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|December 31, 2004|
Themes did the trick for MFs
The year 2004 for mutual funds can be easily termed as the 'Year of Themes' as almost every fund houses tried -- and to a large succeeded -- in luring investors into their fold with innovative ideas and themes.
|December 29, 2004|
FDs: Moving with the times!
Flexible styled products offer investors the opportunity to position themselves, whereby they can benefit from the any further hike in interest rates.
Will this be India's century?
If the present government, and the one to follow, is able to make progress in these areas, this century could indeed turn out to be India's!
Investing: How long is long-term?
Buying and selling shares at quick intervals leads to escalation in costs for the investors, as they pay brokerage and depository charges every time trades are executed.
|December 28, 2004|
Party time on stock exchanges!
Long-term investing should become a part of the investor's DNA and not just a passing fad.
Want to invest? Here's help!
Time was when investments meant bank deposits, post office schemes and UTI schemes if you were adventurous.
How to pay less for your car
The first thing to remember is, a car is a set of wheels. Unless you are an absolute automobile enthusiast buy what you need and not what you aspire for - that can come later.
|December 22, 2004|
IBP-IOC: Who got a better deal?
IBP's strong presence in the northern markets will complement IOC's marketing strengths and therefore, on a consolidated basis, the combined entity will benefit (but in FY05, the merger is likely to affect IOC's profitability marginally).
What should investors do now
When markets are at their all time high, stock selection becomes difficult. Prudence and research (whether on your own or through a service provider) are likely to help you in taking the right decision.
MF IPOs: Are you in or out?
Investors must be aware that there is an element of uncertainty attached to investing in MF IPOs, which they must factor in before making an investment decision.
|December 21, 2004|
How to multiply your money
Asset allocation should be the cornerstone of everyone's investment plan, that way you won't have to worry about where the Sensex is or where it's likely to go.
Software: Bigger, the better!
There is no gainsaying the fact that long-term investors can still benefit from a selective approach to stock picking from among the software stocks.
Too many insurance policies? Try this!
Public sector National Insurance Company has, under a unique initiative, tied-up with private sector Birla Sunlife Insurance to provide bundled products that offer both life and general insurance cover.
|December 16, 2004|
Wanna invest? Get ID number now!
Come April 1, 2005, and any investor wishing to punch in trades of Rs 100,000 and above or transacting in mutual funds with a value of Rs 100,000 and above will have to have a unique identification number.
Redeem points to pay credit card fee
He used up 850 reward points to pay the annual fee of Rs 750 (because there is a transaction charge equivalent to 100 points).
|December 15, 2004|
Long-term investing rocks!
A fund that allows fund managers to make long-term investment decisions stands a good chance of meeting your investment objective of long-term capital appreciation.
MFs: A matter of risk and return
Investors must factor in the risks borne by them, if they wish to aptly evaluate the profitability of their investments.
|December 13, 2004|
Are the markets about to fall?
If you firmly believe that all things must come to an end, then the decline in equity markets this week should come as no surprise.
|December 06, 2004|
Gains galore for investors!
Investors must resist the temptation to get invested with a view to rake in quick profits and should instead utilise the opportunity to book a part of their profits and restructure their portfolios.
|December 02, 2004|
A unique 'auction of money'
Even as interest rates are on the rise, Paison Ki Nilami allows participants to bid for the lowest interest rates on finance of infrastructure equipment.
TGIF: Thank God It's a (Mutual) Fund!
Investors must consider investing through mutual funds as there are better systems to ensure that investors are insulated from adverse news.