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|March 30, 2005|
Few MUSTs for investors!
In this article, we attempt to simplify matters for the common investor, by explaining some important terms that every investor must be aware of, not just while investing in shares, but for any other investment.
What's the right time to sell stocks?
This is a very tricky issue. Here are some guidelines.
What goes up must come down!
If markets correct further, risk-taking investors should use this opportunity to increase their allocations to equity/balanced funds. Investors who have taken the SIP route, will stand to benefit from falling markets in any case.
Easiest way to make BIG money!
SIPs can make you big money and you don't even need to take any undue risks or effort.
|March 29, 2005|
Tax-saving pension plans for you!
If you're looking to start saving for your retirement and would like to put a small part of it into equities, try a pension plan.
Credit cards with a heart!
These cards donate a small percentage of the card spends and the yearly fees to the charity.
|March 24, 2005|
Oil price hike to hit home loan rate?
You are probably aware of the sharp rise in crude oil prices. You have also probably read of how 'dangerous' this can be for the economy and how it could 'sting' your investments
8 musts for investing in IPOs
Among the many records created by the Indian stock markets during the year 2004, another record that was too much in the limelight was that of the initial public offer market.
|March 23, 2005|
How to trade in stocks
An Australian company, Safety In The Market, guarantees success for investors who follow the course it conducts.
2 basic investing principles
Always look at the downside before the upside before you invest in the stock market.
|March 18, 2005|
Fund IPOs? A checklist for investors!
Our advice to investors would be to participate in the flexi/multi cap segment for the right reasons like building a comprehensive portfolio or achieving your investment objective.
Invest in PSB stocks? You bet!
Anyone who wants to bet on the Indian economy has no choice but to bet on public sector banks.
|March 17, 2005|
Stay away from income funds!
With interest rates expected to remain volatile in 2005, it would be prudent to stay away from long-term income funds or gilt funds for some more time.
Get new rates for old home loans!
Many players are entering the home loan market with promotional offers, which may be a good opportunity for existing borrowers to relook at their loans.
Monetary Policy demystified
Declared semi-annually (i.e. March and September), the Monetary Policy takes stock of the economy's liquidity and inflationary conditions and employs the necessary tools to revive it.
The 10-year itch!
We have highlighted the performances of some of the leading diversified equity funds that have completed a decade long existence.
Short-term debt funds the best bet!
If interest rates do rise, they can then shift to long-term debt funds to benefit from higher yields and/or even bank fixed deposits.
How not to lose money in the stock market
Here are four key areas you must look at while investing in the stock market.
|March 16, 2005|
Why you must have mediclaim!
It is prudent to get a medical insurance cover to ensure that illnesses do not drain your resources.
|March 15, 2005|
Can arts students get study loans?
In the case of arts students, banks look at the course the student proposes to pursue, the institution, the alumni of the institution and the possibility of a handsome salary on completion of the course.
Gas stocks can make you rich!
Gas stocks should see high growth as steady supplies and compelling economies force user industries to close in on an alternative to naphtha.
|March 14, 2005|
Plan for your retirement now!
You are nearing retirement faster than you think. Spot a retirement plan basket and start putting in whatever you can before it's too late.
|March 11, 2005|
The best mutual funds! Period
Crisil's Composite Performance Ranking for December 2004 quarter.
Buying stocks? Be careful!
While the sense of optimism about the returns from the stock market is apparent, probably, it is time to be rationale.
Gold investment? Better than FDs!
It should always be remembered that investment in physical gold must always be in the form of coins/bars and should be in addition to the jewellery held by the household.
|March 09, 2005|
Repaying home loan? Read this!
Housing finance companies are receiving numerable queries from home buyers as to how best they can benefit from taking a home loan, and what would be the ideal product to go for.
Great tips to save more tax!
With tax breaks available for investments across asset classes, you can make a good portfolio and save tax.
|March 08, 2005|
The top 5 mutual funds!
Financial product distributors play a key role in selling mutual funds to investors. Business Standard spoke to select distributors about their top five recommendations this month with reasons for suggesting the same.
PPF investors may need 3 accounts!
Scores of Indians who use the Public Provident Fund as a tax saving tool might now need to maintain three separate accounts instead of just one, as they now do, tax lawyers say.
|March 07, 2005|
The best tax-saving funds
With investing in ELSSs becoming an attractive option, here is a look at some of the best in the category.
Should you invest in stocks now?
Now that everyone on the Dalal Street is 'revising' the target for the benchmark BSE-30 upwards, especially after a good Budget, the premise of the same has to be questioned.