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December 30, 2006
Looking at services sector positively
HDFC Taxsaver continues to shine with a five-star rating acquired

Good at managing market crashes
Despite a miserable past, Magnum Taxgain has done well

Not the right choice for conservative investors
Prudential ICICI Tax Plan has been able to justify its heavy concentration in small and mid cap stocks with good returns.

Try ELSS while tax planning
The public provident fund may still be the most courted tax-saving instrument, but equity linked savings schemes - or tax-planning mutual funds - are a more dashing alternative.

How to build a real estate fortune
Money invested in real estate, for income and capital growth, provides stable and predictable returns similar to bonds offering a regular return on investment, if the property is rented, as well as capital appreciation.

December 28, 2006
Tips on investing in mutual funds
Our advice - don't follow the stars blindly; at least not while investing in the mutual funds segment.

How to secure your financial future
If you want to take control of your financial future, you must have a plan that will allow you to find good investments, reduce taxes, beat inflation, and properly manage money.

Are you a smart investor?
Alternative thinking was the way to go this year-at least for the smart investor.

December 27, 2006
Beware...You're being churned
But what you are yet to discover is that you have been saddled with costs that have and will continue to impact your overall returns in the years to come

Did you invest in the best equity funds?
Are you riding on the horses or on the laggards

December 22, 2006
Top paying career options in India
With the age of pre-placement offers setting in you can get a high paying job even before you step out of college

Check out this new mutual fund plan
For investors, the presence of these categories which are structurally similar, yet distinct in terms of positioning can be confusing

5 common investment myths
Investment advisors and agents use these myths to their advantage

December 20, 2006
Is there a future for bond funds?
Bonds funds enjoy lower tax vis--vis the Bank FDs (and no hassles of TDS too) and hence can be a better option for people in the higher tax-brackets.

December 19, 2006
Secure your child's future. Here's how
HDFC Standard Life Insurance's top selling unit-linked policy aims to give your child financial security by insuring your life

Home loans: Floating rate, the safest option
More interest hike shocks are to come with no signs of the rates having peaked up.

December 18, 2006
How much life insurance should you have?
Here are a few points that individuals need to reflect on and conclude on the amount he needs to cover his life for. . .

How to save on capital gains
Section 54 EC: Indexation cost can be considered for long-term capital gains benefit.

Want a return of 6,500 per cent?
In a strong bull run, a VCA plan often produces mathematically infinite returns.

December 15, 2006
Guarantor to friend's loan? Beware!
When you sign your name as guarantor to use your good credit to help someone else obtain credit, you are taking a risk that a lender has refused.

December 14, 2006
Align investments to your, not market, needs
If we keep modifying our investments based on market dynamics we will struggle to meet our own needs.

Too many funds spoil the fun

December 13, 2006
Mutual funds: What's hot, what's not
Mutual funds bought FMCG, construction, auto, and IT stocks in November.

Separated? Tips to manage money!
What must women do to mitigate the underlying risks.

December 11, 2006
5 things NOT to do with your money
Have money? Here's what not to do with it. . .

December 09, 2006
Going abroad? Buy prepaid forex cards
A key advantage of these cards is that exchange rate fluctuations may not affect you

December 07, 2006
All about SBI One India Fund
SOIF can add little value to investors' portfolios and that it fails to come across as a "must-have" investment proposition.

7 reasons to sell your stocks
One of the most difficult questions faced by investors in the equity markets

December 04, 2006
Tax saving funds galore: What to buy?
Our advice for investors -- opt for funds like HDFC Long Term Advantage and HDFC TaxSaver which have proven track records to show for, over longer timeframes.

December 01, 2006
5 fears of a first time investor
How a first time investor can conquer these fears and benefit from investing in equity funds and build wealth over time.

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