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|January 31, 2004|
How much insurance do you need?
Historically, consumers have bought life insurance for reasons of tax saving rather than the core need of providing for one's family in case of death of breadwinner.
4 steps to boost the market
A N Shanbhag on some of the things the government can do to give the market a fillip
|January 27, 2004|
Should you invest in Infrastructure Bonds?
In a hurry to save tax today investors deploy their money in all sorts of infrastructure bonds, which offer an assured return (and to that extent the risk is limited).
|January 19, 2004|
Sense & Sensex
Most Sensex stocks seem to have priced in aggressive earnings growth for fiscal 2005, making them extremely vulnerable to earnings disappointments
|January 17, 2004|
The investor's dilemma
A N Shanbhag suggests options for investors in a market where equity is at an all-time peak and debt has bottomed out.
|January 13, 2004|
Caution pays, overcautiousness doesn't
So it is important to be invested at the right time. The easier way, however, is to stay invested at all times because one really can't predict with precision when stocks could rise and when they could fall.
Small investors, avoid margin trading
Margin trading is a high-risk strategy. You stand to make higher profits, but might also lose heavily, if the market conditions move against you.
|January 08, 2004|
It's time to book profits
Equity markets have witnessed a meteoric rise in recent times. Investors have been adequately rewarded and exuberance levels are at all time highs.
Time's ripe to invest in gold
2004 will again be a golden year. And this is a bus not a single investor should miss.
|January 06, 2004|
A guide to trading in commodity futures
Indian markets have recently thrown open a new avenue for retail investors and traders to participate: commodity derivatives. For those who want to diversify their portfolios beyond shares, bonds and real estate, commodities is the best option.