was yet another landmark year for the stock markets with the BSE Sensex gaining 48% YoY in 2006. With the dark clouds of inflation and high interest rates now gathering on the horizon, can we expect an encore in 2007?
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Auto: Rough terrain ahead
In the face of intense competition, who will survive to the onslaught?

Software: Growing strength by strength...
While growth should be a given, productivity problems are likely to occupy centrestage!

Telecom: The rising!
Will consolidation ring in good times or will battle especially on rural turf get bloodier?

Banks: Retard after the rally
In the midst of liquidity and margin constraints, will the credit cycle turn in 2007?

Commodities: A mixed bag!
How long will the rise in prices continue? Will the growth sustain in 2007?

FMCG: Not really fast moving!
Will the biggies be able to steal the thunder from their nimble small peers in 2007?

Pharma: Towards a healthy future?
After underperforming for two straight years, will 2007 be just what the doctor ordered?

Mutual Funds: Good, Bad & Ugly!
2006 will be remembered for the run-ins between the regulator and the fund houses.

Assured return schemes: Lost and Found
Assured return schemes managed to pull off a turnaround of sorts this year.

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    In 2007, I will give a higher allocation to...
    Fixed Instruments

     The Markets
    BSE SENSEX 13,787 47.9%
    NSE NIFTY 3,966 40.6%
    S&P 500 3,295 35.0%
    DOW 12,463 15.6%
    NASDAQ 2,415 8.9%
    FTSE 6,221 10.3%
    HANG SENG 19,965 32.7%
    NIKKEI 17,226 5.4%

    *Latest indices as on Dec. 29, 2006

    Leaders / Laggards of 2006
     BSE 'A' Group Gainers | Losers
     Equity Funds Gainers | Losers
     Balanced Funds Gainers | Losers
     Debt Funds Gainers | Losers
     MIPs Gainers | Losers

    Fixed Deposit Rate Trends
      JAN-06 DEC-06
    State Bank of India
    1-YEAR 6.00% 7.50%
    2-YEAR 6.00% 7.50%
    3-YEAR 6.25% 7.75%
    HDFC Ltd.
    1-YEAR 6.25% 7.75%
    2-YEAR 6.50% 7.75%
    3-YEAR 6.75% 8.00%

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