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|October 29, 2004|
Good news for senior citizens!
Persons above 55 years of age and retired defence personnel are now eligible for putting their money in Senior Citizens Savings Scheme offering 9 per cent return.
Does it pay to be opportunistic?
Over longer time horizons, which are ideal for evaluating equity funds, conventional funds are a much better bet.
|October 26, 2004|
Investing: Do research reports help?
In short, consider research reports with adequate caution. The problem with them is they recommend a scrip only when the price has gone up substantially.
Home insurance? 6 key points to note
While you are purchasing full protection in the form of a the risk cover, bear in mind the following 6 key points which will also give you peace of mind.
|October 25, 2004|
Should you invest in MNC pharma?
Multinational pharma companies may not be able to sustain the returns they managed in the past year as high growth expectations are already built into stock prices
|October 21, 2004|
Investing in an MIP? Check this
If decide to get invested in an MIP, look at its debt component. It will tell you whether or not your scheme can deal with volatility and preserve capital.
|October 20, 2004|
Alliance-Birla merger: What's in it for you?
In our view, it may not have been the best deal for investors in Alliance Capital Mutual Fund, given that process-driven funds like HDFC Mutual Fund and Principal Mutual Fund, were also in the race.
Be cautious with sector funds
Specialised or sectoral funds are in a way a risky proposition as they do not offer investors the diversified portfolio that mutual fund plans are expected to do.
Buying a home? Check this out first!
Here is a routine checklist, which prospective buyers should adhere to.
|October 18, 2004|
Testing week for mutual fund investors!
Investments are serious business and are meant to achieve your pre-determined financial objectives, not provide thrills.
5 key steps for stock market investors
While we have listed above some key rules to be adhered to before selecting a company for investment, there is one bigger rule that applies to stock market investing: discipline.
|October 15, 2004|
How floating rate funds help you
As long-term investment avenues, floating rate funds should at best be selected for capital preservation. Clocking a return should be the secondary objective, else the investor will find himself very disappointed with the returns.
MIPs: Are the expenses justified?
Investors must give due importance to the costs associated with their MIP investments while evaluating the feasibility of these investments.
|October 14, 2004|
Easy IPOs: Just dial to apply!
Just dial 1600-22-2266, a toll free number (meaning there are no charges for making this call) to apply for any public offering, or to bid for a book-built issue or even modify an IPO application.
|October 12, 2004|
How to pick the right calling card
Long distance telephony has indeed become very economical and simpler with the advent of calling cards.
3 myths about mutual funds
Being a successful investor is all about making the most prudent investment decisions, even if they are dull and boring.
|October 06, 2004|
How to choose the best mutual funds
We try to define an ideal mutual fund portfolio for the investor with a moderate risk appetite and an investment time frame of at least five years.
MF round-up: September 2004
Our advice: exercise caution and don't get carried away by the exuberance in the markets.