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|April 26, 2005|
Software stocks: Look further ahead!
Here is an analysis of the performance of the IT sector to see what investors in software stocks can expect going forward.
A credit card for your pet
Some time this year, you will be able to get a credit card that's meant for your pet. If you are shopping for dog biscuits or a dog shampoo or a collar for your dog
|April 22, 2005|
How good is UTI-Dividend Yield Fund
We believe that while the 'dividend yield' concept has merit from a diversification perspective, investors need to explore existing funds in that category before looking at UDY.
Are ULIPs safe?
Individuals should be wary of the risks associated with a market-linked product like ULIPs before investing in them.
How to file an insurance claim
We have outlined a few guidelines, which will aid individuals understand the intricacies of filing a claim.
|April 21, 2005|
Revisiting the gold standard
Gold would be an ideal asset to hold over a long period when it attains a stable value in real terms. As an asset it is also a great hedge against inflation.
A good time to invest in stocks!
Don't worry about the ups and downs of the market, invest systematically every month, stay put and you can't go wrong.
|April 19, 2005|
Home loans for the fifty-plus
A Mumbai-based executive with a blue chip public sector corporate had just 5 years to retire. He was hunting for an appropriate housing loan scheme for buying a house in Pune for staying after retirement.
All you wanted to know about derivatives!
Derivatives are specialised contracts which signify an agreement or an option to buy or sell the underlying asset of the derivate up to a certain time in the future at a prearranged price, the exercise price.
A workable five-year plan for investors
Franklin Templeton Fixed Tenure Fund suits those willing to commit money for a five-year tenure.
|April 15, 2005|
How good is Franklin Bluechip fund?
Franklin India Bluechip Fund holds the distinction of being the largest diversified equity fund in the country and has been in existence for over 10 years now.
All about the HSBC midcap fund
HSBC Midcap Equity Fund is the latest fund to hit the 'mid cap diversified equity fund' space.
|April 13, 2005|
Investing? How much risk can you take?
If you have a portfolio of stocks selected with adequate margins of safety, you minimise your chances of losses over the long term.
A guide to right investment
There are various forms of investments at the disposal of individuals. These include real assets like a house, a car, a television, or financial assets like stocks in companies, bonds, units of funds, et cetera.
|April 12, 2005|
Be safe; always invest for the long term
Investors should not go overboard in trying to make a quick buck and hurt their financial well being in the long run.
Mutual fund IPOs? Beware!
Investors must look at whether the new product is needed for their portfolio. Most fund managers say that the spate of IPOs may end up doing more harm than good in the long term.
Travelling abroad? Insure now!
Travellers looking at a four-day shopping holiday to Bangkok could avail of Travel Asia Flair where the premium is as low as Rs 250 a day.
|April 11, 2005|
How to be RICH in 6 easy steps!
The key is to make a continuous effort to put away small amounts on a consistent basis. No matter how little you make or how high your expenses may seem, it is nearly always possible to put away at least some money for the future.
|April 09, 2005|
Are tax-saving funds good?
Tax-saving funds add value to your portfolio, but you must ensure that your ELSS investments are always in tune with your risk-appetite.
4 reasons why ULIPs are best!
What makes unit linked insurance plans attractive to investors? Here are 4 reasons that make ULIPs irresistible.
|April 05, 2005|
How the top mutual funds fared
The markets were at their volatile best in March 2005. Investors had a testing time as markets surged and plummeted sharply with alarming frequency.
4 reasons why ULIPs make sense
Ask any individual who has purchased a life insurance policy in the past year or so and chances are high that the policy will be a unit linked insurance plan.
How to check if your share price is okay
Share prices are primarily driven by the earnings of companies, and now is a good time to check if the share prices of the companies (stocks) you own are in line with their (the companies') earnings.
What to expect from the IT biggies
The bulls in the markets seem to be back on track in the last week, after a largely bearish sentiment prevailed in the past few trading sessions.