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September 28, 2007
Why women need to invest
Apart from working women, homemakers too should take to investing. They can save from the monthly allowance they get to run the house.

September 24, 2007
Selling your house? Read this!
Anchoring is one of the most difficult phenomena in behavioural finance to overcome. It is a term used to explain how we often hold on to some fact or figure and use it as a reference point to make future decisions.

Want a glittering portfolio? Go for diamonds
Diamonds are one of the most concentrated forms of storing wealth. Also they do not require any ongoing management like gold. Since they are insulated from the daily fluctuations of the markets, there aren't any sharp price changes.

September 20, 2007
Why global mutual funds are not exciting
Investors must appreciate that although they are investing with the Indian fund house, there is an onus on the latter to identify the right global fund.

September 19, 2007
What is your Human Life Value?
We define HLV as the sum total of the monetary values of all future needs an individual's family has, along with the values of all his outstanding liabilities.

5 mutual fund myths busted
In this article, we debunk 5 popular myths regarding mutual funds. Read on...

September 13, 2007
Ulips: How IRDA is passing the buck
IRDA seems to be sleeping. It is bothered about the well-being of the insurance companies and not about the man on the street who is buying costly Ulips.

September 11, 2007
6 key dangers to Indian economy
RBI has reiterated its faith in the Indian economy but it has also put forth some key concerns that have the potential to derail the growth engine.

Re-evaluate NFO investments regularly
A lot of NFOs were mis-sold and we frequently come across clients who request us to re-assess their NFO-heavy portfolios.

September 06, 2007
Subprime crisis: How it affects you
The crisis worldwide is surely impacting you as well. Here's how.

September 05, 2007
MFs: Past performance is not everything
Our advice to investors is that they should adhere to the basics of mutual fund investing and evaluate mutual funds across parameters, including past performance.

Say 'no' to star fund managers!
When your advisor recommends any mutual fund scheme, quiz him about the fund house and how its investment processes work.

August 31, 2007
Why growth and dividend NAVs differ?
Investors believe that after the dividend is distributed, growth NAV and dividend NAV do not appreciate or depreciate in the same proportion

August 30, 2007
Case study: Mis-selling of ULIPs
We have seen several cases of ULIPs (unit-linked insurance plans) being sold to the most improbable of investors

Why investing and vacationing are similar
Personal finance advice from .

August 27, 2007
How they are enjoying freedom at sunset
Stories of 4 winners whose right investments, foresight and discipline are helping them to live it up in their retirement

Fidelity Equity Fund: So far so good
An NFO can be considered if its investment proposition is truly unique and suits the investor's risk profile

Designer products for deep pockets
Booming economy, rising income levels, more savvy investors...all these have meant that there is constant pressure on funds and wealth managers to come up with new products to attract investors.

August 24, 2007
Buying gold from your bank? Beware!
The best way then to eliminate the risk of being 'cheated' is probably to spend time in selecting an honest financial planner for yourself

August 22, 2007
Sundaram Rural India Fund: Yet to reap benefits
Should investors consider investing in the fund or liquidating their existing investments, instead?

August 20, 2007
SIPs: An antidote to volatile markets
Less than a month ago, equity markets were trading at record highs and irrational exuberance seemed to be the order of the day

August 17, 2007
Of market mayhem and 3 myths
Be sure of one thing: knowledge will prevent you from panicking.

Invest in global funds? 9 tips
Global funds have opened a window to international asset markets for Indian investors

August 14, 2007
Got a banking license? Grow big
If you get a banking license in India, open 500 branches nationally in one year and announce plans for another 500 by year two.

August 13, 2007
Making money for the money-makers
Since celebrities often do not track their finances, they could land up squandering a lot of their funds and not saving enough

Tech funds: A mistake if you had invested
We have been attempting to guide you, the investor, from not going overboard when it comes to investing in sector funds

August 11, 2007
Of hidden charges and fine print
There is clear consensus among experts that whether the market goes up or down, there will be a serious element of volatility in the days to come.

Taxing times: Joint ventures work better
A husband-wife team with incomes from two separate jobs can take advantage of the tax laws by buying a residence through a home loan.

August 10, 2007
Indian markets and the global crisis
Why sub-prime mortgage in the US is lashing Indian stocks markets

August 09, 2007
Pharma funds: Bitter returns
We are not making a call whether the pharma sector is poised to do well or not. What we are recommending is that you should avoid investing in sector funds.

August 04, 2007
Infrastructure funds: Hot property!
The infrastructure funds, which have been highlighted in the table, grab the maximum number of places in this listing. Now, as an investor, it is natural to consider investing in sector funds and in particular the infrastructure funds.

August 03, 2007
Taking a home loan? Ask these questions!
Before you sign on the dotted line, ask your home-loan provider a few tough questions.

August 02, 2007
How to reduce investing risks
Market risk can be reduced through proper diversification

August 01, 2007
The secret to becoming rich!
There is only one way to create wealth and be financially independent. And that is to choose an asset over a liability.

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