|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 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 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 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 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 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 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.